Forget-Me-Not Event Sparks Hope, Kindness and Inspiration

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During Mental Health Awareness Month and Teacher Appreciation Week, we were honored to present our educator and youth awards on May 9 at our annual Forget-Me-Not event.

We are still moved by the heartwarming stories, acts of kindness, and compassion that made the event so meaningful. We are in awe of our strength as a community, and are grateful for the incredible amount of support we received.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Forget-Me-Not 2019 extraordinary! We'd like to especially thank Wells Fargo and Hood & Strong for sponsoring our event.

Forget-Me-Not Honorees

Our honorees were awarded for their exemplary work in our school communities. Hear from them below.

Principal Leadership Award
Columbia Middle School's Administration Team:
Mary Beth Allmann, Principal
Esteban Ybarra, Assistant Principal
Daniel Aguilar Poo, Assistant Principal


This stellar team was recognized for their commitment to social emotional well-being for staff and students. 95% of their students at Columbia Middle School reported that they had caring adults on campus!


Educator Award
Stephanie Keith, 6th Grade Teacher, Selby Lane School

Stephanie was honored for being a champion of social emotional learning in the classroom. Her thoughtful and creative approaches inspire her students to practice mindfulness and develop a growth mindset.


Outstanding Role Model Award
12th Grade Student, Carlmont High School

This student was acknowledged for her resilience and growth amidst tremendous adversity. She will be graduating this June and plans to attend college. She also hopes to work with at-risk populations in the future to give back and help change the lives of youth.

We are respectfully honoring the student's request to keep her name confidential and share her written speech in lieu of a video.


Forget-Me-Not Event Photos

We invite you to view our event photo album. Huge thank you to ilyanne Photographic Art for donating their services and capturing the essence of Forget-Me-Not.