The communities of Salem and Keizer are ready to celebrate and honor the work of 89 area educators as the 24thAnnual Crystal Apple Awards return to recognize excellence in education.
Presented by the McLaran Leadership Foundation and the Salem-Area Chamber of Commerce, the 2023 awards will be held on February 10, 2023, at the Salem Convention Center and feature dinner, entertainment and emcee Zach DuFault.
“The Salem Chamber is very excited to bring back the Crystal Apple Awards Banquet, recognizing excellence in public and private education across the communities of Salem and Keizer,” said Salem-Area Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Tom Hoffert. “This annual event has taken a back seat during the global pandemic, but we are thrilled to have educators, administrators, support staff, and the entire community back in-person for one tremendous evening in recognition of excellence in education of our students in Salem and Keizer.”
A full list of nominees in available below and on the Crystal Apple Awards website.
“I am thrilled to have this special and long-standing recognition program return to our community,” said Salem-Keizer Public Schools Superintendent Christy Perry. “Thank you to the Salem-Area Chamber of Commerce and the hundreds of individuals who came together to prepare this year’s nominations, which recognize so many incredible educators within our community.”
Final recipients of a 2023 Crystal Apple Award will be announced at the 24th annual event, sponsored by Mountain West Investment Corporation, MAPs Community Foundation and the Epping Family Foundation. Tickets to attend the event are now sold out.