RICHLAND, Wash. — Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) External Affairs Manager Jerry Holloway earned a surprise honor at this year’s Crystal Apple award ceremony. Holloway, a former teacher, was given the Special Achievement Award for his support of community education efforts as a WRPS representative.
Ten area teachers were honored at the event, which took place at Columbia Basin College in front of a crowd of about 200. Teachers are selected for their contributions to their schools and the impact they’ve had on their students, both past and present.
WRPS supports a number of educational organizations throughout the region, including the Washington State STEM Education Foundation, WSU Foundation, Columbia Basin College Foundation, the Reach Museum, Junior Achievement and the Dream Builder’s Educational Foundation, which organizes the Crystal Apple awards.
“WRPS and its partners continue to stress the importance of education and have shown that support through personal involvement, corporate contributions and sharing of resources,” said WRPS President and Project Manager Dave Olson. “Trendsetters and longstanding supporters like Jerry model those characteristics of our company, and we are honored to have him on our team.”