Jackson, Henry Herald honored for education coverage

From Staff Reports

Johnny Jackson, education reporter for the Henry Daily Herald, and the newspaper, have been honored by the Georgia School Boards Association for exceptional work in the field of education reporting.

Jackson recently accepted the award at the Georgia School Boards Association/Georgia School Superintendents Association's Annual Conference held in Atlanta Dec. 4-5.

The Georgia School Boards Association's Beacon Award is given annually to media organizations and/or individual reporters or editors, who have shown a willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to report educational issues to their communities.

The Henry County Board of Education nominated Jackson and the Henry Daily Herald for the award, because of the job they have done in providing citizens with thorough and accurate information about the school system.

GSBA is a voluntary association of Georgia's 180 local boards of education. It provides programs, training and services to assist boards in governing local school systems.

For more information about GSBA, visit the web site: www.gsba.com.