Crystal Apple Awards

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Important Notice:

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and subsequent school district closures in Oregon, the IMESD has CANCELLED the 2020 Crystal Apple Awards. We have closed Nominations. We regret we will not be able to honor our deserving educators in our school districts this year.

Crystal Apple Awards Information

Each year, the InterMountain ESD hosts the annual Crystal Apple "Excellence in Education" Awards.

The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals in the education field who are dedicated to the success of our students. Exceptional principals, assistant principals, teachers, classroom assistants, office and school staff in our communities deserve recognition and praise for their hard work in schools each and every day. The Crystal Apple Awards are a way to show appreciation to these individuals.

Nominations are CLOSED.


Those eligible to be nominated for a Crystal Apple Award are all employees in any of the IMESD's 18 component school districts in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties. Nominees can be any full-time or part-time employee who has a cumulative total of regular service of at least one year in their school district. Crystal Apple Awards can be given to principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff. They can be nominated by administrators, teachers, paraeducators, other school staff, parents or community members.

Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award

For information about this award that honors one administrator annually, please visit the Doug Flatt Award page.

Award Ceremonies -- CANCELLED for 2020 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

There are two Crystal Apple Award ceremonies each spring in May:

The La Grande Awards Ceremony honors recipients from Union County school districts.

The Pendleton Awards Ceremony honors recipients from Morrow and Umatilla county school districts.

Past Winners

Visit the Crystal Apple Past Winners page to view previous winners of Crystal Apples from school districts and the IMESD.


The Crystal Apple Awards are supported by business sponsors in several communities. To become a sponsor, please contact Edie Allstott at 541-966-3106 or

For questions regarding the Crystal Apple Awards, please contact Crystal Apple Coordinators:

Michele Madril at 541-966-3115

Edie Allstott at 541-966-3106