Golden Apple Awards

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In the spring of each year, the UACA solicits nominations from all of the public and private high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and pre-schools located within Upper Arlington for the most deserving employee in each school. Nominations are made by students, parents and peers. The nominations are reviewed by the UACA Directors and the “Golden Apple” recipient is selected for each school. In April, personal presentations are made to each winner, in a surprise classroom visit. Each winner receives a plaque from the UACA, balloons, an edible Golden Apple, the opportunity to ride on the Golden Apple float in the 4th of July parade, and public recognition among the community.

This prestigious award can go to ANY faculty or staff in our schools. Whether your nominee is an outstanding teacher, administrator, nurse, custodian, secretary, aide, paraprofessional, counselor, resource officer etc… they ALL make a difference in the lives of our children.

Your vote(s) count! The winner of the Golden Apple at each school is decided by YOU!

Any parent, student, colleague or community member can make a nomination. You can also nominate more than one person! Our schools are a huge part of what make this community an amazing place to live, so in this celebration of UA’s 100 years, let’s say thank you to those who shape the lives of our next 100 years.


The 2017 winners are:

  • Barrington:  Lynne Lupton
  • Greensview:  Jeanne Beaver
  • Tremont:  Nate Evans
  • Jones:  John Osinski
  • Hastings:  Jeff Elliott
  • St. Agatha:  Bernadette Buzenski
  • St. Andrew:  Patricia Lubanovic
  • St. Andrew Preschool:  Amanda Carter
  • Wellington:  Stephen Winslow
  • Windermere:  Maria Bernon
  • UA High School:  Ed & Gretchen Zunic
  • Wickliffe:  Kathryn Coplin

The 2016 winners are:

  • Barrington:   Lauren Kowalski
  • Greensview:  Stephanie Weisker
  • Tremont:  Erica Riesen
  • Jones:  Molly Miely
  • Hastings:  Kevin Lloyd
  • St. Agatha:  Jericho Wagenbrenner
  • St. Andrew:   Andrew Pumphrey
  • Wellington:   Becky Fuller
  • Mountview Christian Preschool:   Jillian Silliman
  • Windermere:   Amy Leahy
  • UA High School:    Mark Wilkinson
  • Wickliffe:      Shelly Hughes

The 2015 winners are:

  • Barrington:   Katie Benton
  • Greensview:  Holly Cline
  • Tremont:  Linda Gordon
  • Jones:  Amanda Mangini
  • Hastings:  David Monseur
  • St. Agatha:  Veronica Stemen
  • St. Andrew:   Scott Jeggle
  • Wellington:   Aaron Frim
  • UA Bears Preschool:   Mrs. Stummer and Mrs. Walsh
  • Windermere:   Beth McCormick
  • UA High School:    Rob Soccorsi
  • Wickliffe:      Kristin Rodriguez

The 2014 winners are:

  • Barrington: Debra Amling
  • Greenview: Cheryl Cartwright
  • Hastings: Lisa Lloyd
  • Jones: Gregg Moul
  • Tremont: Michelle Persichetti
  • Wickliffe: Molly Hinkle
  • Windermere: Emily Adams
  • UAHS: Joe Endres
  • St. Agatha: Janette Crowley
  • St. Andrews: Donna Reo
  • Wellington: David “Berc” Backhurst
  • Upper Arlington Lutheran Christian Preschool: Jodi Coleman