The St. Petersburg Chapter awarded the distinguished SAR Silver Medal of Good Citizenship to Michael A. Grego, Ed.D. Superintendent of the Pinellas County School System during Presidents’ Month Commemoration Ceremonies.

The engraved Silver Medal and NSSAR Award Certificate were presented by Charles R. Butler, Chairman of the Chapter’s Board of Governors (L), to Dr. Grego (R) on February 16 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. An expansive audience of SAR and DAR members and guests conveyed their appreciation and respect for Dr. Grego with a standing ovation and two rounds of applause.

The Silver Medal of Good Citizenship recognized Dr. Grego’s innovative leadership, effective program development, and record of outstanding achievement as Superintendent of the Pinellas County School system since his appointment in 2012.

Most recently, The Florida Association of District School Superintendents honored Dr. Grego’s accomplishments by designating him Florida’s Superintendent of the Year for 2018.

The Silver Medal of Good Citizenshiprecognition was created by the National Society in 1939. It is the highest society award that can be presented through a State Society or Chapter and requires the approval of a special committee of Florida State Society.

The SAR Silver Medal of Good Citizenship has only been awarded one other time by the St. Petersburg Chapter, in January 2019 to Army Brigadier General David MacEwen.