The Houston County Bar Association awarded its annual Liberty Bell Award to Pam Knauer, the former K-12 Social Studies and Media Services Coordinator for the Houston County Board of Education. The board’s school superintendent, Dr. Mark Scott, presented the award to Pam at an award luncheon held September 29, 2015, in Warner Robins. Mrs. Knauer recently retired after spending over 30 years with the county board of education. Her career began in the classroom, and she taught at several elementary and middle schools before her last job as a coordinator supporting the county’s social studies teachers. She presently works for the Middle Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency in a similar role. Her career educating students in civics and American government exemplifies the purpose of the Liberty Bell Award.
The Liberty Bell Award is presented annually to a nonlawyer. The purpose of the Award is to recognize community service that has strengthened the American system of freedom under law. It is given for outstanding service in promoting a better understanding of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights; encouraging greater respect for law and the courts; stimulating a deeper sense of individual responsibility so that citizens recognize their duties as well as their rights; contributing to the effective functioning of our institutions of government; and, fostering a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.
Houston County’s Edward D. Jones financial consultants sponsored this year’s award luncheon. Special thanks to Chris Kinnas, Bob McCullough, Skip Malcom, Barry Reese, and Parrish Jenkins.