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SEF Alumni Award Winners 2015 - Present

The Springfield Education Foundation is proud of the nearly 50,000 successful graduates of Springfield Public Schools.  Many alumni remain connected to their community, friends, teachers, administrators and schools.  The Springfield Education Foundation is proud to have many alumni and parents of alumni serving on the Foundation Board of Directors, contributing to our annual fundraising efforts, giving special gifts for special funds and volunteering their time to benefit today’s students.

Outstanding Alumni Award

Given in recognition of alumni for significant contributions in professional practice, personal achievement or community service.

2022 – Marshall Cho, Springfield High School class of 1995
             Dr. Steven Owen, Springfield High School class of 1990
2021 – Rich Hickman, Thurston High School class of 1978
2020 – Jason Floyd, Springfield High School class of 1997
2019 – Colt Gill, Springfield High School class of 1984
2018 – Charli Hester, Springfield High School class of 2000
             Derek and Mindy Weber, Springfield High School class of 2001
2017 – Justin Thomas, Thurston High School class of 1994
2016 – Phil Carrasco, Thurston High School class of 1996
2015 – Victor Tomseth, Springfield High School class of 1959

Rising Alumni Award

Given in recognition of alumni from within the previous ten years. These graduates have demonstrated significant potential, through professional accomplishments, academic honors, personal achievement and/or community involvement.

2022 – Kelly Mason, Springfield High School class of 2013
2021 – Marshall Curry, Springfield High School class of 2009
2019 – Harley Emery, Thurston High School class of 2015
2018 – Alisen Hinton, Springfield High School class of 2012
2017 – Auna Godinez, Springfield High School class of 2013
             Jordan Loos, Thurston High School class of 2010
2016 – Ana Pena, Springfield High School class of 2011
2015 – Savannah Martin, Springfield High School class of 2009

Distinguished Educator Award

Recognizes educators who have graduated from Springfield Public Schools and continued on to make a lasting impact in the lives of students.

2022 – Noah Van Horn, Springfield High School class of 2003
2021 – Rachael Overall, Thurston High School class of 2000
2020 – Kari Isham, Thurston High School class of 1990
2019 – Brandi Starck, Thurston High School class of 1995
2018 – Scott Olds, Springfield High School class of 1992
2017 – Stephanie Lovdokken, Thurston High School class of 1996

SEF Advocate of the Year Award

Given in recognition of an individual, family, or organization that has championed the mission of the Springfield Education Foundation, and made a lasting impact on Springfield students.

2022 – Erik & Hilary Vos
2021 – Brenda Hansen, Thurston High School class of 1986
2020 – Judy & Joe Leahy
2019 – Sid & Hank Voorhees

Legacy Family Award

Recognizes a Springfield family that has made a multi-generational impact on education in our community.

2022 – The Light Family
2021 – The Paine Family
2020 – The Fryback Family
2019 – The Scherer Family
2018 – The Bova Family
2017 – The Lively Family 

SEF Volunteer of the Year

Recognizes an individual who has generously given their time, efforts, and energy to support the success of the Foundation.

2022 – Nancy Stark

 

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