Cedar Wood Elementary PTA is honored to have so many dedicated teachers, volunteers and students get acknowledged for their work. Congratulations Seawolves!!!
The Golden Acorn Award
The Golden Acorn Award is one of the most prestigious Washington state PTA awards. It’s given by a local PTA a school or community volunteer in recognition of their dedication and service to children and youth. Since the beginning of this program in the 1930s, more than 54,000 Golden Acorn Awards have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington state. Recipients receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students. Recognition happens annually, and the community chooses the recipient through an online survey and voting.
Outstanding Educator Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in their community to enhance the educational outcomes of all children or youth. An educator is not limited to a teacher and may be defined as a teacher, assistant, specialist, support staff, administrator or community member. Recipients receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the WSPTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.
Outstanding Advocate Award In 2011, Washington State PTA created the Outstanding Student Advocate Award to recognize student PTA members who have made significant contributions through leadership and service in their school and community. The Outstanding Student Advocate Award may be presented by local PTAs, councils and regions. Recipients receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the WSPTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.
How to Nominate someone for an Award: Recognition happens annually, and anyone from the community may submit a nominations form, for each person whom they feel exemplifies the characteristics for an award. A committee comprised of at least 3 past Golden Acorn winners reviews all submissions. Awards Nomination form: Click here.
|Year||Golden Acorn||Outstanding Educator|
|2020||Heidi Asplund & Kim Combs||Mark Smith & Aaron Olson|
|2019||Beenish Iqbal & Krista McKee||Denise Butler & Whitney Teague|
|2018||Stacy Hamilton & Naomi Thompson||John Pappas & Janet Kim|
|2017||Stacey Benjamin & Michelle Spano||Melissa McMullen & Barbara Tibbits|
|2016||Kristy Mothersbaugh & Scott Simonsen||Bob Bradley & Elaine Byram|
|2015||Jen Hirman & Angie Holland||Pam Fuelling|
|2014||Heather Morrow & Corinne Johanson||Mark Dersom & Sheila Tonne|
|2013||Kristi Patricelli & Linda Harris||Kathy Reese|
|2012||Georgina Johns & Emily Brunswick||Terry Coleman & Becky Hitchcock|
|2011||Merav Caspi & Lisa Siemering||Virginia DeLisle|
|2010||Darcel Fogerty & Tawni Finke||Lynn Watson & Heather Barrett|
|2009||Michelle Anderson, Bonnie Bussy |
& Bryan Handrickson
|Jean Wagner & Dianne Lundberg|
|2008||Toni Watkins & Julie Peterson||Jodi Todd, Fran Hartman,|
Maria Spencer, Carol McKissick
|2007||Renee Poor & Stephanie Boden||Not Issued|
|2006||Anne Handrickson & Akiko Hoon||Not Issued|
|2005||Carol Roe & Cindy Stanley||Kim Johansen|
|2004||Nancy Slohl||Jeanne Dahl & Linda Lockman|
|2003||Loran Bond & Emily White||Kathy Reese|
|2002||Alicia Fitzpatrick & Shonda Reinikka||Greg Gelderman|
|2001||Michelle Mineart||Brian Webber & Veronica Wigre|
|2000||Janelle Jaeger & Holli Redington||Alison Wysong|
|1999||Aline Bensen, Kim Lang, Michelle Todd||Not Issued|
|1998||Candy Halligan, Vickie Ray, Sue Waldin||Not Issued|
|1997||Denise Butler, Liz Frederickson, Randy Peak||Not Issued|
|1996||Lynn Dee Blair, Patti Kress||Not Issued|
|1995||Nanci Morris, Pam Spence||Not Issued|
|1994||Dona Eddy, Jackie Nelson||Not Issued|
|1993||Linda Corcoran, Diane Lundberg, Carol Mcdonald||Not Issued|
|1992||Steve Powell, Ana Rea||Not Issued|
|Year||The Acorn Recipients – Outstanding Advocate|
|2017||Dr. David Jones|