GOLDEN ACORN AWARD
The Golden Acorn Award is offered by the Washington State PTA for recognition of a volunteer who has given outstanding service to all children in a school community. This is not just an individual who has donated time to help in his/her child’s class or a staff member who is doing a good job. It is to recognize volunteer service “above and beyond” a particular job description.
Please take a moment to honor our volunteers by submitting your nomination today!
PRINTABLE NOMINATION FORM
ONLINE NOMIATION FORM
WHO CAN PRESENT ONE?
The award is presented by the Happy Valley PTA via last year’s winner.
HOW IS THE RECIPIENT CHOSEN?
Families and staff of Happy Valley Elementary vote for a recipient. Whoever obtains the most votes wins.
WHO MAY RECEIVE A GOLDEN ACORN?
Anyone may receive a Golden Acorn. However, this is a PTA award honoring volunteers who work for children and youth beyond the scope or responsibilities of a job.
WHAT’S THIS I HEAR ABOUT A SCHOLARSHIP?
Part of the award is that a donation of $50 is made in the name of the winner by the Happy Valley PTA to the WSPTA Foundation. This organization provides scholarships to students entering into higher education.
WHY PRESENT A GOLDEN ACORN?
The benefit of presenting a Golden Acorn Award is two-fold. First, it recognizes an individual who has given outstanding service to children. Secondly, it supports financial grants for students pursuing post-secondary education. Donation are made in each recipient’s name to the fund, which in turn contributes to the future of youth by awarding grants to students who are freshmen entering post-secondary education.