Golden Apple

Golden Apple Member Award

Overview:

The Golden Apple award has been designed as a quick, fun, and meaningful way for your local organization to honor members from your district. Around the state, too many educators go unrecognized for their incredible efforts and contributions in their classrooms, schools, and communities. These are incredible, caring educators who guide and inspire all students and their families daily, to experience the personalized success of becoming lifelong learners. This program is an opportunity for colleagues, families, students, and community members to share their stories and spotlight the successes happening when connecting with educators in our public schools.

Program Guide:

  • Choose a Golden Apple program manager. This person will need to gather nomination forms, answer questions about the program, choose honorees with a committee, send the press release to the local newspaper and association communications, and contact the honoree to obtain a photo and to award the Golden Apple.
  • Introduce the program to your local organization. Email pr@weac.org to obtain a professional Golden Apple logo specific to your local association.
  • Decide how often you want to honor educators from your community (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually) and when you will cut off nominations for each award.
  • Advertise the program (local website, posters, word of mouth).
  • Start accepting nominations until your established date.
  • Bring the nominations to a committee (local members and leaders) to choose an honoree.
  • Contact and obtain a photograph of the honoree; send a copy of the press release to the local newspaper, any local association communication, and to pr@weac.org; and establish a date and time to present the award.

Award Ideas:

  • Golden Apple pins
  • Golden Apple certificate
  • Monetary gift or gift card
  • T-shirt
  • Plaque or trophy
  • Crystal apple
  • Basket of fresh apples
  • Handmade golden apple
  • Hold a reception

Nomination Form Announcement:

Congratulations to insert position of educator, insert name of educator, of insert educator’s school! Insert name is the monthly/quarterly/bi-annually/annually recipient of the Golden Apple award.  He/she was nominated by insert name(s) and relation of nominator(s).  Various highlights of insert name’s work include: insert reasons for receiving this honor. Nominator name describes nominee name as insert quotes/comments from the nomination form.

Congratulations again to insert name!  Thank you for all the wonderful work you do for your students, your school, and the insert city name community.

Press Release:

Congratulations to insert position of educator, insert name of educator, of insert educator’s school! Insert name is the monthly/quarterly/bi-annually/annually recipient of the Golden Apple award.  He/she was nominated by insert name(s) and relation of nominator(s).  Various highlights of insert name’s work include: insert reasons for receiving this honor. Nominator name describes nominee name as insert quotes/comments from the nomination form.

Congratulations again to insert name!  Thank you for all the wonderful work you do for your students, your school, and the insert city name community.

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