Friday, February 14, 2014

PTAs May Order Awards Online to Honor Local Unit Service

Local Units may order Golden Acorn awards, Honorary Life Membership awards, Outstanding Advocate, and Outstanding Educator awards may be ordered at These awards may be purchased by either check or credit card with a portion of the funds contributed to the WSPTA Scholarship Program. From these contributions, WSPTA is able to provide grants to freshman students entering post-secondary education.
  • A Golden Acorn Award is presented, by a local PTA unit or council, to a volunteer in recognition of his/her dedication and service to children and youth. Since the beginning of this program, more than 44,000 Golden Acorns have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington State.
  • The purpose of the Honorary Life Membership is to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to a PTA at the local unit, council, or state level. This award can be given by a PTA unit, council, or region.
  • The Outstanding Advocate Award recognizes and honors individuals for their advocacy work on behalf of children and youth. This award can be given by a PTA unit, council, or region. There is also a separate Outstanding Student Advocate award available.
  • The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding educational opportunities for children and youth that are beyond the normal scope of their jobs.