Nominations are closed for the 2022-2023 Golden Acorn, Outstanding Educator, and Outstanding Advocate Awards. Check back next Spring to nominate someone for the 2023-24 award!

Each year, the Washington State PTSA offers three unique awards to recognize individuals who make significant contributions that enhance the education of children.   

The Golden Acorn Award is given to those people who have given exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our community. The Golden Acorn is very special and is given for continued and dedicated service. Nominees for this award include volunteers that meet the mission of the PTSA: to provide an enriched educational and social experience, by partnering with parents, staff, and students to support and inspire the children of our community.  


The Outstanding Educator Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding educational contributions. Nominees for this award are generally teachers, including the specialist staff (music, P.E., library, reading, Jaguar Club, Sage, Speech and other OT staff).  

The Outstanding Advocate Award honors an individual who provides an enriched educational and social experience, by partnering with parents, staff, and students to support and inspire the children of our community. Volunteers who speak up for students or who try to change things for the benefit of children at a school, district, state of even national level are considered advocates. Nominees for this award could be a general or specialist teachers, an assistant, administrator, other school or district staff or a PTSA member.    

Click here to see a historical list of Golden Acorn Winners