FPD welcomed its newest families at the annual “New Family Dinner” on Friday night, Sept. 20 prior to the football game vs. Pace Academy.

More than 225 people turned out for the event and Enrollment Director Cheri Frame says everyone enjoyed meeting each other.

“We wanted to thank the new families for choosing FPD,” Frame said. “This was a great way to connect families for everyone to get to know one another.”

FPD also honored its two BP GOAL Scholarship award winners during halftime of the game.

Students Alyssa DuBose and Ja’la Hughes, both freshman, were granted the scholarship, two of just 21 received in the entire state.

Avery Parker with Georgia GOAL, Mike Keith, jobber sales manager for BP Fuels East Gulf Coast and Rob Crook, general manager of Dominy Oil gave out the scholarship to DuBose and Hughes along with Head of School Gregg Thompson, FPD Goal liason Chris Childers and Frame.

BP and its Castrol subsidiary, longtime education supporters, initiated and funded the program in 2012 to provide Georgia parents with more options for the education of their children.

BP has invested a total of $1 million to date in the BP-GOAL Scholars Fund to help educate future engineers, scientists and mathematicians.

“We’re excited about our strong relationship with BP and GOAL,” Frame said. “It was a great night to be a Viking!”