2016 Event


Thursday, February 25

5:30-8:30 p.m.


Tuality Education Center

334 SE 8th Ave.

Hillsboro, OR 97124


$55.00 per person

11th Annual Crystal Apple Awards Celebration:

2015 recipients, from left to right: Brian Cook, Brooke Nova, Chris Taube, Megan McIrvan McMahan, Robert Wilson, Brian Haats, Rob Brauer, Leticia Gholson, Miguel Cholula Hernandez.

The Hillsboro Chamber is excited to present the 11th Annual Crystal Apple Awards to outstanding educators, administrators and support staff of local K-12 schools in Hillsboro. Award nominees are nominated by their peers, parents and students based on their efforts to:

• Promote and model life-long learning as key to students’ future success.

• Develop and promote strategies that actively engage students for higher academic achievement.

• Build positive, trusting and respectful relationships with diverse students, families, fellow staff
   members and the community.

• Promote involvement and partnership between school, home and business.


Up to three individuals in each category (Licensed Staff, Support Staff and Administration) are then selected by the nomination committee to receive the coveted Crystal Apple Award at the awards dinner. The unveiling of the awards is always an exciting affair. Along with lots of laughter, there are always a few tears shed because of the impact these educators have on our community.


2015 Recipients-

Support Staff

Miguel Cholula Hernandez, Bilingual Assistant 2 at Hillsboro High School

Leticia   Gholson, Bilingual Education Assistant at Minter Bridge Elementary

Robert Wilson, Custodian at Mooberry Elementary


Licensed Staff

Rob Brauer, Metals/Welding Teacher at Glencoe High School

Brian Cook, Visual Arts Teacher at South Meadows Middle School

Megan McIrvin McMahan, 1st Grade Teacher at Reedville Elementary

Chris Taube, Kindergarten teacher at Jackson Elementary



Brian Haats, Principal at Mooberry Elementary

Brooke Nova, Coordinator of College & Career Pathways at the Hillsboro School District


School to Work Partner Awards

Nellie’s DayCare, Business Partner of the Year

Beaverton Foods, Business Partner of the Year

Earleen Reimann, Volunteer of the Year


The School to Work program is now in its 20th year and provides high school students with real-life career experiences through career days, job shadows, internships and more- and is considered a model throughout the state.


These career exploration experiences are tied to the standards that have been set by the Oregon Department of Education for high school graduation.  Through the Chamber, local students have the opportunity to meet with and understand the roles of professionals from literally 100’s of careers. These students are better equipped to make critical decisions about their future after meeting and learning from the program’s volunteers.  In the past five years, the Hillsboro Chamber’s School to Work Program has served well over 20,000 students from Washington County and beyond with over 4,000 community volunteers.



Event Sponsors:

Table Sponsors: • Applied Materials • Dick’s Auto Group • PGE • Intel • Nike • Columbia Bank • Tuality Healthcare


Thank you Chairman level sponsors

5193 NE Elam Young Parkway, Ste A Hillsboro, OR 97124     503.648.1102                                                                                                          ©2014 The Hillsboro Chamber

Diamond Level:



Tuality Healthcare

Platinum Level:

Columbia Bank

Fred Meyer

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