Catoosa County Schools held its 21st annual Partnership 2000 recognition luncheon on Thursday, May 13, at the Colonnade in Ringgold. Partnership 2000 is a business-in-education program that partners local businesses and schools. The businesses donate money and time through a mentoring program. The luncheon recognized businesses, volunteers and mentors who have worked with Catoosa schools. Students from Catoosa County high schools presented the awards. “The reason why Catoosa County has a reputation for excellences is because we come together as a community to help our students,” superintendent of schools Denia Reese said.