Congratulations to Mr. Tom Kolar on receiving the 2018 Golden Apple Award presented by the Archdiocese of Washington for his excellence in Catholic education. The Golden Apple Award winning teachers throughout the Archdiocese were nominated by their colleagues, students and school parents. The award recipients received a $5,000 prize along with a golden apple and certificate and will attend a dinner in their honor at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Mr. Kolar is one of ten recipients of the award this year, only two of which are from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese. "It is just extraordinary to be recognized," Mr. Kolar said after he was presented with the award, "a lot of times in teaching you don't know if you're having an impact, but something like this is incredibly validating and makes it all feel worth it."