Every year, community members spend countless hours volunteering in Arlington Schools, supporting our students and staff. The Arlington School Board recognizes this commitment and appreciates the efforts of all volunteers.
In 1975, the Board established the Honored Citizen Award to recognize special volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to Arlington Public Schools. These dedicated individuals participate in a wide variety of school activities, demonstrating a sustained commitment to APS of at least five years.
For 2019, the School Board has named 12 outstanding volunteers as Honored Citizens. The Board will celebrate these individuals at a special event on May 23 at the Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd, 2nd floor. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by a recognition ceremony at 7 p.m.
This year’s Honored Citizens are:
Thomas Jefferson Middle School – Community Garden
Barrett Elementary School, Kenmore Middle School
Claremont and Henry Elementary Schools, Gunston Middle School
Mercedes Juarez Chaclan
Campbell Elementary School, Kenmore Middle School
Arlington Science Focus, Williamsburg Middle, Yorktown High School
Yorktown High School, Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee, Dyslexia Task Force
Oakridge Elementary, Gunston Middle School
Taylor Elementary, Williamsburg Middle, Dorothy Hamm Middle School (BLPC member and incoming PTA President)
Ashlawn Elementary, Kenmore Middle, Washington-Lee High School
Nottingham Elementary, Williamsburg Middle, Yorktown High School, ACI
Melissa Schwaber Hawkins
Claremont Elementary, Henry Elementary, Gunston Middle School
Drew Model School
To learn more about APS Honored Citizens, visit www.apsva.us/honoredcitizens