The “Give Good” Awards aim to celebrate the everyday heroes, outstanding businesses and local organizations, recognizing inspirational people and highlighting the hard work invested into making our community a great place to live.
The following individuals and groups received 2015 Give Good Awards for their good deeds and inspiration, at a March 6 ceremony at the North Bend Theater. Congratulations to all! (Those highlighted in blue have special connections to our schools.)
ARTS: Bob Antone
BUSINESS: Ignite Dance & Yoga
COURAGE: Greg Jorgensen
EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE: Joe Dockery, Mount Si High School teacher
INSPIRATIONAL YOUTH: Ericka Mickelson, Twin Falls Middle School student
PARENT VOLUNTEER: Jeff Mitchell & the Mount Si High School Booster Club
TEEN SPIRIT: Baly Botten, Mount Si High School student
UNSUNG HERO: Susan Evans
YOUTH ADVOCATE: Angela McCann
YOUTH LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE: Paul Riddle
SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY: Angela Donaldson
This year’s Give Good Awards were hosted by Snoqualmie YMCA Executive Dave Mayer and President/Founder of the Give Good Awards Foundation Angela Craig. The ceremony featured performances by the Chief Kanim Middle School Select Choir, Ignite Dance and harpist Olivia Karlov. Kimberly and Caleb Williams, authors of “Beams of Light Piercing the Storm: Finding Hope in the Midst of Tragedy and Uncertainty,” were the keynote speakers.
Nominations are now open for next year’s awards; the deadline to nominate someone is December 31, 2015. For more information, visit www.givegoodawards.org.