Honorary Service Awards (HSA)

Congratulations 2024 HSA Recipients!

neHonorary Service Awards are awarded every year to PTA’s at a unit level, council level, and district level to publicly acknowledge both individuals and organizations for outstanding community service to children and youth in a community. Net proceeds from sales of Honorary Service Awards are used to support California State PTA’s scholarship and grant programs.

  • Very Special Person Award (VSP)– This is a first-level award given to recognize an individual or organization for their service to PTA.
  • Honorary Service Award (HSA)– This is a second-level award given to recognize an individual or organization for outstanding service to children and youth in your community, going above and beyond what is asked of them.
  • Continuing Service Award (CSA)– This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for ongoing or long-time service to children and youth, providing support year after year.
  • Outstanding Teacher Award (OTA)– This award may be given to recognize a teacher for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or community.
  • Outstanding Administrator Award (OAA)– This award may be given to recognize an administrator for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or the community.
  • Elected Official Honorary Service Award (EOHSA) – This award may be given to recognize an elected official for outstanding policy work and/or legislation that positively impacts the lives of children. This award may be given at the local, state or federal level. This award is not to be used as an endorsement of any elected official, but to celebrate the work of the elected official.
  • Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) – This award is given to recognize, as the most prestigious of the Honorary Service Awards, an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in a school or community.  They are not intended to be given out to people simply because they have completed a term of office or because they are leaving the school.

Unit Nomination Guidance:  IUCPTA Honorary service awards (HSA’s) are presented by Irvine Council at the Spirit of Community event in May (Council Level).  Each January, IUCPTA will send out HSA nomination forms to all units. Each unit has an opportunity to nominate one or more volunteer candidates who have gone above and beyond not only at their school, but also across multiple schools. As for teacher and staff nominations, units can nominate superstars that have impacted their school and community in outstanding ways.  There is no cost to units for the council level HSA’s.  However, at each unit level, HSA’s are paid for by each unit. Units are encouraged to award their own HSA’s at a school level if they want to honor individuals who have impacted their school only (not necessarily across multiple units).

LEGACY AWARDS RECOGNIZE UNITS’ LONGSTANDING DEDICATION

Each spring, California State PTA recognizes PTA units, councils and districts achieving a special, anniversary milestone as a chartered PTA association. When unit, council and district PTAs in good standing reach these special milestones, they are recognized as Legacy PTAs with a certificate issued by California State PTA:

  • 50 years chartered as a PTA
  • 60 years chartered as a PTA
  • 70 years chartered as a PTA
  • 75 years chartered as a PTA
  • 80 years chartered as a PTA
  • 90 years chartered as a PTA
  • 100 years chartered as a PTA

A Legacy PTA receives a recognition certificate and letter of congratulations from California State PTA, a Legacy PTA ribbon for convention attendees and recognition at convention for this milestone accomplishment Awardees that have reached their 100th anniversary as a PTA association are invited to send two representatives to the California State PTA convention to be recognized on-stage and presented with their Legacy PTA certificates by the California State PTA president.

ORDERING AWARDS

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Awards may be purchased online at any time. ORDER ONLINE You may also complete a hard-copy order form, downloadable in English.

 

Recipient Awards Year
Sergeant Tom Goodbrand Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2020
Elena Marukhlenko Very Special Person Award (VSP) 2020
Marlo Cooper Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2020
Mazy Akhlaghi Very Special Person Award (VSP) 2020
Mary Kelly Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2020
Carla Beal Outstanding Administrator Award (OAA) 2019
Scott Kopecky Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2019
Jon Resendez Outstanding Teacher Award (OTA) 2019
Kandie Schmehr Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2019
Connie Stone Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2016, 2019
Julia Tam Very Special Person Award (VSP) 2019
Westpark Elementary Teachers and Staff Outstanding Teacher Award (OTA) 2018
Christie Condon Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2018
Phoebe Lo-Wang Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2018
Cathryn Mah-Gersting Very Special Person Award (VSP) 2018
Tracey Rinard Honorary Service Award (HSA), Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2013, 2018
Cindy Tyson Outstanding Administrator Award (OAA) 2018
Grace Bon Very Special Person Award (VSP) 2017
Wendy Dallas Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2017
Laurie Henigan Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2017
Susan Holt Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2017
Committee of the Campaign for Irvine Schools Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2016
Kathy Johnson Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2016
Michael Parham Very Special Person Award (VSP) 2016
Shana Arastoo Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2015
Tim Jamison Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2015
Lisa Kadam Outstanding Administrator Award (OAA) 2015
Susan Lyons Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2015
Grace Cecchini Outstanding Teacher Award (OTA) 2014
Susan Cha Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2014
Cindy Foster Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2014
Brendan McBrien Outstanding Teacher Award (OTA) 2014
Kathleen Sarangay Continuing Service Award (CSA), Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2012, 2014
Sharon Wigel Very Special Person Award (VSP) 2014
Irvine Children’s Fund Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2013
Linda Doverspike Very Special Person Award (VSP) 2013
Petra Shaefer Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2013
Marlene Vermeer-Campbell Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2013
Irvine Public Schools Foundation Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2012
Hiram Aviles Very Special Person Award (VSP) 2012
Linda Lang Pierce Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2012
Sandi Lester Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2012
Irvine Underage Drinking Prevention Task General Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2012
Carol Boland Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2011
Kerri Fung Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2011
Gwen Gross Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2011
Rick Seibert Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2011
Steffanie Early Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2010
Joe Hoffman “Green Team” Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2010
Julie Hudash for Team Kids Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2010
Mike Parham “Green Team” Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2010
Linda Pierce Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2010
Debbie Rugani Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2010
Mark Sontag “Green Team” Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2010
Lauren Brooks Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2007, 2009
City of Irvine Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2009
Irvine Korean Parents Association Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2009
Kim Axene Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2009
Lita Robinow Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2009
Wendy Bokota Honorary Service Award (HSA), Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2006, 2008
Laura Cook Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2008
Dennis Gibbs Honorary Service Award (HSA), Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2007, 2008
Sheli Easton Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2007
Cyndi Runstrom Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2007
Laura Baden Honorary Service Award (HSA) 2006
Leslie Lindgren Continuing Service Award (CSA) 2006
Dean Waldfogel Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2006
Sharon Wallin Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) 2006

After clicking above and navigating to the HSA webpage, you’ll see the Previous Award Winners Search button as shown below:

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