WSPTA Statewide Awards
The Washington State PTA Board of Directors has established state awards to recognize individuals or organizations for their efforts and accomplishments in promoting the well-being and education of children in the state of Washington.

A donation of $48 (out of the $50 cost of the following awards) goes directly toward the WSPTA Scholarship Program. Awards can be ordered through the WSPTA Store.  
Outstanding Advocate
Recognizes and honors an individual for continued and dedicated service to ALL children, and a demonstrated commitment to helping create strong policies relating to the health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth.

Past Recipients
  • 2016 - Agda Burchard
  • 2015 - Sherry Krainick
  • 2014 - Edri and Sarah Butcher
  • 2013 - Linda Hanson
  • 2012 - Cathy Jo Renner
  • 2011 – Jim Strickland
  • 2010 - Shelley Kloba
  • 2009 - John Stokes
  • 2008 - Kelly Munn
  • 2007 - Martha Rice
  • 2006 - Pat Montgomery

Friend of Children
The purpose of the Friend of Children award shall be to recognize and honor an individual or organization whose work on behalf of children has been exemplary.

Past Recipients
  • 2015 - Tom Ahearne
  • Full recipient list

    Outstanding Educator
    The Outstanding Educator Award may be presented by local units, councils, and WSPTA to honor outstanding educators who have made significant contributions at a statewide level.

    Past Recipients
    • 2016 - Dr. Bill Keim & Gary Kipp
    • 2015 - Erin Jones
    • 2014 - Dr. Mike Brophy
    • 2004 - David Shaw
    • 2002 - Renee Nowak
    • 2001 - Carla Nuxoll
    • 2000 - Dr. Terry Bergeson

    Honorary Life Membership

    The purpose of the Honorary Life Membership is to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the development and growth of PTA on a statewide basis.

    Past Recipients
    • 2016 - Laura Bay
    • 2015 - Karen Madsen
    • 2014 - Karen Fisker-Andersen
    • 2013 - Judy Morgan
    • 2012 - Pat Nelson
    • 2011 - Bonnie Hageman
    • 2003 - Carol Taylor Cann
    • 2001 - Jackie Fojtick
    • 2000 - Barbara Casey
    • 2000 - Shirley Igo
    • 2000 - Ann Bisgard
    • 1999 - Cara Lockett
    • 1998 - Mac Bledsoe

    Outstanding Service
    The Outstanding Service Award is the highest volunteer award given by the Washington State PTA Board of Directors. It is awarded to someone who has gone beyond his or her own school community, job, or PTA in order to give dedicated volunteer service to children. The award is presented at the annual state convention each spring. Application closes March 1.

    Online application | paper application

    Past Recipients
    Golden Acorn
    A Golden Acorn Award is presented, by a local PTA or council, to a volunteer in recognition of his/her dedication and service to children and youth. Since the beginning of this program, more than 44,000 Golden Acorns have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington State.

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