Horizon Award

Do you know someone who deserves an award for all that they do for the Alburnett Community School District?


Do you know a community member who goes above and beyond to exemplify they are Purple on Purpose? All too often, our citizens, school staff, and students make significant and wonderful contributions to our community and/or to our school that go unnoticed or unrecognized. The Horizon Awards were devised by the Foundation as a way to recognize a few of Alburnett and Toddville’s unsung heroes. The Alburnett Foundation's Horizon Awards Program provides a unique opportunity to recognize outstanding community service and dedication in the Alburnett Community School District.

Nominating someone is easy! Send us a brief email describing the actions/dedication of the nominee and their impact on our school and/or community (500 words or less). This can be a random act of kindness that has been observed, volunteerism, extraordinary citizenship, etc. Any individual student, staff member, or community may be nominated. 

Please include the following in your email:

1) Name, address, email address, and cell phone number of person you are nominating

2) Your name, address, email address, and cell phone number 

Previous winners include:

2011: Dixie Boyse, Jennifer Wehrkamp, Lauralea Wander

2012: Bert Shulista, Linda Franck, Jim Carver

2013: Marv Porter, Dede Eschen, Kyle Kuhlers

2014: Ken Robison, Patty Shaffer, Brett Shulista

2015: Larry McBurney, Heather Airy, Karen Miller

2016: Dani Trimble, Rick McGraw, Carl "Bucky" Rockwood

2017: Sherry Cook, Larry Lebeda, Bob Berry

2018: Brian Huber, Al Sorenson

2019: Kelly Baier, Jodi Burns, Steve Sodawasser

Email nominations directly to ericarausch1@gmail.com by March 1, 2024 annually to be considered. (Do not email or submit nominations to the school)

Up to three (3) Horizon Awards will be presented at the Alburnett Foundation's Annual Gala on March 23, 2024. Recipients and a guest will be treated to complimentary tickets to the Gala as honored guests of the Foundation.

Many of our community heroes dedicate countless hours to benefit us all.  Take a few minutes -- and thank them by nominating them for a Horizon Award!