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 Our Fourth Golden Apple Awards!

Honoring our 2021-2022 Awardees:

Colvin Judy Colvin
Conn-Area Catholic School, Connellsville
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Malley Carrie Malley
Mother of Sorrows Catholic School, Murrysville
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Kinkead Colleen Kinkead
Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Greensburg
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The Diocese of Greensburg recognizes the impact that each teacher has on the development of a child.  We are excited to celebrate excellence in teaching in our Catholic schools by recognizing exceptional educators with a Golden Apple Award.  Award winners were honored during the fourth annual A Celebration of Catholic Schools Breakfast on March 24, 2022, in North Huntingdon.

Bishop Larry J. Kulick served as the keynote speaker and Dr. Maureen Marsteller, Superintendent of Catholic schools, delivered a welcome and state of the schools address.  Jennifer Miele, CCO, served as the emcee for this exciting event.  Proceeds from A Celebration of Catholic Schools directly benefit our students, teachers, and schools diocesan-wide.

Event Highlights

  • Presentation of Golden Apple Awards to celebrate excellence in teaching generously provided by the Donahue Family Foundation.
  • Capital Sustainability Awards were presented to schools supporting projects ranging from heating and cooling upgrades, cafeteria and playground improvements to investments in gathering spaces and curb appeal.
  • Recognition of exceptional student achievement through Student Spotlight Awards.

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Golden Apple AwardsAbout the Golden Apple Award

The Diocese of Greensburg is excited to celebrate excellence in teaching in our Catholic schools by recognizing exceptional educators with a Golden Apple Award.  This award honors outstanding individuals who symbolize excellence in and out of the classroom, are committed to Catholic values and are devoted to teaching in the Catholic School system.  The Diocese recognizes the impact that each teacher has on the development of a child and welcomes the opportunity to express appreciation through the Golden Apple Award program.

The Golden Apple Award is awarded to three teachers within the 12 schools of the Diocese of Greensburg.  Each of the award winners receives a beautiful engraved Golden Apple and $5,000 for their own unrestricted personal use.

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