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Crystal Apple Award - Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2018 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards are now open. The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals in the education field who are dedicated to the success of students.

Those eligible to be nominated for a Crystal Apple Award are employees in any of the InterMountain Education Service District's (IMESD) 18 component school districts in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties. Nominees can be any full-time or part-time employee who has a cumulative total of regular service of at least one year in their school district. Crystal Apple Awards can be given to principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff. They can be nominated by administrators, teachers, paraeducators, other school staff, parents or community members.

Information and the nomination form are available here. Nominations are due April 1, 2018.

More than 50 education staff will be honored in 2018 during two ceremonies in May, one in La Grande on May 7 and one in Pendleton on May 14.

In addition to the Crystal Apple Awards, nominations are also being accepted for the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes one outstanding administrator (Superintendent, Principal, Vice Principal) each year. The award is open to administrators serving in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties in a school district or in an education service district that is a customer of Mid Columbia Bus Company. Information and the nomination form for the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award are available hereNominations are due April 1, 2018.

The Doug Flatt award is sponsored by the Mid Columbia Bus Company in memory of Doug Flatt, who was the chief executive officer of MidCo and who exemplified the finest qualities of leadership, attention to detail, service to his community, interpersonal relationships and customer service.