The Southwest Center for Educational Excellence and Missouri Southern State University will host the 17th annual Celebration of Schools at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in Billingsly Student Center. SWC logo

The annual event will include recognition of achievements in the 41 member school districts as well as the Teacher of the Year, school board members and legislators. Sen. David Pearce – chairman of the Senate Education Committee – will present the keynote address and present awards for Friend of  Education and Making Learning Come Alive.

Dr. Alan Marble, university president, will attend the event, as will Dr. Al Cade, dean of the School of Education, and other members of the university’s administration.

The Southwest Center works to provide resources and support to member districts in meeting the needs of their students.