2024 Council Award Recipient Cam-Tu Vo (Golden Acorn)
2024 Council Award Recipient Michelle Thomas (Golden Acorn)

Individual Awards

*   GOLDEN ACORN   *   OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR   *   OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE   *
*   OUTSTANDING STUDENT ADVOCATE   *   HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP   *


2023/2024 Council Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2023-24 Council Award Recipients:

Alice Gilbertson – Outstanding Student Advocate Award
Amy Perusse – Outstanding Advocate Award
Phil Smidt – Outstanding Educator Award
Dr. Betty Cobbs – Spirit of the Community Award
Cam-Tu Vo – Golden Acorn Award
Michelle Thomas – Golden Acorn Award


2023/2024 Council Award Nominations

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for council awards. The deadline to submit was April 26th. List of previous winners can be found here.


Individual Awards and Celebration Timeline

PTA is a volunteer organization. Each year, PTAs have the opportunity to recognize and thank their volunteers through individual awards. The culmination of these awards is the Everett PTSA Council Awards Celebration. 

The Timeline and Tips document (link below) is a suggested timeline that will assist your PTA in organizing the nomination process, presentation and celebration of your Golden Acorns, Outstanding Educators, Outstanding Advocates, Outstanding Student Advocates and Honorary Life Membership recipients. Please keep in mind deadlines for nominations, ordering awards, and presentations. The Everett PTSA Council looks forward to celebrating your volunteers this Spring.

​Council Timeline and Tips for Individual Awards, click HERE.
​For more information on Individual Awards, click HERE.
​PTA store for award certificates, pins, and certificate holders, click HERE.


Everett Council Star Awards

Everett PTSA Council presents *Star Awards* to recognize and highlight some of the great work done by our local PTAs throughout the year! ​If you know a local PTA that is implementing an innovative and successful idea, we want to hear from you! Email: president@everettptsacouncil.org

Previous Star Award Recipients

May 2023

​Congratulations View Ridge PTA, our third Star Award recipient for the 2022-2023 academic year! View Ridge PTA partnered with families, school administrators, and district staff to improve the appearance of their garden and garden program! Garden beds were replaced with metal garden beds, 4th and 5th-grade students designed hoop house greenhouses and a local contractor moved the garden gate, making the garden more accessible for students and staff. In addition, the Art Docent program coordinated art projects for the garden, involving every student at View Ridge.

Future plans include: starting an afterschool garden club, and adding benches for seating! Thank you, View Ridge PTA!

March 2023

​This “Star Award” is in recognition of Jefferson Elementary PTA purchasing a book vending machine over the summer break and have implemented a system where all students will get 2 free books from the vending machine over the course of this school year. This equates to roughly 900-1000 free books each year. Students can earn tokens from teachers that they can then use to redeem for free books from the Inchy the Bookworm vending machine. Tokens are distributed to all the teachers with enough for each of their students. The teachers then decide how exactly to incorporate it into their curriculum and go about distributing the tokens. The only requirement is that they award one to each child. Jefferson PTA also incorporated this into their Read-a-thon fundraiser and plan to do the same with the Scholastic book fairs.

November 2022

Congratulations to Woodside Elementary PTA for receiving the November Star Award. Our first Star Award recipient of the 2022-2023 school year is Woodside Elementary PTA, in recognition of their successful “Monster Mash Glow-In-The-Dark Dance Party” held on October 21. Their PTA tried to make the event inclusive and welcoming for every child and family member, including the event being free to attend, introduction of a “music down low” time for children with sensory considerations, the PTA provided enough popcorn, balloons, and glow sticks for every child in attendance, students got to show off their artistic sides by coloring pumpkin pictures and creating candy corn pictures out of tissue paper, the PTA hired balloon artists at no cost for attendees, and some Woodside Elementary staff members also participated in events. Great job, Woodside Elementary PTA!


WSPTA Leadership Service Award
Volunteer Recognition Award
​Washington State PTA is a volunteer organization. The differences made in the lives of children are because of volunteers who are committed to being a voice for every child. In gratitude for many hours of service and training, the WSPTA Board of Directors created a leadership program. The purpose of the program is to recognize and acknowledge leadership skills attained by PTA leaders throughout all levels of the association. PTA leaders are encouraged to apply for the Leadership Service Award (formerly known as the Leadership Academy) and submit their activity annually to create a record of their leadership in the association.
The program awards leadership points for leadership positions held in both PTA and other educational committees, classes presented, conference attendance, and other WSPTA and National PTA events. The award identifies four leadership levels from bronze to crystal. All levels are recognized with a certificate and a pin. Crystal awardees are recognized at the WSPTA annual convention each spring.

Leadership Service Award online application was due March 14, 2024
This program is free to join. It is a great way to create a record of your leadership development that can be included in your professional résumé, as you gain the skills to become a leader in your community. View the list of past crystal level recipients.

More information for the Leadership Service Award: click HERE
Leadership Service Application: Click HERE
Note: Points will only be accepted for up to five years, including the current PTA year. View the points system PDF