Nominate someone today who represents the Pride of Prairie. This prestigious award is
presented by the Prairie School Foundation to give recognition and show appreciation to an
individual(s) who exemplifies the Prairie Spirit and a loyal commitment to our Prairie Schools.
The Pride of Prairie Award will be presented at this fall’s Prairie Foundation Society Breakfast,
and will also be recognized at Prairie Fest 2023.
Submit your nomination by letter or email including your name and contact information along
with the nominee’s name and qualifications. It is important that you state why this person (or
persons) is deserving of the Pride of Prairie Award. Give specific details describing how your
nominee has shown the Prairie Spirit and dedication to our Prairie Schools and Prairie Kids. The
Pride of Prairie selection committee will choose the recipient based on your input. The more
details you provide the better.
All nominations may be mailed or emailed to the Prairie School Foundation Director, Randy
Rumery, 401 76 th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-7034, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations
are due by noon, Friday, October 14 th , 2022. Thank you in advance for your nomination.
See below for a listing of Past Pride of Prairie Award Recipients.
The Pride of Prairie Award is given by the foundation to those who have demonstrated loyal commitment and service to Prairie Schools. Amy Ellis was named the winner of this year’s award. She was nominated by Deron Jimmerson and Charles Oldenkamp, co-directors of Prairie Bands for her tireless work with the bands for 19 years.
Pictured above: Deron Jimmerson, President Steve Howes, Pride of Prairie Awardee Amy Ellis, Charles Oldenkamp, PSF Executive Director Randy Rumery
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 in the fall. 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 or email@example.com. 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 which was held on November 11, 2019. Since its inception, the Pride of Prairie Award has been given to 36 individuals, couples or groups.
Prairie School Foundation
401 76th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-7034
Phone: (319) 848-5200 Ext. 2019
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