Lake Washington PTSA Council Awards

2021-2022 Awards Chair: Tanya Scharpenberg

Each February, Lake Washington PTSA Council presents awards to outstanding volunteers, advocates, and organizations from across the Lake Washington School District. All PTAs are invited to submit award nominations for presentation at the annual Founders’ Day Luncheon. LWPTSA Council awards include:

  • Golden Acorn
  • Community Outreach Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Certificate of Special Service
  • Outstanding Advocate Award
  • Outstanding Educator
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Honorary Life Membership Award

LWPTSA Council Award nominations are solicited in the fall-winter. Please email with questions or to submit a nomination via email. Nominations may also be submitted in person to the LWPTSA Council office in the LWSD Resource Center or by mail to PO Box 97039, Redmond, WA 98073.

2021-2022 Form coming soon, want to join this year’s committee? Contact Tanya.

Past LWPTSA Council Award Recipients

You Rock Awards

The You Rock! Award recognizes LWPTSA Council PTSAs or individuals in the district who, through time, creativity and community, help students build for the future by doing something worth sharing with the rest of the district. Learn More.

Washington State PTA Local PTA Awards of Excellence

Washington State PTA offers awards that recognize the fantastic work PTAs do to support their communities through family and community engagement, advocacy, policy, processes and growth while following best practices. These award applications are due in March and are presented at the WSPTA Convention each May and include:

  • Standards of Excellence
  • Advocacy Award of Excellence
  • Family and Community Engagement Award of Excellence
  • Outstanding Communication Strategy
  • Outstanding Newsletter
  • Outstanding Website
  • PTAs Taking Significant Action

Visit the WSPTA Website for award descriptions and application forms.

Local Unit Awards

Many local PTAs create and sponsor their own volunteer recognition and awards in addition to taking advantage of individual awards available through Washington State PTA. Individual WSPTA Awards which can be given by PTAs at the local PTA level include:

  • Golden Acorn
  • Honorary Life Membership
  • Outstanding Advocate
  • Outstanding Student Advocate
  • Outstanding Educator

Awards can be ordered through the WSPTA Store.