Cougar Ridge Elementary PTSA Awards and Recognition!

Each year, our PTSA recognizes outstanding volunteers with the Golden Acorn and Outstanding Advocate Awards. Each Golden Acorn and Outstanding Advocate Award recipient is given an award pin and his/her name is added to a plaque in the main office. Golden Acorn and Outstanding Advocate recipients are honored at a PTSA meeting and at a district-wide reception.

 Golden Acorn Award!

The Golden Acorn Award honors people who have given exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our Cougar Ridge school community. Recipients volunteer in ways that meet the mission of PTSA: promoting the health, welfare, safety, and education of ALL children.

2021-2022 Golden Acorn Recipients: We are pleased to announce that the 2021-22 recipients of the Golden Acorn Award are:

  • Jill McClellan
  • Svetlana Williams 
  • Diana Heyd  
  • Jenny Adlakha

Outstanding Advocate Award!

The Outstanding Advocate Award honors an individual for continued and dedicated service to children and a demonstrated commitment to helping create strong policies relating to the health, welfare, safety, and education of children. Volunteers who speak for students, or who try to change things for the benefit of children are considered advocates. Nominees for this award can be a PTSA member, community member, teacher, assistant, or administrator.

2021-2022 Outstanding Advocate Recipients: We are pleased to announce that the 2021-22 recipient of the Outstanding Advocate Award is:

  •  Danielle Kolesnikov

Outstanding Educator Award!

This award recognizes Cougar Ridge Elementary staff who have provided outstanding educational experiences to Cougar Ridge students.  A nomination can be for a teacher, specialist, administrator, or support staff. 


Past Golden Acorn Award Recipients

Past Outstanding Advocate Award Recipients

Past Outstanding Educator Award Recipients