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Meet Elaine Golden

Mrs. Elaine Marie Golden was a truly beautiful and remarkable woman who graced us with her dedication, intelligent curiosity, humor, and love for 15 years.  She volunteered her time and talents with us and touched the lives of many students, faculty, and staff.   

To honor her unforgettable impact, her family created the Elaine Golden Memorial Fund after she passed away March 2020.  We now have the privilege of recognizing her memory with two awards.   This Fund will provide a $1,000 award to a deserving senior student and teacher annually, the Golden Scholar Award and 2:10 Teacher Award, respectively.   There are certain criteria that both applicants and nominees must meet, as outlined below. The awards will be handed out at the end of the school year at the Senior Chapel and the Faculty and Staff Luncheon. If you would like to contribute to this Fund, please click on this button. 


Annual Golden Scholar Award

The Annual Golden Scholar Award of $1000 is awarded to a senior that exemplifies at least 3 of the 5 traits that Mrs. Golden exemplified and cultivated in students:

a)       joy for learning; 
b)      excellence of produced work;
c)       demonstrated passion for a subject area;
d)      perseverance through academic challenges; and
e)       exceptional volunteer service to others. 

To receive this award, a student must submit an essay of no more than 600 words describing how he/she meets the award criteria. Download the cover sheet here.

Alejandro McFarland - 2021 Golden Scholar Recipient

Isabelle McMahan - 2022 Golden Scholar Recipient

Annual 2:10 Teacher Award

The Annual 2:10 Teacher Award is for the teacher that best exemplified Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which he created in advance for us to do.  Elaine demonstrated this lifeview by:

1.  investing one-on-one with students and creating customized enrichment learning units for individuals;
2.  igniting a love of learning in a previously languishing student;
3.  uncovering a unique need in our community and rallying others to meet the need or doing so himself or herself; or
4.  volunteering to serve the school outside in an extraordinary way, outside the normal role of a member of the faculty.

A teacher must be nominated by a parent, peer, or administrator. The nomination must include a description of how the teacher demonstrated exceptional service to a member of the PCS community based on any of the above criteria. Download the nomination form here.



Mark Johansson - 2021 2:10 Teacher Award Recipient

Joanie Burns - 2022 2:10 Teacher Award Recipient

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