2015 Golden Apple Award Winners Announced
Thursday, 09 April 2015 00:00

NEWS RELEASE                     144 West Wood Street,
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                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor

FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT April 9, 2015
SUBJECT         Diocese Announces 2015 Golden Apple Award Winners

Diocese of Youngstown Office of Catholic Schools 330.744.8451

The Office of Catholic Schools announced the 2015 winners of the Golden Apple Award.
The awardees are:

Sally Chronister                             St. Aloysius Elementary School, East Liverpool
Sharon Machuga                            St. Christine Elementary School, Youngstown
Dorothy Mackos                             St. Rose Elementary School, Girard
Bonita McDowell                            St. Peter Elementary School, Canton
Peggy Palazzo                               Regina Coeli/St. Joseph Elementary School, Alliance
Nicholas Stanek                             St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Louisville
Joseph Vagedes                             St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Louisville

Through the generosity of the Donahue Family Foundation of Pittsburgh, the Golden Apple
Award honors outstanding individuals who teach or are an administrator 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 Thursday, May 21, 2015, 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.