A Celebration of Catholic Schools Breakfast - Golden Apple Award

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 Golden Apple Award Eligibility

Golden Apple AwardThe candidate must:

  • Be a practicing Catholic in good standing who demonstrates Catholic values
  • Be a full-time teacher who has been employed in one of the following Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Greensburg for a minimum of three consecutive years:
    • Aquinas Academy, Greensburg
    • Christ the Divine Teacher School, Latrobe
    • Conn-Area Catholic School, Connellsville
    • The Divide Redeemer School, Ford City
    • Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Connellsville
    • Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School
    • Mary Queen of Apostles School, New Kensington
    • Mother of Sorrows School, Murrysville
    • Queen of Angels Catholic School, North Huntingdon
    • St. Bernard Regional School, Indiana
    • St. John the Evangelist Regional Catholic School, Uniontown
    • St. Sebastian Regional School, Belle Vernon
  • Be nominated by a fellow Diocesan teacher, current parent/guardian, elementary/middle school student with their parent/guardian, high school student, alum, parent of former student, or priest

Note:  The Golden Apple Award may be received only once.  Previous winners are not eligible.


Nominations are closed as of January 6, 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Iwinski at AIwinski@dioceseofgreensburg.org or 724-552-2594.

A selection committee has been created to conduct the selection process.  All applications will be reviewed blindly with names, schools and geographic locations removed.

All applications will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Level of education
  • Professional experience
  • Professional development
  • Professional leadership
  • Service to school, church and community
  • Applicant’s essay
  • Letters of Recommendation

All awards will be presented at A Celebration of Catholic Schools breakfast on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Stratigo’s Banquet Centre.  Awardees must be in attendance at this event.

 Teacher Applications

The deadline for submitting applications was January 20, 2023.

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