Cougar Mountain Middle School PTSA Awards 

Cougar Mountain Middle School PTSA Golden Acorn & Outstanding Advocate
2023-2024 Award Nominations

The Cougar Mountain Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association
(CMMS PTSA) honors outstanding volunteer service annually by awarding the
National PTA Golden Acorn Award and the Outstanding Advocate Award. Please
help us recognize the extraordinary volunteerism that occurs in our PTSA,
school, and community by submitting a nomination for those deserving

Deadline for submissions is midnight, Monday, March 18th, 2024. NOMINATE HERE.
Do you know a volunteer who goes “above and beyond” for our kids for our

The Cougar Mountain Middle School PTSA presents the following awards:

Golden Acorn Award to honor outstanding volunteer service for children. The
winners of this award are PTA/PTSA members who volunteer in ways that meet
the mission of PTSA: promoting the health, welfare, safety and education of
ALL children and youth in our schools and community.
Outstanding Advocate* Award to honor an individual for continued and
dedicated service to ALL children and a demonstrated commitment to helping
create strong policies relating to the health, welfare, safety, and education of
children and youth.

Awards Presentations – Recipients receive the Golden Acorn or Outstanding
Advocate Award Pin and a certificate from the Washington State PTA. Our PTSA
also makes a donation in each recipient’s name to the WSPTA Scholarship
Foundation, providing scholarships to selected high school students entering
post-secondary education. Awards will be presented at the CMMS PTSA
Meeting on April 19, 2024 and recipients will be honored at the district awards
ceremony on May 17, 2024, at 6:30PM.

Nominations – Please help us identify volunteers from our community to
receive a Golden Acorn or Outstanding Advocate Award this year. Through
recommendations, the PTSA Awards Committee will make the final selections.

Nominees are scored using a weighted evaluation system that considers
volunteer service during the 2023-2024 calendar year.
To be eligible for the Golden Acorn Award, a nominee may not be a previous
recipient of the Cougar Mountain Middle School PTSA Golden Acorn Award.

This rule does not apply to the Outstanding Advocate Award.
Nominees MUST be an active Cougar Mountain Middle School PTSA member
and participant.
If you have any questions, please contact Cougar Mountain Middle School
PTSA President, Christina Smedegaard at

*Advocacy should be viewed as active support in the causes for all children and
youth. Advocacy includes, but is not limited to, active volunteerism in legislative
issues on a local, state or national level, whether stemming from public education or
non-profit organizations; working with the district or school administration on
student issues; speaking up for children and youth who can’t speak up for
themselves; and trying to change things for the benefit of children at a local, state or
national level.



Cougar Mountain Middle School PTSA Recognition 

Past Golden Acorn Award Recipients:

2022 - Mary McGuire-Brown, Shamitha Sridharan
2023 - Monica Condino