Irving ISD’s new Golden Apple Recipients
Last night at Irving ISD’s prestigious ICE Awards ceremony, two Golden Apple Awards were handed out in addition to the 21 crystal trophies and overall best-in-show ICE Award honoring extracurricular student success.
The Golden Apple is the highest honor the Irving ISD Board of Trustees gives for outstanding contributions to Irving ISD and its mission. This year one award was given to an individual partner and another to a group partner.
Katherine Davis – Individual Partner
Katherine Davis is an 11th grade student who also attends Richland College. She volunteers at the 21st Century After School Program and is an exceptional role model for students at Travis Middle School and Good Elementary School.
Katherine stepped in for an absent robotics instructor for two days. She began preparing students for the spring 4H Robotics competition with great leadership skills. The students learned important academic skills, social skills and college readiness skills from her. She accompanies students on educational field trips and is always willing to help out whenever she is needed.
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC) began working with our district by adopting one elementary school, J.O. Davis Elementary School, in 1998. In 2003, NMAC expanded its outreach and became the underwriting sponsor for Irving Schools Foundation’s Breakfast of the Stars, an annual scholarship award reception.
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation – Group Partner
NMAC has given away backpacks, provided tablets, and donated over 5000 composition books through the Science Center for their hands-on activities at outdoor science field trips and labs. NMAC has supported the district with countless numbers of volunteers over the years who have helped with things like career days, scholarship reviewers, campus beautification and adopting families for the holidays. Total funding from Irving ISD’s partnership with NMAC equates to approximately $475,000.