DALTON, Ga. -- Students from 25 elementary schools, located in three states where Beaulieu of America has manufacturing facilities, were awarded Barbara Bush Education Prizes at school commencement ceremonies in May and June.

The awards, which took the form of a $1,000 savings bond for each recipient, were presented to the students as part of the Beaulieu Excellence in Education Program year-end celebrations. Teachers from each school nominated students who demonstrated academic achievement, school spirit and leadership. A panel at Beaulieu made the final selections.

The award was named for former First Lady Barbara Bush in recognition of her tireless efforts in support of family literacy.