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Honorary Service

Wilcox PTSA Honorary Service

Congratulations and Thank You to our

2018 Honorary Service Award Recipients:

  • Katherin Oviedo Hernandez, Very Special Person
  • Walt Van Zant, Honorary Service Award
  • Kate Anderson, Honorary Service Award
  • Janne Lamptey, Honorary Service Award
  • Diane Lash, Honorary Service Award
  • Karen Hardy, Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Jozef Antolin, Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Kathleen MacDonald, Outstanding Administrator 

What is Honorary Service?

The Honorary Service Award is given to individuals by the PTSA in recognition of outstanding service to children and youth. The HSA Program includes the Honorary Service Award, Continuing Service Award, Golden Oak Service Award, Very Special Person Award, Outstanding Teacher Award, Outstanding Administrator Award, and donations to the HSA Program. A person may receive more than one of any of these awards.

Honorary Service Awards (HSA) are available to recognize the service and dedication of both individuals and organizations. They may be awarded only by unit, council, district PTA and the California State PTA and should be presented by duly authorized PTA representatives at PTSA sponsored meetings or at functions of allied groups.

Funds contributed to the HSA Program provide resources for the California Scholarship and Grant Program (Scholarships 7.28, 338; Grants 7.17, 312). The Wilcox PTSA contributes thirty dollars for each recipient to the Honorary Service Award Fund to the California Congress of Parents and Teachers. This revolving fund makes loans to deserving students in different fields of education beyond high school.

A Continuing Service Award may be given to a person who has previously received an Honorary Service Award.

Names of candidates for the Honorary Service Award, along with lists of current and past contributions, may be submitted each Spring.


***** Please click here to:  Submit the form online. *****


Candidates for the Honorary Service Award will be evaluated by a committee, which will select one or two awardees, who are recognized by the PTSA during a special presentation ceremon(ies).

Additional information regarding Honorary Service Awards may be found on the California State PTA website at http://capta.org/pta-leaders/programs/service-awards/.

Wilcox PTSA Honorary Service Awards

Very Special Person (VSP) may be given to recognize an individual or group. 

Honorary Service (HSA) may be given to an individual or organization in special recognition of outstanding service to children and youth. 

Continuing Service (CSA) may be given to an individual or organization in special recognition of continued service to children and youth, and may or may not have received a California State PTA Honorary Service Award. 

Outstanding Teacher (OTA) may be given to recognize a teacher for outstanding service to children and youth.

Outstanding Administrator (OAA) may be given to recognize an administrator for outstanding service to children and youth.

Golden Oak (GOSA) is the most prestigious PTA award in California. This award may be given to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in the school or community.