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Event Held Wednesday May 14 at Kwuumbwa-Record Breaking Heat and Record Breaking Turn Out!

The Eddy Awards.webThe Santa Cruz Education Foundation (SCEF), dedicated to promoting excellence in Santa Cruz City Schools, held its Sixth Annual Eddy Awards yesterday, May 14th. The Eddy Awards recognize the outstanding commitment made daily by the dedicated educators, staff and volunteers of Santa Cruz City Schools. DSC07060As always thank yous are in order. Thank you to Kim Luke, voice of the Derby Girls and Santa Cruz Warriors, for once again adding sparkle and levity to the Eddy Awards event.   Thank you to the Eddy Awards sponsors for making the evening possible:  Wax Works West, Santa Cruz City Schools Administrators, Ristorante Avanti, Rachel Dewey-Thorsett and Miller Maxfield, Inc. Thank you to the evening’s entertainment:  members of the Santa Cruz High Band. And thank you to Nielsen Studios, Architecture + Design for designing the beautiful 2014 Eddy Award sculpture. A recap of this year’s Honorees:

  • Outstanding TeacherDSC07026
    • Grades 9-12: Christy Latham, Santa Cruz High School
    • Grades 6-8: Sherri Kilkenny, Mission Hill Middle School
    • Grades 4-5: Denise Blair, Monarch Community School
    • Grades K-3: Carmen Zúñiga, Delaveaga Elementary School
  • Roseann Coonerty Layne Inspiring Teacher Award
    • Julie Rogers, Harbor High School
  • Unsung Hero
    • Staff: Anna Gonzalez, Gault Elementary School
    • Volunteer: Connie Maschan, Harbor High School
  • Green Award
    • Westlake Elementary School
  • Wellness Award 
    • Amy Hedrick-Farr, Food Services Director, Santa Cruz City Schools 
  • Special FoDSC06976undation Award(s)
    • Santa Cruz City Schools Crossing Guards:  Richard Bartlett, Jerry Cacace, Fredy Chavez, Steve Fuehrer, Bob Lamar, Gail Marizette, Steve Okamoto, Saundra Sand, and Debra Stephens
    • Sara DiCarlo-Dunn, Santa Cruz High School
    • Blue and Gold Cafe, Soquel High School
  • School of the Year
    • Bay View Elementary School
  • Community Supporter of the Year
    • Dr. Jim Logsdon
  • Innovation Award
    • Sara Goldfarb and Wendy Thompson for the Bee-Inn at Branciforte Middle School
  • Visit the Eddy Awards page to learn more about the awards, categories and past honorees.   DSC06940DSC07032DSC06945