Finalists announced for Champions of Learning Awards

Fifteen finalists in five categories have been chosen as part of the selection process for the Consortium of Public of Education’s 2018 Champions of Learning Awards.

Nominations began in September and concluded in November. More than 60 candidates were submitted from across the region—all individuals, organizations and businesses that create or support outstanding learning opportunities for students in Western Pennsylvania.

Five winners will be announced Saturday, April 7 during the awards celebration at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, where the Consortium also will present a Special Tribute to Sarah Tambucci, Executive Director of the Arts Education Collaborative for her contributions to the field of education over a career spanning 50 years. Reservations can be made now using our online reservation form.

For the second consecutive year, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania will share in the event, naming winners of the Be There Awards given to recognize people who “go above and beyond” to support our region’s youth.

“We’re honoring our finalists for work that too often goes unnoticed or uncelebrated,” said Consortium Executive Director Mary Kay Babyak. “These individuals, organizations and businesses bring creativity and passion to providing the kinds of learning experiences that not only help kids succeed in school but inspire them toward lifetimes of learning.”

“We are delighted that United Way will once again partner in this celebration. They have the same commitment to helping kids as the Consortium and their Be There awards honor people with the same passion as our Champions.”