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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Nominate a STAR! 2024 Gold Star Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominate a STAR! 2024 Gold Star Awards Nominations Now Open

Highline Schools Foundation Awards

Do you work with someone who has made a significant impact on students and schools? Now is your chance to nominate them for a 2024 Gold Star Award!

Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation seeks nominations from the Highline community, staff and families for the annual Gold Star Awards. These awards serve as an opportunity to honor and celebrate those in our Highline schools and community who inspire us, lead us and live the Highline Promise every day. 

Awards Categories

The Foundation is seeking nominations for seven award categories, including: 

  • Outstanding Teacher – Highline teacher of any grade level, with three or more years of teaching experience, working directly with students. 
  • Outstanding Rookie Teacher – Highline teacher of any grade level, with less than three years of experience, working directly with students 
  • Outstanding Professional Staff – Highline staff member with specific educational or career credentials. Examples include therapists (speech, occupational, etc.), counselors, social workers, and more. 
  • Outstanding Classified Staff – Highline hourly employees working full- or part-time in a variety of positions. Examples include paraeducators, student aides, bus drivers, custodial staff, school office staff, and more. 
  • Outstanding Administrator – Highline staff who manage programs or schools within the district. Examples include principals and assistant principals, executive directors, department heads (IT, Operations, Facilities, etc.), and more. 
  • Outstanding Volunteer – Any individual who serves Highline Public Schools in a volunteer capacity, such as PTSA members, zoning and building committee members, and more. 
  • Outstanding Alumni – A graduate of one of Highline’s schools who has made significant contributions to society and the Highline community. Past winners include business owners/leaders, politicians, artists, community organizers, and more. 


The deadline for nominations is Monday, February 12 at 5:00 p.m. 

Nomination Process

Use the Highline Schools Foundation's online form to nominate a Highline star. More information about the awards program can be found on the Highline Schools Foundation’s website.

Winners will be announced and celebrated at the Gold Star Bash in late March and honored at the Gold Star Breakfast fundraiser on Friday, May 3, at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac. More details and a ticket link for both events will be announced soon. 

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