• on April 14, 2012

2012 Golden Apple Award Winners Announced

The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Youngstown announced the 2012 winners of the Golden Apple Award.   The 2012 awardees are:

             Mario Calandros                       Regina Coeli/St. Joseph Elementary School, Alliance

             Catherine DiRubba                    St. Rose Elementary School, Girard

             Maureen Kelty                           Holy Family Elementary School, Poland

             Linda Miller                               Our Lady of Peace Elementary School, Canton

             Natalie Murphy                          St. Paul Elementary School, North Canton

             Edward Smith                           Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown

             Sr. Carole von Buelow, OSF     St. Louis Elementary 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 17, 2012, at the Youngstown Country Club, in Youngstown. 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 330-744-8451.

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