Alexander assistant football coach Monty Fountain had an award named for him this week, and he was surprised to be the first recipient.
The award, given by Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge, was created to recognize teachers who have had a tremendous impact on the education and lives of others, according to Georgia’s department of education Web site.
Barge showed up at Alexander on Wednesday and presented the award to his former teacher and coach at an assembly at the school.
“Monty Fountain taught me that the road to success would be paved with persistence, hard work and a strong work ethic,” Barge said. “One of the first things I wanted to do after being elected last year was name an award after Mr. Fountain and give others the opportunity to nominate teachers who helped shape their lives for the better.”
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