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Golden Apple Award Is Parting Gift for Nam Jack

Nam Jack, center, between son Drew and husband Mike, received the Golden Apple Award for exceptional volunteer service at a ceremony Wednesday morning. Terry Fouché Photo

Last year, Nam Jack announced that she would not seek a third consecutive term on the San Marino School Board. And on Wednesday morning, the SMUSD bestowed upon Jack one of the highest honors that can be given to volunteers in the field of education as she received the Golden Apple Award during a ceremony at Santa Anita Race Track.

“It was a wonderful morning spent acknowledging so many deserving volunteers across numerous school districts,” Jack told The Tribune. “I was inspired by their volunteerism and achievements. I accept this award on behalf of all the volunteers who spend countless hours to to benefit the community, our schools and our students.”

Jack was first elected to the San Marino School Board in 2009 and re-elected four years later. Due to a request by the State of California to standardize election dates, Jack was one of three board members who received an extra year of service. She has served three one-year terms as board president.

Jack has chaired two successful parcel tax elections and is currently leading the effort for Measure R, which goes before voters next Tuesday.

The Golden Apple Award is sponsored by the Association of California School Administrators, or ACSA, and Wednesday’s ceremony was hosted by the Northwest San Gabriel Valley Administrators Association, which encompasses ten local school districts. The award is presented to volunteers for their service to the school districts. San Marino School Board Member C. Joseph Chang received the honor last year.

Jack has received the Honorary Service Award from the San Marino PTA at the Annual Founders Day ceremony. Next month, she will be honored with the San Marino PTA Council Golden Oak Award at the 2019 Founders Day event, which is slated for Wednesday, March 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Kenneth F. White Auditorium at Huntington Middle School.

Jack and her husband, Mike, reside in San Marino. The couple has two children, both of whom graduated from San Marino High School. Drew graduated from Occidental College in 2018 and Devon is currently a junior at Brown University, her mother’s alma mater.

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