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28 Organizations Recognized for Outstanding Service, Support to Military-Connected Children in Communities Around the World

Posted: November 17, 2020

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas – The Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®) announced today the recipients of the 2020 Lt. Gen. (Retired) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award™ during the Coalition’s virtual Education Summit.

The annual award, now in its 16th year, encourages and reflects the outstanding partnerships formed between military installations and school districts that serve military- and veteran-connected children.  Each year, winning partnerships are selected from schools and military instillations around the world who celebrate the military child in exceptional and sustainable ways. 

“The recipients of this year’s “Pete” Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award are truly an inspiration,” said MCEC President and CEO Dr. Becky Porter. “These leaders have fostered relationships that have enriched the lives of military- and veteran-connected children around the world and reflect the very best of who we all should aspire to be within our communities.”

The 2020 Lt. Gen. (Retired) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award™ winners are:

Community Partnership K-12 category

2020 Outstanding Partnership Award:  Maxwell-River Region Partnership for Educational Excellence Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Autauga County Schools, Elmore County Public Schools, Montgomery Public Schools, Pike Roads Schools, Department of Defense Education Activity, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Military Stability Foundation, MGMWERX,
and Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission - Alabama

2020 Exemplary Partnership Award:  DoDEA & Suffolk Archives “I Have Three Homes – Life as
an American Military Child in Suffolk”
 DoDEA West Lakenheath Complex Schools, Suffolk County Council Archives, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, and Performance & Pen - England

2020 Recognized Partnership Award: Innovating Academic Excellence through Partnership  
Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County School District and Eglin Air Force Base School Liaison Office – Florida


The Individual Project K-12 category

2020 Outstanding Individual Project/Program Award:  Cougar Cub Recycling Program –  
    Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston Independent School District, Fort Sam Houston
    Elementary School, Brooke Army Medical Center, Lincoln Military Housing, Parkwood Housing,
    JROTC Cole High School, and JBSA-Fort Sam School Liaison Office – Texas

2020 Exemplary Individual Project/Program Award:  Andie, the Thunderbird, Mail Service
          Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and Anderson Elementary
          School – Alaska


Created in 2004, the Lt. Gen. (Retired) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award™ recognizes the work of former MCEC Chairman Lt. Gen. (Retired) H.G. “Pete” Taylor in assisting military children.  The award encourages the sharing of lessons learned and recognizes the long-held belief of Lt. Gen. Taylor that “goodness starts at the local level.”


The Military Child Education Coalition is a 501(c)(3) global, nonprofit leadership and advocacy organization focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for millions of military- and veteran-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separations. Learn more about the role MCEC plays globally at

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