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Golden Acorn, Outstanding Advocate, Golden Apple Educator Awards, and Outstanding Student Advocate Award.  

It's time to recognize our fantastic Volunteers and Educators - you see them around the school, you admire their dedication, you wonder how they have time to do it all. Well now is our chance to recognize them for all they do for our school community. There is no better compliment than getting recognized by your peers. 

To nominate someone for these awards, please fill out the ONLINE FORM Award form.


  • Outstanding Student Advocate Award 
    Recognize a student who has made significant contributions through leadership and service in their school and community.   


  • The Golden Acorn Award recognizes people who have provided exceptional volunteer service to the PLMS students, staff, or community. Our community is fortunate to have many volunteers who selflessly give of their time and talents to benefit our school. However, the nominees for this award work for youth beyond the scope of regular volunteering.   ONLINE FORM 


  • The Outstanding Advocate Award recognizes individuals that actively support the causes of all children and youth. Advocates can be individuals who are active in legislative issues on a state or national level. It can be individuals who work with the District or with school administrators on student issues. Volunteers who speak up for the students who can't advocate for themselves or volunteers who try to change things for the benefit of children at their schools are advocates.       ONLINE FORM 


  • The Golden Apple Educator Award recognizes individuals who provide outstanding educational opportunities, provide an engaging learning environment or go beyond the normal scope of their jobs for students that make learning fun, beneficial, and challenging.  This person can be a teacher, teacher assistant, administrator, custodian, bus driver, mentor, counselor, or community member.    ONLINE FORM 


Have any questions? Please send an email to  


Pine Lake MS PTSA Award Hall of Fame 2021 Awardees: 




Golden Acorn Past Awardees:

2020 Evan Shieh, Karen Hoetzel


2019 Shiori Betzler, Suma Krishnaiyengar 

2018 Karen Hoetzel

2017 Caria Berg, Carrie Tran

2016 Tami DeVita

2015 Pauline Traino, Ghada Madkour

2014 Martha Swallow

2013 Angela Chriest

2012 Keri Monroe, Mary Jesse, Kim Kline

2011 Katie Reeves, Karin Plastina, Stephanie B, Diane Laucius


Outstanding Advocate

2020 Chris Miske, Caroline Dwyer Sanık, Amy Saylor

2019 Lexine Otey, Kirsi Varsa, Paul Buse-Bing, Michelle Caponigro 

2018 Roy Cress, Eric Ensey, Lauren Roon, Angie Hardy, Carrie Tran

2013 Alicia Veevaert

2009 Carol Stamper

2008 Megan Elliott, Kristin Brittain

2007 Kelly Munn, Jeff Bowlby, Judy Bowlby


Golden Apple Educator

2020 Eric Ensey, Jeff Burgard, Shambhavi Gautam, Gail Oseran, Karen Fischer

2019 Rich Butler, Brian Casper, Laura Garsson, Cindy Elder

2018 Jeffrey Burgard, Pam Ferguson

2017 Sarah Bluhm-Arnold, Lakshmi Palaniappan

2016  Colleen Maher

2014 Cindy Elder

2013 Kristin Latousek

2012 Lauren Roon

2011 Rich Butler

2010 Jeffrey Burgard

2009 Nancy Detterbeck, Rich Butler

2008 Amy Saylor, Mary Mendenhall

2007 Eric Ensey, Sue Swanson, Donna Batholomew

2006 Ann Kiemle, Angie Hardy, Ron Hanken

2005 Michelle Caponigro, Dana Bailey

2004  Jeff Miller 


Outstanding Student Advocate Award 

2020 -Regan L., Zoe C., Kora H.



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The Pine Lake PTSA strives to represent and advocate for all students at PLMS to our community, governmental bodies, and other organizations that make decisions affecting the health, welfare, and education of our children.

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