Education Service District Honors Winners of Crystal Apple Awards


The InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD) honored the winners of the 2019 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards during a ceremonies recently in Pendleton and La Grande.

A total of 45 individuals were honored in the past week from the IMESD’s component school districts in Eastern Oregon. The 2019 events mark the 20th annual Crystal Apple Awards for Umatilla and Morrow counties and the eighth annual for Union County.

Union County winners were honored on May 6 at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. Morrow and Umatilla county winners were celebrated on May 13 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pendleton.

Each year, the IMESD partners with its school districts to recognize outstanding administrators, teachers, educational assistants and office and building staff for their dedication and commitment to students and for their willingness to go above and beyond their regular duties. Nominations are submitted over a two-month period by administrators, coworkers, parents, students and community members. Winners are selected from these nominations by school district administration.

“We are so pleased to celebrate all of this years’ Crystal Apple winners,” said Michele Madril, IMESD director of communication. “Each of these individuals is contributing greatly to the success of students in eastern Oregon.”

For a list of the Umatilla and Morrow County winners, click here.

For a list of the Union County winners, click here.