DIocese Announces 2013 Golden Apple Award Winners
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 14:53

The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Youngstown announces the 2013 winners of the Golden Apple Award.   The 2013 awardees are:

             Patricia Anthony                       St. Rose Elementary School, Girard

             Deborah Beasley                      St. Charles Elementary School, Boardman

             Stephanie Cooper                     Central Catholic High School, Canton

             Cassandra Donofrio                  St. Joseph Elementary School, Randolph

             Lisa Grossi                              St. Joseph Elementary School, Canton

             Sister Charlotte Italiano, OSU    Ursuline Preschool and Kindergarten, Canfield

             Heather Zernich                        St. Aloysius Elementary School, East Liverpool

             Through the generosity of the Donahue Family Foundation of Pittsburgh, the Golden Apple Award honors outstanding individuals who teach or are administrators in Catholic schools. The diocese recognizes and deeply appreciates the unique charge these teachers and administrators have to the development of each student. Their selection, from a field of many outstanding educators in the Catholic schools, is a recognition of the commitment and witness of all the Catholic school teachers and administrators throughout the diocese.

            The award consists of an unrestricted cash award of $5,000, a certificate, a Golden Apple paperweight, and a Golden Apple lapel pin, presented to the awardees at a dinner to be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Youngstown Country Club, in Youngstown, Ohio. Stan Boney, of WYTV Television, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

            A selection process at the school and diocesan level was used to determine the awardees.   In addition to being a full-time teacher or administrator who has been in the school where they are currently teaching or administrating for at least three full years, these teachers and administrators must give evidence of the following: professional development, commitment to students and school, leadership qualities, service to Church and community, teaching skills, role model as a Catholic educator.

            For further information, contact the Office of Catholic Schools at the diocese, 330-744-8451.