Mark your calendars for a “drop in” celebration event

November 17, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

2021-22 Recognition of Blue Ribbon School, Gold Circle, and Rock Stars Awards

Deadline to apply extended to Monday, October 3rd

APPLICATION FOR NHPIE AWARDS - Blue Ribbon, Gold Circle and Volunteers


See more information below

Important Notice

Dear Education Community:

The past two years have given us the opportunity to reflect on ourselves as human beings and importantly, how we educate our children. One thing that remains constant is that school communities are reliant on their volunteers and business community partnerships. YOU have ALL been missed so very much! So, I’m very happy to let you know that the New Hampshire Partners in Education are back, and we are more than ready to celebrate your volunteers and business partners more than ever. After a two-year hiatus, we are planning an event this November at the Marriott in Concord with a few twists and a throwback. If you are new, please visit our website at to learn how you can participate and honor those who have contributed over the past two years. Please be sure to invite your 2021 “Rock Star” so they get the chance to be honored in person.

We recognize that there have been challenges that affected the use of volunteers in your schools and the way you accessed business partnerships. Opportunities were limited due to the Governor’s Executive Orders along with CDC and DHHS guidelines. Therefore, we are encouraging you to reflect back on the two years and consider the unique ways volunteers and community partners have supported and engaged with your schools. It will soon be time to nominate them to be honored for the Blue Ribbon and Gold Circle awards. There will be flexibility and we will not ask that you maintained documentation of the hours over the past two years in order to be eligible for these awards among more positive changes.

As an opportunity to kick our awards in a fresh way, we are throwing back to over a decade ago, which some of you may remember. There used to be two events which included a breakfast for volunteers and an evening event for partners. This year there will be a single “drop in” celebration event on November 17, 2022, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Marriott in Concord with an opportunity for pictures and to receive your recognition awards. The festivities will be a business casual event with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar to provide an opportunity for you to give well-deserved recognition and thank yous to your volunteers and business/community partners.

Please stay tuned for updates by the end of the school year so you can complete the brief application followed by event registration in the early fall. We certainly hope to see you at our 2022 celebration in November.

Please complete the form below to be included on the NH PIE contact list:


Tom Croteau

New Hampshire Partners in Education Chair

Posted April 15, 2022

New Hampshire Partners in Education Board of Directors

Tom Croteau, Chair

Owen Harrington, Vice Chair

Gwen Pham, Treasurer

Heidi Blais

Ronna Cadarette

Dillard Collins

Deanna Donnelly

Shannon Kruger

Maria Pearson