Southern Prince George’s parents receive PTA awards -- Gazette.Net


Two parents in southern Prince George’s County recently received awards related to their involvement in their local parent teacher associations.

Alexandria Briggs-Blake of Oxon Hill received the National PTA Life Achievement Award for her work at Fort Foote Elementary School in Fort Washington in July. Briggs-Blake has been PTA president at the school for the past five years, and has been active in the the organization for more than 20 years.

“The children I have touched, the schools I have served, and the parents I have encouraged to be more involved validate my efforts,” Briggs-Blake said in a statement.

Orpheus Kennedy of Upper Marlboro received the “Dad 4 PTA” Award from Maryland PTA, an award recognizing outstanding contributions to a PTA by a male member, in July. Kennedy is a member of the Barack Obama Elementary School PTA, where he was chairman for two of the Upper Marlboro school’s three years of operation and now serves as communications chairman and Dads Coordinator.

“I enjoy helping out whenever and wherever I’m needed,” Kennedy said in a statement.