Lake Washington PTSA Council Awards

2023-2024 Awards Committee: Carol Lugtu (she/her), Brooke Gialopsos (she/her) and Manda Mangrai (she/her) — Email us at Awards {at} LWPTSA {dot} net

Nominate a deserving volunteer for a 2023-2024 LWPTSA Council Award! Visit for details and the nomination form. Nominations due Jan. 4, 2024.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

2023-2024 Nominations Are Now Closed

Nominations are due Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. Please email Awards {at} 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: LWPTSA Council Awards Nominations, PO Box 97039, Redmond WA 98073.

Interested in joining this year’s committee? Contact Awards {at}

Past LWPTSA Council Award Recipients

You Rock! Awards

The You Rock! Award recognizes LWPTSA Council PTAs 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, with awards being presented at the WSPTA Convention each May. These 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.