Friday, May 8, 2009
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During its annual Partners in Education reception Wednesday morning, the Newton County School System honored Newton Medical Center as the 2009 Partner of the Year. NMC is a partner with East Newton Elementary School and was lauded for having had a positive influence on the morale of teachers by providing breakfast on teacher workdays; volunteering as readers and judges for the school spelling bee and recitation contest and providing supplies for the school clinic. Pictured, left to right, are Joe Stier, chair of Newton County Chamber of Commerce; Michelle Green, president of NMC's auxiliary board; Heather King, NMC/NCSS liaison; James Weidick, administrator of NMC; Naomi Cobb, principal of East Newton Elementary School; John Boothby, president of the Newton County Chamber of Commerce; and Dr. Steve Whatley, superintendent of Newton County Schools.