The Washington State PTA has an awards and recognition program whose purpose is to build pride and participation in PTA programs. At the Volunteer Recognition Assembly on Wednesday, we recognized these members of our Somerset community for their outstanding efforts:
Kiran Mascarenhas and Melinda Workman were presented with the Crystal Apple, awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to volunteerism.
Joanne Whang was named this year's Outstanding Educator, awarded to an individual who has gone beyond the normal expectations of her job to make the learning environment fun, beneficial and challenging. The enthusiasm and diversity that Mrs. Whang brings to the classroom directly influences the success of her students.
Irene Endow and Diane Fern were presented with the Golden Acorn, awarded to those who have given outstanding services to the children in our school community.
Lastly, the Somerset PTSA presents the Unsung Hero award to recognize those who work exceptionally hard to do above and beyond what is expected of them. This year's unsung heroes are Annalisa Atienza, Kevin O'Shea and Celise Tingley.
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to making Somerset Elementary such a special and excellent school!
Posted 01 July 2014