Carmel Elementary School and Liberty Elementary School in Cherokee County were named Promising Practices award winners in May by Character.org, and the awards were presented last month at the National Forum on Character Education in Washington., D.C. They are two of only four schools from Georgia to win the honor. Carmel was recognizing for its community children's garden project, and Liberty was honored for its "Have a Heart for Seniors" program. This is the second Promising Practices honor for Carmel, which also was recognized in 2014. Liberty assistant principal Dr. Pam Green, who previously served in the same role at Carmel, led that initiative and the successful effort for Carmel to be named a National School of Character. Liberty principal Doug Knott said he and Green now are focused on earning the National School of Character designation there as well.