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Give Good Awards Recognize Several in our Schools

 
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.