Golden Apple Awards!


 Mrs. Tracy Silta, school nurse | Golden Apple recipient, July 9, 2018

"Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nurse Tracy Silta demonstrates on a daily basis all of the personal and professional qualities of an efficacious school nurse for students. She embodies what a school nurse and role model should be." Since 2002, Nurse Tracy Silta has been optimizing students' health. She is in a critical role that makes certain Soldotna High School students are safe, healthy, and ready to learn. Her open door policy and the judgement-free space she creates exemplifies her commitment to students. Tracy makes her office a place where any student or staff member can go to for words of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, or even a cup of tea. …"


 Principal Nancy Kleine | Golden Apple recipient, May 7, 2018

"As a consummate advocate for her students and schools, Mrs. Nancy Kleine is quick to brag about her student's latest accomplishments, which is usually accompanied by a tour of the building. As a colleague, Nancy is supportive of District initiatives that benefit students. As a result, students from Nanwalek and Port Graham schools benefited from opportunities provided by multiple KPBSD UPSTREAM Academies, the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program Middle School Academy, and through opportunities with District partners such as the Kenai Peninsula Native Youth Leaders. …"


 Miss Heleana Backus, student | Golden Apple recipient, May 7, 2018

"Heleana Backus is a senior at Seward High School and she has been an integral part of the 2017-2018 ELA curriculum revision process. Her work on the committee is helping to ensure the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District moves toward even more meaningful opportunities for student growth and personalized learning, work which will impact students long after her own graduation. …"