Media Releases: February 26, 2003
Two St. Johns County businesses were among 82 in the state recently honored
as recipients of the Commissioner of Education’s Business Recognition
Awards. The St. Augustine Record and The Sports Corner were recognized at
the 16th annual awards ceremony held February 17 in Orlando for their ongoing
support of the St. Johns County School District.
The St. Augustine Record supports education in St. Johns County through its
coverage of school events, School Board meetings, current educational issues,
human interest features and special projects such as the Learning Legacy Celebration.
During this yearlong celebration held last year, the St. Augustine Record published
weekly student-written and researched articles about the history of each school
in the district, along with student photographs and other historical articles
about the beginnings of education in St. Johns County.
The paper also dedicates two full Saturday pages to “Youth and Education” and
supports the Newspaper in Education program, which provides newspapers and
teaching materials to 28 different schools. As a sponsor of Freedom’s
Answer, a national campaign held in the fall to encourage young people to vote,
the Record published student essays on the importance of freedom. On a regular
basis they print honor rolls, cover school sports and School Board meetings,
and feature mentoring articles to help recruit volunteers. In addition, the
Record sponsors Character Counts! and the Empty Stocking Fund to support local
families in need.
Since it opened in St. Augustine 15 years ago, The Sports Corner has been a
major supporter of St Johns County Schools. As small business owners, Micah
and Mary Clukey have provided quality printing services and athletic supplies
for many of the schools in the county. They have designed and embroidered shirts
for the school safety patrols, for school athletic teams, and for school staff.
Last year they also printed specialty shirts for the school district for two
special programs, Character Counts! and the Learning Legacy Celebration. In
his spare time Micah also coaches the St. Augustine High School girl’s