Photo courtesy of Sarah Le Clercq 
                                The Mercer Island PTA Council held its annual awards brunch on May 3.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Le Clercq The Mercer Island PTA Council held its annual awards brunch on May 3.

PTA council awards contributors

Brunch was held last month.

  • Friday, June 14, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

The Mercer Island PTA Council held its annual awards brunch on May 3.

Several people were honored by the council during the brunch.

Awards included:

Golden Acorn — Anne Hritzay

Outstanding Educator — Carol Krell, music teacher, Islander Middle School

Outstanding Service — Libby Wotipka

Outstanding Advocate — Gwen Loosmore and the Gun Violence Prevention Subcommittee

Honorary Life Member — Debbie Hanson and Jennifer McLellan

Children’s Advocate — Michael Neff

Outstanding Program — Reflections, Jocelyn Barber and Sharon Brown

MI Community Partner — Pagliacci Pizza

The Mercer Island PTA Council serves the local PTA units within the Mercer Island School District. To learn more about the work of the PTA Council, go online to


More in Life

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb
‘It’s one of my favorite places to be’: School of Rock Issaquah gears up for January shows

In January, students will be paying homage to the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Chris Cornell and others.

Photo courtesy of Deborah Hendrickson
                                A recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor recognized Elliott Hendrickson of Mercer Island, Alexander Raffetto of Bellevue and Andrew Sugamele of Mercer Island.
Three Eastside scouts honored at Court of Honor ceremony

Elliott Hendrickson, Alexander Raffetto, and Andrew Sugamele were presented with Eagle Scout honors.

KCLS continuing to build connections in 2020

A monthly column about library happenings.

Mercer Island High School held its 62nd commencement on June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. Photo by Joseph Chen
Nominations open for 2020 Pathfinder Awards

The awards honor Mercer Island High School alumni

Donate your car to MIYFS

Funds help support the mental health services on the Island.

Eat this not that this holiday season | Health

A monthly health column from a local naturopathic health care provider.

Holiday Lights at Mercerdale Park is a Mercer Island tradition. Courtesy photo
A community tradition carries on

Holiday Lights at Mercerdale Park and Firehouse Munch Dec. 6.

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Turkey rescue

The bird’s not on the Thanksgiving menu at this Fall City sanctuary.

Marlin “Zip” Zuther, a veteran from Mercer Island experiences the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Greg Asimakoupoulos
‘Mr. Lincoln, I’ve been thinkin’’ | On Faith

A monthly column regarding matters of faith.

How much youth sports is too much? | Dear YFS

A monthly advice column about issues faced by Islanders.

Lakeridge Elementary honors its veterans

Hundreds of students gather in celebration.