Hazlehurst City School District’s Superintendent, Lisa Davis and Board President, Paul Rhodes received two major individual awards at this year’s Mississippi School Boards Association’s Fall Leadership Conference held in Jackson. Rhodes received the “Distinguished Circle” award, which is awarded to the top one percent of school board members in the state and is based solely on the number of hours earned by school board members in the 2015-2016 school year, excluding 6 hours of the Basic Course. Rhodes earned 45 hours of training. Davis received the “Premier Circle” award, which is presented to Superintendents with the highest number of MSBA-approved board training hours who attend board training along with their board members. Davis earned thirty-six hours of training, the 6th highest number of hours earned by superintendents in the state. Davis and Rhodes were recognized before an audience of more than 1,200 school administrators, school board trustees and school business officials. Hazlehurst City School District board members attending the MSBA’s Fall Leadership Conference are: pictured (l-r) Superintendent Lisa Davis, Board President Paul Rhodes, Randall Day and Rev. Kenneth Thrasher.