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Our PTSA would like your help in making sure the very deserving parent volunteers and school employees of our Evergreen community are recognized. One way we do this is by presenting awards at a Volunteer Tea at the end of the year.  Think about who has shown exceptional service to students, and click below to submit your nomination by June 5th. Staff, parents, and students are all eligible to make nominations. 
 
 

Golden Acorn Award

This is the highest award the PTSA gives to honor an individual who has consistently demonstrated outstanding service to all children in the Evergreen community. This award recipient has made the commitment to helping children and youth in many areas of the community, over and above the responsibilities of an office or job. A contribution will be made by our PTSA in the name of the Golden Acorn Award recipient to the Washington State PTA Grant Foundation which in turn funds scholarships to high school seniors for post secondary education.
 

Golden Eagle Award

This award is unique to our school community. It was established in 1995 to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their continued and dedicated service to students at EMS. An individual receiving this award is a positive role model. He or she goes above and beyond the call to encourage the success of our students, in turn making Evergreen a better place for all.
 

Outstanding Educator Award

This unique Washington State PTA award recognizes any school or community member who does an exceptional job of providing educational opportunities for our students. An educator may be defined as a teacher, assistant, custodian, bus driver, administrator, or PTSA/community member. This person is a positive role model for our students who goes beyond the normal scope of their job to create an outstanding educational environment. Evergreen PTSA will make a donation in the name of the recipient of this award to the Washington State PTA Grant Foundation for post secondary education scholarships. 
 

Walter J. Ferguson Service Award

When Evergreen Jr. High (now Evergreen Middle School) opened its doors in the fall of 1982, Mr. Ferguson was the principal who had been chosen to lead the new staff and students. He began teaching at Kirkland Jr. High in 1956 after receiving a degree in history from Western Washington University. After earning a Master's Degree he became a vice principal, then principal of KJH. In 1972 he moved to Rose Hill Jr. High to serve as their principal, where he remained until he was chosen to be Evergreen's planning principal. Not only was Mr. Ferguson admired and respected within our school district, but he also provided leadership at the state level as president of the Washington Jr. High and Middle School Principals Association.

The Walter J. Ferguson Service Award is given in recognition of the vision he had for Evergreen. It is to be awarded to a teacher or staff member who exemplifies the high standards he set. He believed that learning should be enjoyable and that Evergreen students should receive the very best educational opportunity possible.