Arthurs Middle School is one of only nine schools across the state to be awarded the 2012 Michigan's Best Award.
The Michigan Association of School Boards uses the award to "honor and recognize the quality education and innovative programs taking place in Michigan schools each day," according to a Trenton Public Schools release.
“Educators are constantly developing innovative approaches to education, and the Michigan’s Best Award recognizes the cream of the crop of the many great programs across the state,” Kathy Hayes, MASB executive director, stated in the release . “These districts have a proven record of success and their programs are models that can be emulated in districts across Michigan.”
Arthurs Middle School was selected for the award in the community relations category for Arthurs Closet, which collects, sorts and stores used clothing to be used by needy members of the community at no charge.
What started out small, Arthurs Closet has grown into a major operation that touches the lives of people across Downriver.
Each winner receives a trophy for display at the school and $2,000 to sustain their efforts.
Teachers, administrators and school board members will celebrate the award at the Michigan's Best Awards luncheon on Nov. 10 in Detroit.
*The above information was provided in a press release form Trenton Public Schools.