Apple Awards honor teachers
Nomination forms are now available
April 8, 2013

BUTLER TWP — The United Way of Butler County has teamed with Armstrong, the Early Care & Education Council and the Pennsylvania State Education Association to present the 10th Annual Red Apple Awards.

These awards honor educators who exemplify outstanding dedication to students, leadership among their peers, and a commitment to the community. Nominations may be made by students, parents of students, peers, administrators, and business or community members.

A Red Apple Award will be presented to one outstanding, active pre-kindergarten educator, and a kindergarten to 12th grade educator teaching in each of seven school districts in Butler County, Butler, Karns City, Mars, Moniteau, Seneca Valley, Slippery Rock and South Butler, along with one instructor/professor from the Butler County Vocational-Technical School, Butler County Community College, and Slippery Rock University.

Nomination forms for the Red Apple Awards are available at any school building in the county, the United Way office on Route 8 south of Butler, Lifesteps at 383 New Castle Road, and Armstrong Cable on Benbrook Road and in Zelienople.

Forms can printed online at

Nomination forms may be mailed to the United Way of Butler County, 184 Pittsburgh Road, Butler, PA 16001 or faxed to 724-287-1470. Deadline for nominations is April 26.

For information, contact Kathleen Treme, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison for the United Way at 724-285-4883, Ext. 223, or send e-mail to

Awardees will be announced in May and honored at the United Way of Butler County annual breakfast meeting June 19.

Additionally, a $500 cash award will be given to each winner to be used in the school building or department represented by the winning educator. These cash awards are sponsored by businesses and organizations.