2014 Gold Star Awards – Nominations and Events

Highline Schools Foundation
2014 Gold Star Awards – Nominations and Events

We Are Highline - 2014 Gold Star Awards Breakfast(Burien, WA) Highline Schools Foundation announces “We Are Highline” as this year’s 2014 Gold Star Awards theme.  “We Are Highline” celebrates the individuals that make up our dedicated school community, esteemed alumni, hard-working parents, forward-thinking administrators, talented teachers and brilliant, capable students,” said Gold Star Chair and Foundation Trustee, Mike Yellam. “This Gold Star Season, we are honoring the powerful collaboration among all of these individuals in support of our students and schools,” Yellam added. “This is an exciting time to be part of the WE in “We Are Highline” and we look forward to this fantastic community celebration.”

Highline Schools Foundation raises funds, gathers resources and builds partnerships that support all students in Highline Public Schools. The Foundation funds a myriad of needs in Highline—including classroom enrichment, technology, arts, athletics, college scholarships and outreach to the neediest of students and families. The Foundation is proud to partner with Highline Public Schools in reaching their promise: that “every student is known by name, strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and citizenship.”


Each year since 2001, the Highline Schools Foundation has solicited nominations from community members, district employees and parents for their prestigious Gold Star Awards. Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2014 Gold Star Awards in the following categories:

  •  Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Classified or Professional Support Staff
  • Outstanding Administrator
  • Outstanding Alumnus

Nominations can be submitted online. The deadline for nominations to be submitted is Wednesday, March 5, 2014.Gold Star Awards Flyer


The annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast is the largest fundraising event supporting Highline Schools Foundation. At this event, not only are the Gold Star Award winners honored, critical funds are raised to support the nearly 19,000 student in Highline with critical resources.

We Are Highline, Gold Star Awards Breakfast
Date:               Friday, April 18, 2014
Location:      Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 – 36th Avenue S, Seattle
Time:              Check in 7:00 am. Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Parking:        Complimentary
Cost:                Free to attend. A minimum donation of $150 is suggested at the event.
Registration: Click HERE to register


  • Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield
  • Highline students and Foundation scholarship recipients
  • The 2014 Gold Star Award winners


The Gold Star Awards BASH is a red-carpet style event (21 and over) featuring a night of music, drinks, appetizers and dancing and a LIVE 2014 Gold Star Awards BASHannouncement of the Gold Star Award winners.

Gold Star Awards BASH!
Date:               Thursday, March 20, 2014
Location:        The Production Shop, 14634 9th Avenue SW, Burien
Time:               6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost:                $15
Tickets on sale nowClick HERE to buy your tickets



Support from businesses and individuals is integral to the Foundation’s success.  Thank you to …

Alaska Airlines
Badgley Phelps Investment Managers
Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
Foster Pepper PLLC
Highline Kiwanis
The Partners Group
Highline Education Association

… for your early support of the Gold Star Awards Breakfast!

Many levels of sponsorship are available, from $10,000 Premier Sponsor to $1,000 Community Sponsor. For more information, please contact Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director, at [email protected] or Gold Star 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities.

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Since 1999, the Highline Schools Foundation has been supporting innovation and excellence in Highline Public Schools. Our funding priorities focus on programs to improve academic achievement, supporting college and career readiness, grants to teachers for engaging classroom projects, the arts, athletics, and programs that keep students in school and productive. Highline is a district full of need and opportunity. The Highline Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to all schools in our district—our goal is to help as many students as possible be successful!