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Forsyth school system looking for top counselor
Submissions taken through March 6

FORSYTH COUNTY — School counselors have to be good listeners, but they’re also so much more.

Forsyth County Schools is accepting nominations for the 2015 Counselor of the Year. School staff, students and parents can submit a counselor for consideration through March 6.

Letters of nominations should be submitted to Debbie Smith at They should be addressed to Student Support Services, Forsyth County Schools, describing the contributions for which the counselor is being nominated.

Eligible counselors must be employed full time and have worked in the district as a professional school counselor for at least three years. They also must have served as a professional school counselor for at least five years.

The candidate’s nomination packet must include:

* Counselor’s vita (not more than two pages, front and back)

* Counselor’s program statement (not more than three pages, front and back) describing the program, activity and/or contribution (within the last five years) and demonstrating his or her worthiness to receive the award

This packet must be submitted to Smith no later than March 20.

During March, a selection committee will review the nomination packets. If they choose to do so, the committee may interview nominees.

The system’s Professional School Counselor of the Year will be announced the week of April 27.