Counselors to be honored

The Muscogee County School District will participate in the National School Counseling Week Feb. 4-8.

The special week is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association. It's aim is to focus attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. School systems.

In a proclamation, Superintendent of Education John Phillips Jr. and Board of Education Chairman James Walker cited school counselors for being actively engaged in helping students examine their ablilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today's world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students' social/personal, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.