Annual North Carolina PTA Awards
The Awards Program of North Carolina PTA provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the exemplary efforts of PTA/PTSA units, councils, and individuals throughout our state.
Celebrate Success! Your participation in the NCPTA Awards Program gives PTAs across the state the opportunity to celebrate and share outstanding accomplishments with others during the statewide NCPTA Parent Education and Leadership Conference. Recipients will receive a certificate at the conference awards ceremony.
Eligibility: PTA units/councils in good standing that meet a specific award criteria are eligible to apply. Online application deadline is March 1, 2015.
Outstanding Local Unit and Council Achievement Recognition - The PTA Local Unit and Council Achievement Recognitions are designed to recognize councils and local units that work to promote the mission and vision of PTA. These achievement recognitions are based on a point system for accomplishing specific tasks and activities throughout the school year. Councils and Local Units should use this list as a guideline for goals to achieve during the school year.
Membership Enrollment Recognition Awards - Apply online for one of these three acorn awards:
- Gold Acorn: Awarded to PTA units that have PTA membership equal to or greater than student enrollment and 100% of full-time teachers as members.
- Ruby Acorn: Awarded to PTA units that have all full-time teachers enrolled as PTA members.
- Silver Acorn: Awarded to PTA units who attain PTA membership equal to or greater than student enrollment.
Gwin G. Hughes Healthful Living Award for Local Units - The Gwin G. Hughes Healthful Living Award was established in April 2005 by the North Carolina PTA and the Hughes Family as a memorial to Mrs. Hughes, past NCPTA president, l982-l986, and to encourage healthful living habits. The purpose of this award is to recognize and pay tribute to programs that feature advocacy and activities that enhance or create child and school health programs and encourage healthy living habits. Apply here.
Heroes and Helpers Award - The purpose of this award is to recognize and pay tribute to an individual who has helped their PTA strengthen family/school partnerships that benefit students’ success and well-being. This award is open to teacher assistants, assistant principals, counselors, social workers, curriculum coordinators, secretaries, athletic directors, custodians, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, media center, IT assistance, etc. Nominee must be a school employee. Apply here.
Outstanding Student Service Award - The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding contributions made by a student to the PTA in his/her school. Apply here.
Outstanding Volunteer Award: Gifts of the Heart - The purpose of this award is to recognize an exceptional and enthusiastic PTA member/volunteer. Nominee must be a non-school employee. Apply here.
Teacher of the Year Award: A Champion for Children - The purpose of this award is to recognize and pay tribute to a teacher who has made outstanding contributions in the field of education that benefits students while engaging families. This award is open to all classroom teachers, including specialty teachers such as music, art, special needs, PE, etc. One award will be presented to a beginning teacher (teaching 1-3 years) and an experienced teacher (teaching more than 3 years). Apply here.
Principal of the Year Award: A Voice for all Children - The purpose of this award is to recognize and pay tribute to a principal who has made outstanding contributions in the field of education that benefits students, teachers, and families through PTA involvement. This award is open to all principals. Apply here.
School Nurse Award - The purpose of the School Nurse Award is to recognize school nurses for dedicated excellence to our children in school health through school nursing. All registered nurses working to improve student health outcomes through school nursing in partnership with the PTA and/or school are eligible for this award. Apply here.