Petruzielo is the 2013 Advocate of the Year in recognition of his support and advocacy for health, physical education, recreation and/or dance programs in school settings. The award was presented at the Association’s State Convention.
“This recognition is an honor not only for me, but for the entire Cherokee County School District,” Petruzielo said. “Our entire staff, with the leadership shown by our School Board, has made health and physical education and activity a priority for students for we want every student to be prepared for a successful life, as well as a long and healthy life.”
Winners are selected based on the following criteria: Demonstrated leadership for health, physical education, recreation and/or dance programming for at least five years; provided support for program expansion and improvement; encouraged and supported professional development within the school that promotes the ideas of the program; generated employee and student support for the program; and, demonstrated support outside the school at the community and/or state level.