It is presented annually to recognize and show appreciation for the individual or individuals who exemplify the spirit of and a commitment to Prairie Schools.
Nominations for the award are solicited from residents in the College Community School District. The nominations must be in writing, provide specific information about the nominee’s contributions to the district and signed by the nominator. Nominations should be sent to Randy Rumery, Executive Director, Prairie School Foundation, 401 76th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-7034. The nominations are submitted to a volunteer selection committee of five for review. After a thorough review of the nominations, the committee ranks the nominees focusing on men and women who have a reputation as positive role models for all Prairie Students.
Nominees typically have given some treasure, talent and time to the Prairie Schools, their teachers, staff and students.
Currently the Pride of Prairie Award is presented by the foundation’s president during the Prairie Foundation Society annual breakfast most recently held on October 2, 2017. Since its inception, the Pride of Prairie Award has been given to 35 individuals, couples or groups.
Prairie School Foundation
401 76th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-7034
Phone: (319) 848-5256
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