Grants in Action
HPCF Awards 2014 Golden Apple The Highland Park Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2014 recipient of the Golden Apple Award is Blake Novotny. A teacher of fine arts at Highland Park High School since 2000, Novotny is an exceptional educator who connects his teaching to current social issues. Said one supporter, “Blake is a teacher who thinks with his heart. This is evidenced by the individualized instruction and feedback he offers his students, his commitment to equity work within the student population, and the connections he builds between art and society across the entire school community.” Now in it’s fourth year, the Highland Park Community Foundation and a local family foundation initiated an annual Golden Apple Award to recognize outstanding teachers in the Highland Park school systems.