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Hilltop Elementary receives Georgia Military Flagship School Award

The Georgia Military Flagship School Award recognizes schools that provide a supportive environment for military students and families.

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — Watch 13WMAZ News at 6 a.m. to see Hilltop Elementary recognized as this week's 'School of the Week.'

Hilltop Elementary School in Houston County received the Georgia Military Flagship School Award Thursday morning. 

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The award recognizes schools that provide a supportive environment for military students and families. Hilltop is now one of six schools out of Georgia’s roughly 3,000 schools to receive the award. 

As a part of outreach to military families, Hilltop Elementary has a military buddy systems, which allows new students to interact with other new students. The school also offers counseling services for military students, a Veterans Day program and more. 

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State Superintendent Richard Woods is a Navy brat, mentioned his experience moving around as a military family. He says he appreciated his teachers, and he is committed to making sure military kids are looked after in their schools.

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