Nominations are now being sought for the Pasadena Independent School District's Distinguished Citizen Award. The award is given annually to a Pasadena ISD resident or business person who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the cause of education and youth-related activities and organizations in the community.
Nominees must demonstrate a commitment to the educational, social, spiritual and personal growth and development of the young people of our community through volunteer efforts in Pasadena schools or any youth-related organization. They also must reside or work within the boundaries of the Pasadena Independent School District.
The individual is named by a selection committee from a list of nominations received from the community. They will be honored at a special reception in November.
The Distinguished Citizen Award will be presented at a special reception in November. A 15" X 19" bronze plaque is commissioned, dedicated and placed on a concrete pedestal located at the front entrance to the Pasadena Independent School District Administration Building. A smaller replica of the plaque is given to the recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award.
The plaques of both the Distinguished Citizen Award recipients and the Distinguished Alumnus Award are exhibited in the Walk of Honor just outside the entrance of the district administration building.
Past recipients of the Distinguished Citizen Award include:
1995 -- Faye Schimek
1996 -- Kathryn Whitfill
1997 -- Kathleen Morris
1998 -- John Phelps
1999 -- Denise Converse
2000 -- Gilbert Aguilar
2001 - Eddie Dansby
2002 - Judy and Russell Lamontagne
2003 - Dr. Paul Covell
2004 - Rosalie Kuntz
2005 - Emory Gadd
2006 - Charles Davis
2007- Herman Williams
2008 - Carroll Smith
2009 - Terry Brotherton
Nomination forms are available on the school district website at www.pasadenaisd.org. Return the completed form with any supporting documentation such as newspaper clippings or resumes by September 3, 2010. When filling out the nomination, please include the name and phone number of the person making the nomination.
Send nominations to Candace Ahlfinger, associate superintendent for communications and community relations, Pasadena ISD, 1515 Cherrybrook, Pasadena, Texas 77502. For more information, call 713-740-0247.