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9th Annual Crystal Apple Awards
Recognizing Excellence in Education

Awards Dinner
Thursday, February 27 2014
Tuality Health Education Center
334 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro
5:30 to 8:30 P.M.
$50 per perso

Each year the Greater Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce presents the Crystal Apple Awards to outstanding educators, administrators and support staff of local schools in Hillsboro. Award nominees are nominated by their peers, parents and students based on their efforts to:

  • Promote and model life-long learning as key to students’ future success.
  • Develop and promote strategies that actively engage students for higher academic achievement.
  • Build positive, trusting and respectful relationships with diverse students, families, fellow staff members and the community.
  • Promote involvement and partnership between school, home and business.

Up to three individuals in each category are then selected by the nomination committee to receive the coveted Crystal Apple Award at the awards dinner. The unveiling of the awards is always an exciting affair. Along with lots of laughter, there are always a few tears shed because of the impact these educators have on our community.

2014 Winners
(back row, left to right,) Paul Hanson, science teacher, Liberty High School; Jessica Ackerman, child development teacher, Liberty High School; Grant Corliss, principal, Witch Hazel Elementary; Ted Zehr, principal, Century High School; Jolene Erickson, ERC secretary/special education assistant, Reedville Elementary.
(front row, left to right) Don Lavoie, custodial supervisor, Facilities Department; Aileen Yokoyama, special education and ERC specialist, Lenox Elementary; Kristina Estrada, office manager, Hillsboro Online Academy; Michael Meyer, transition services teacher, CTS House.


2014 Sponsors:

Table Sponsors:
Applied Materials, Inc., PGE, Columbia Bank, Dick's Auto Group,
Tuality Healthcare, Nike, Intel


Click here to view a list of all past nominees and recipients from 2006-2014.

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