Mercer Island PTA logo. Photo courtesy MI PTA Council

Mercer Island PTA logo. Photo courtesy MI PTA Council

Mercer Island PTA Council presents 2019-20 awards

Recipients were recognized during a June 10 Zoom event.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:05am
  • Life

The Mercer Island PTA Council presented its 2019-20 awards via Zoom on June 10, recognizing exceptional people and organizations that served the students and families of Mercer Island School District.

Below are the names of winners accompanied by a description of the award.

Golden Acorn: Stephanie Kornblum

A Golden Acorn Award is presented to a volunteer in recognition of his/her dedication and service to children and youth, and how they have gone “above and beyond.” A contribution in the name of the recipient(s) is made to the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) Scholarship Program. From these contributions, WSPTA is able to provide grants to freshman students entering post-secondary education.

Outstanding Service: Paulette Denman

The Outstanding Service Award is presented to a volunteer who works for children and youth beyond the bounds of a job, PTA or a specific school community. This honor goes to a person who has shown concern for all children and who has volunteered his/her time to help them achieve their potential. A contribution in the name of the recipient is made to the WSPTA Scholarship Program.

Outstanding Educator: Angela McCann, Lakeridge Elementary

Created by WSPTA to recognize individuals who go beyond the normal expectations of their jobs to make the learning environment fun, beneficial and challenging. A contribution is made in their name to the WSPTA Scholarship Program.

Outstanding Advocate: Cynthia Goodwin

Established by the WSPTA to recognize and honor individuals for their advocacy work on behalf of children and youth. A contribution is made in their name to the WSPTA Scholarship Program.

Children’s Advocate: Andreeves Ronser, Director of Information Technology, MI School District

Established to recognize individuals or programs that go above and beyond the scope of their job or expectations to serve Mercer Island students.

Outstanding Program: Tony Kuhn, MI School District Facilities Department

Outstanding Program: MI High School International Entrepreneurship Class

Honors a program designed and implemented to serve the school community or community at large.

MI Community Partner: Mercer Island Youth and Family Services

The Mercer Island PTA Council created the Community Partner award to recognize a local Island business or organization that goes above and beyond standard expectations to help and facilitate local units – which helps build a cooperative relationship between students, schools, and community.

Honorary Life Membership: Jackie Brown

The purpose of the Honorary Life Membership is to recognize a person who has contributed significantly to a PTA at the local unit, council or state level. This award may be given by a PTA unit, council or region.


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