Students at Miller Elementary School were silent and wide-eyed Monday as their principal introduced the guest speaker.
After all, he is “the big boss of everybody,” principal Gwendolyn Pearson-Kilgore told the tiny audience.
Students burst into cheers and applause, some scurrying over to their guest after the ceremony to give him a hug. That type of friendly behavior is one reason why state school Superintendent John Barge visited Miller and Morningside elementary schools.
The Houston County schools were two of three schools to win the first Georgia Department of Education Family-Friendly Partnership School Award.
“You guys have this family partnership thing going on here in Houston County,” Barge told Morningside students.