Crystal Apple Award Winners Announced

<p>2013 Crystal Apple Winners</p>

2013 Crystal Apple Winners

Yakima School District employees get an unexpected surprise this morning.

Five employees were announced as this year's Crystal Apple Award recipients.

Next week, the winners will each receive a Crystal Apple and a one thousand dollar bonus -- they were chosen out of 14 candidates, nominated by colleagues, students, and parents.

One employee says she was surprised to find out she was even a candidate.

"I just work with such great people and they make my job what it is," said Wilson Middle School Counselor, Jennifer Brownlow, "I am grateful to be recognized, but it's kind of different to be recognized in isolation when there's so many great people around that deserve it too."

This year's Crystal Apple Awards recipients will be honored at a public ceremony next monday at the Yakima Convention Center -- that will begin at 4 p.m.