From all account, Madrona Appreciation Day was a huge success this past weekend. The Madrona School Library was packed with people with standing room only. As one Madrona resident said, “In that room was everything I love and adore about our community.”
The winners this year were as follows:
MADRONA K-8 SCHOOL AWARDS:
Madrona K-8 Student Awards: Celebrating student achievement in different grade categories.
K-2: Sydney Mansavage 3-4: Khassim Diakhate 5-6: Lucy Majiagira 7-8: Miy’kaila Price
Madrona K-8 Doris Baptist Hickman Staff Award: This award is for a Madrona K-8 School staff person who has made a significant contribution to the school.
Suzanne Righi & Tammy Jackson-Alexander
Go Panthers Award: Recognizes an individual that has made extra and extraordinary efforts for the education and growth of Madrona K-8.
Karen Andrews & Mary Bass Award: An award given to a person who goes above and beyond the call of duty linking the community and the school.
Karin Richards and Laura Washington
MADRONA COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS:
The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.
Soni Dave-Schock, Nikola Davidson, and Kim Herber
The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness or generosity.
Harriett Cody, Shoshona Driver, Jerry Arbes & Anne Knight
The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community. Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Madrona School Awards and Madrona Neighborhood Awards. Again, it was a great event. During the presentation of the awards, one son look up to his mom full of pride for Madrona and said “we rock!” Madrona sure does!