Bob Hardeman Distinguished Award
PILLOW ACADEMY ALUMNI:
Bob Hardeman Distinguished Mustang Award
The Bob Hardeman Distinguished Mustang Award was created in honor of the hard work and dedication that Steele and Bob Hardeman have shown to Pillow Academy. They have given unselfishly of their time, talent and treasure to ensure that Pillow Academy is an outstanding school now and in the future. The Hardeman Distinguished Mustang Award is given to someone who has sustained interest and involvement with Pillow Academy. The recipient of this award may or may not be an alum. This individual is recognized for their vision, skill, and commitment for their past and continued contributions for the betterment of Pillow Academy. The Hardeman Distinguished Mustang Award was created in 2008 to make sure Pillow Academy recognizes the recipient’s sustained interest and involvement with Pillow Academy.
2019 Bob Hardeman Distinguished Mustang Award
Mrs. Georgeanne Smith has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Bob Hardeman Distinguished Mustang Award. Georgeanne Smith is being recognized for her dedication and commitment to the advancement of Pillow Academy. Georgeanne and her husband, Johnny, moved to Greenwood in 1982 where she immersed herself into our community. Georgeanne has a true servant’s heart and is always willing to do the work behind the scenes to make sure that a project is completed and done right. Georgeanne has been a member of many social and civic clubs where she has shared her leadership abilities by serving as an officer. Georgeanne has been involved with the Girl Scout organization and served as President of Greenwood Junior Auxiliary, President of the Mississippi Delta Alumnae Association of Delta Gamma, President of the Greenwood Garden Club and President of the Delta Gamma parents club at Ole Miss. She is a charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she has served as President of the Women in the Church. Georgeanne was a homeroom mother and President of the Pillow Academy Parents Club. (PAPA) It was through her years as a volunteer and president of PAPA that Pillow Academy, our students and our campus, benefitted from the tireless energy of Georgeanne. A wonderful relationship evolved between Georgeanne and Pillow Academy. Georgeanne shared her time and talent with Pillow Academy. She participated and led many parent work days for the beautification of our campus. Georgeanne did many behind the scene projects that most of us aren’t even aware of. In the ‘90’s Georgeanne and a group of friends, re-painted and spruced up the restrooms in the elementary building. With the help of Johnny, they hung every composite picture in Hardeman Hall. She has spent many hours picking out paint, floor covering, and light fixtures to make Pillow Academy shine. She continues to share her design insight with paint and decorating ideas. Georgeanne was a member of the long-range planning committee that put together an extensive plan for the Pillow Academy campus. She was involved with several renovations and new buildings at Pillow Academy. During the 3½ years she served as President of PAPA-she devoted countless hours to Pillow. Georgeanne and her husband, Johnny, have one daughter Georgia Hart, a 2009 graduate of Pillow Academy.
Congratulations Mrs. Georgeanne Smith!
Bob Hardeman Distinguished Mustang Award Recipients:
2019 – Mrs. Georgeanne Smith
2018 – Mr. David Lott
2017 – Mrs. Mona Nash
2016 – Honoring all recipients at PA’s 50 Year Celebration
2015 – Mrs. Celeste Bush
2014 – Mrs. Ann Litton
2013 – Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Melton, Jr.
2012 – Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sturdivant, Sr.
2011 – Dr. James V. Ferguson, Jr.
2010 – Mrs. Clare Dale
2009 – Dr. John Fair Lucas, Jr.
2008 – Mr. Ellett Lawrence
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