Patricia Anthony of St. Rose School was one of seven teachers and school administrators of Catholic schools to win the 2013 Golden Apple Award according to the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Youngstown.
The Golden Apple Award, presented by the Donahue Family Foundation of Pittsburgh, honors outstanding individuals who teach or are administrators in Catholic schools.
The award consists of an unrestricted cash award of $5,000, a certificate, a Golden Apple paperweight and a Golden Apple lapel pin, presented at a dinner to be held May 22, at the Youngstown Country Club. Stan Boney, of WYTV television, will be the master of ceremonies.
Additional award winners are: Deborah Beasley of St. Charles Elementary School, Boardman; Stephanie Cooper of Central Catholic High School, Canton; Cassandra Donofrio of St. Joseph Elementary School, Randolph; Lisa Grossi of St. Joseph Elementary School, Canton; Sister Charlotte Italiano OS of Ursuline Preschool and Kindergarten, Canfield, and Heather Zernich of St. Aloysius Elementary School, East Liverpool.
Awards are based on professional development, commitment to students and school, leadership qualities, service to Church and community, teaching skills and role model as a Catholic educator.
For information, contact the Office of Catholic Schools at the diocese at 330-744-8451.