2014 Golden Apple Award Winners Announced
Monday, 14 April 2014 15:04

The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Youngstown announced the 2014 winners of the Golden Apple Award.   The 2014 awardees are:

               Katie Conricote               St. Joseph the Provider Elementary School, Youngstown

               Patricia Fleming              Ursuline High School, Youngstown

               Georgann Foltz               St. Peter Elementary School, Canton

               Maureen Kandray            Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown

               Patricia Klucher               St. Charles Elementary School, Boardman

              Hillary Newell                  SS. Philip and James Elementary School, Canal Fulton

               Maria Valley                    Holy Family Elementary School, Poland

             Through the generosity of the Donahue Family Foundation of Pittsburgh, the Golden Apple Award honors outstanding individuals who teach or who are administrators in Catholic schools. The diocese recognizes and deeply appreciates the unique charge these teachers and administrator 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 21, 2014, 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 administrator 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.