Communities In Schools of Savannah, the state’s premiere model for dropout prevention and student wrap-around supports, is proud to announce Haven Elementary School 5th grade student LeBron Weaver as Regional Winner of the 2018 Communities In Schools of Georgia Champions Award. LeBron was honored by Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal and Governor Nathan Deal at a reception held in Atlanta at the Georgia Aquarium. LeBron Weaver submit an art piece paired with a written and verbal presentation and was the youngest winner selected from entries submitted from several hundred students from over 40 counties/school districts across the state.This is the second time CIS students at Haven Elementary have achieved regional and state recognition in this competition.The Communities In Schools (CIS) Champions Awards are an annual event that recognizes CIS students, grades K-12, who are sometimes overlooked and often expected to underachieve. The awards boost a student's confidence andhelps them set new goals and gain a better understanding of the importance of academic achievement and succeeding in school. Hundreds of CIS students from over 40 counties/school districts throughout Georgia participate.“Communities In Schools believes that all students deserve a chance to succeed and reach their full potential,” said Catalina Garcia-Quick, Executive Director of Communities In Schools of Savannah. “We understand the difference that one caring adult can make in the lives of students who struggle academically. We are so proud of LeBron and pleased to honor all of the student champions who have overcome the obstacles they face every day to succeed in school and life.”Communities In Schools of Savannah is part of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization and is dedicated to improving literacy among Savannah – Chatham County elementary students.