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Golden Apple Awards

Nomination Criteria

The Wapato School Board is now accepting applications for its employee(s) of the year recognition program called the ”Golden Apple Award”.   This award is an important recognition of the extraordinary contributions District employees have made to the betterment and the advancement of the Wapato School District, its students and the Wapato Community.

Anyone (staff, student, parent, administrator, patron, stakeholder, etc.) can submit a nomination and any current full-time or part-time Wapato School District employee can be nominated for a Golden Apple Award.  Your nominee should exemplify the standards and core values that the District has identified as important.  Only completed nomination forms will be considered.  (Please download and print the nomination form seen below)

Please submit your nominee to the Wapato School Board no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019.  Staff & students may send completed nomination forms via inner-office District mail to the District’s Community Relations Coordinator, Mike Balmelli at the District Print Shop.  You may also send your nominations as an email attachment to  Drop them off or mail them to PACE High School, 310 S. Wasco Ave., Wapato, WA 98951 in care of Mike Balmelli, Community Relations Coordinator

The 2018-2019 recipients will be announced prior to a recognition banquet scheduled for April 15, 2019.

We thank you for your cooperation and participation. 

2017-2018 Golden Apple Award Winners

Golden Apple Award Winners
Pictured Left to Right: Bus Driver Don Groth, Middle School Custodian Mike Catron, District Speech Pathologist Gina Jacob, Retiring Administrator Dan Murray, GEAR UP Advisor Jose Gutierrez