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Celebration of Champions 2017

  • Crowne Plaze Resort 1 Resort Drive Asheville, NC, 28806 United States (map)

Celebration of Champions is ACSF’s signature annual event to raise funds for cornerstone programs including: professional development opportunities for teachers, IRL (In Real Life) after-school program, TAPAS (Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools), and the Equity Fund.

Individual and Community Champion awards have been chosen from a group of nominees identified by ACSF and ACS staff. In addition to these awards, Parent Champions have been selected from each specific ACS school community and will be honored at this special event. This year's Champions include:

2017 Individual & Community Champions:

Sarah Reinke, Chair of the OLLI Civic Engagement Committe
Asheville Writers in the Schools & Community
Al Whitesides - Lifetime Achievement
Parent Champions in ACS:
Luz Velazquez from Asheville City Preschool
Pat Hall from Claxton Elementary
Angelica Wind from Hall Fletcher Elementary
Joan Pinegar from Isaac Dickson Elementary
Gene Peyroux from Ira B. Jones Elementary
Allison Reece from Vance Elementary
Jessica Merchant from Asheville Middle
Alec Fehl from SILSA
Nancy Hutchins from Asheville High

Ticket holders will enjoy appetizers and a cash bar while participating in a silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and program including short films honoring the 2017 Champions. Thank you for joining us in this exciting community event!