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Diocese of Youngstown Announces 2023 Golden Apple Award Winners

Educators from various diocesan Catholic Schools will be honored on May 3rd


March 27, 2023

CONTACT: Office of Catholic Schools, (330) 744-8451

The Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Catholic Schools announces the 2023 winners of the Golden Apple Award. 

The awardees are:
Cheryl Basista Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown
Lisa Corcoran St. Paul Elementary School, North Canton
Cristina Davis St. Michael Elementary School, Canton
Cynthia Lacko Ursuline High School, Youngstown
Maxwell McQueen St. Paul Elementary School, North Canton
Suzanne Turner St. Michael Elementary School, Canton
Jacquelyn Venzeio John F. Kennedy Catholic School-Lower Campus, Warren

Through the generosity of the Donahue Family Foundation of Pittsburgh, the Golden Apple Award honors six outstanding teachers and one outstanding principal in the Diocese of Youngstown’s Catholic schools. The diocese recognizes and deeply appreciates the unique contribution these educators make to the development of each student. Their selection, from a field of many outstanding educators in the diocese’s 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 and ceremony to be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at the Youngstown Country Club, Youngstown, Ohio.

A selection process at the school and the diocesan levels 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 the administrator must give evidence of the following: professional development, commitment to students and school, leadership qualities, service to Church and community, teaching skills, and role model as a Catholic educator. 

For further information, contact the Office of Catholic Schools at the diocese, 330-744-8451.

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