2022 Awards

2022 Crystal Apple Award Winners

Congratulations to these incredible educators recognized as the 24th Annual Crystal Apple Award recipients:

  • Monica Armstrong, Columbia Elementary and Early Childhood School, 3rd Grade Math (Columbia-Burbank)
  • Leslie Parker, Finley Elementary School, 4th Grade English Language Arts (Finley)
  • Ken Holton, Amistad Elementary School, 5th Grade (Kennewick)
  • Kimberly Cruz, Lisa Stade, Araceli Chavez, and Joni Ashley (teacher team), Kiona-Benton Elementary School, K-5th Grade Support Intervention Specialist Team (Kiona-Benton City)
  • Julie Nuntananusit, Connell High School, 9th-12th Grade English Secondary Language (North Franklin)
  • Heather Ochoa, Hiawatha Elementary School, 6th Grade (Othello)
  • Maria Nuñez, Pasco High School, 9th-12th Grade World Language Spanish (Pasco)
  • Dan Norris, Housel Middle & Prosser High School, 6th-12th Grade Band (Prosser)
  • Carolyn Leggett, Hanford High School, 9th-12th Grade Algebra I, AP Statistics (Richland)
Crystal Apple Award winners
The Crystal Apple Awards are only possible through the support of generous community sponsors. Thanks to the many community leaders and education supporters throughout the Tri-Cities and surrounding communities, we are able to recognize the outstanding teachers making a difference each day in the lives of our students.

2022 Crystal Apple Award Sponsors

Platinum Level Sponsors ($600+)

Bechtel, Evergreen Associates, Gesa Credit Union, Lampson International, Pasco Kennewick Rotary, Stevens Clay, STCU, Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary Club, Washington River Protection Solutions

Bechtel logo  Evergreen Associates logo
Evergreen Associates 
 Gesa credit union logo
 Lampson international logo Washington river protection solutions logo  Pasco Kennewick rotary logo 
  Rotary international logo
Tri-Cities Sunrise
Rotary Club
Stevens Clay lawyer logo  STCU Credit Union logo


Gold Level Sponsors ($401-$599) 

Columbia Basin Health Association logo  rotary logo   Kiwanis club of pasco logo

Columbia Basin Health Association


Columbia Valley Daybreak Rotary

Kiwanis Club of Pasco

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