Founders Day

Founders Day Form

PTAs throughout California give Founders Day awards “in special recognition of outstanding service to children and youth.” The LCHS 7/8 PTA Founders Day Awards celebrate the achievements and dedication of LCHS staff members, parent volunteers, and/or community members. If you would like to recognize a deserving teacher, staff member, parent, or community member who has gone above and beyond in his or her service to the LCHS 7/8 school, please complete the form. The deadline for submitting nominations is December 5th. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on March 16th, 2023. Please take the time to nominate that special someone . 
Please contact Sheridan Sanders ( with any questions.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony in the spring. In order to spread thanks and recognition among deserving recipients, Founders Day Awards are not given to individuals who have received the award in the previous five years. Here is a list of recent recipients at LCHS 7/8:


Paige Salardino, Dr. Jarrett Gold, Heather Ehrhart, Joann Cho

Tracey Nelson, Kevin Crain, Allison Dalbeck, Lori Geuvjehizian, Valerie Gochez-Frasch


Yanick Henry-Edwards, Julie Miyamoto, Andrea Vacheron, Ana Berver, Samantha Wright, Deputy Eric Metejka


Megan Dever, Asiya Hasan, Shannon Ortiz, Caren Saiet 


Dr. Jarrett Gold, Serafina Kenwood, Denise Norman, Ellen Portantino, Carrie Saks


Shannon Brascia, Kathy Kovalcik, Sam Picture, Tracy Thrower-Rodriguez, Christine Wolfe


Dennis Ballard, Shereen Barsom, Sheila Eilders, Paige Salardino, Samantha Wright


Leslie Baldwin, Billie Melillo, Nadine Tapp, Megan Thomas, Christine Werner


Cissy Belcher, Kelly Chamberlain, Allison Dalbeck, Todd Kissel, Anais Wenn