Recently, the Forsyth County Chamber and the Forsyth County School System hosted the first-ever, virtual Celebration of Excellence. This celebration of educators and community partners showcased the factors that make Forsyth County schools the best in the state. One award that stands out above the rest is the Don Hendricks Partnership Award. The 2021 recipient of this award was Forte Data Systems. Forte Data Systems is a local, small business that provides software, data products, and on-boarding fulfillment solutions nationwide to insurance companies, third party administrators and direct marketing organizations.
The Hendricks family established this award in 2002 after the passing of Don Hendricks, a long-time member of the Board of Education. He believed in the Forsyth County School System and its quest for quality learning and superior performance for all.
Brian and Carter are both huge cheerleaders for Forsyth County Schools! They are consistently supporting, attending or encouraging an educational opportunity in the district. They helped kick off the Forsyth County Education Foundation in 2015 and have been a great advocate for raising funds for innovative grants in our schools. They have been a vital partner to the Alliance Academy for Innovation since it opened through providing time and resources to multiple career pathways. The success of its students and programs are directly impacted by the involvement and contributions of Forte Data Systems. They also support the REACH scholarship, student leadership programs, and are always available and willing to help our district and each school in any way they can.
The impact they have made on Forsyth County Schools is lasting and unparalleled. Congratulations to Brian Richey and Carter Patterson, co-owners of Forte Data Systems, the 2021 Don Hendricks Partner of the Year! To see this award presentation as well as the announcement of the 2021 Forsyth County Teacher of the Year visit www.fcschoolscelebration.com.