The 20th Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day Recap

Madrona SchoolOn February 7, 2015, the 20th Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day took place and was a true success. The honored guest was former Seattle Mayor, Norm Rice. Norm Rice attended the 1st annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day back in 1995 and was joined by many other founding participants. What a phenomenal representation of our devoted our community members.

In honor of the Madrona activist, Nora Wood, the 2015 Nora Award went to Madrona resident Barbara Parker. The Local Hero Award, an award given for an act of heroism, singular kindness, or generosity, went to Holly Boone. The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award, went to Risa Blythe. This award is named after youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who devoted much of his life to the youth of the Madrona community. The Madrona Resident for Life Award went to Jon Hughes. John Platt and Paul Butler, received the Madrona Good Neighbor Award.

Shedding light on the amazing children of the Madrona community, the Madrona K-8 Student awards celebrates student achievements.

Receiving recognition in the K-2 category: Miles Edward

Receiving recognition in grades 3-5: Keymani Washington

Receiving recognition in middle school grades 6-8: Chardonnay Beaver

Madrona K-8 Doris Baptist Hickman Staff Award went to Rachel Madding who has made a significant impact on the school.

Going above and beyond to link the community and the school, The Kaaren Andrews and Mary Bass Award went to Stacey Kryman.

Making an extraordinary effort for the education and growth of Madrona’s K-8 students, the Go Partners Award, went to Megan Wittenberg.

It’s never too late to starting thinking about nominations for your Madrona neighbors for next year’s awards. Usually Neighborhood Appreciation Day takes place the Saturday before Valentine’s Day.

Madrona Appreciation Day Winners

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:

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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.

Andrea Taylor

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:

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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.

Charley Bush

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!