Dawn Hluebek Honored By RPB Rotary

Dawn Hluebek, a special needs teacher at H.L. Johnson Elementary School, recently received the 2014 Crystal Apple Award from the Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach.

Hluebek was nominated by her peers for the award. She has done phenomenal work in the special needs field for more than 30 years.

Hluebek was recognized at the club’s weekly meeting on Thursday, April 24. The club has been awarding the Crystal Apple to a teacher in western communities for the past 21 years. Each year, a different school principal is asked to select a teacher who stands out. The school displays the plaque with all the recipients on it for the year.

ABOVE: (L-R) Rotarian Eric Gordon, Club President Selena Smith, Crystal Apple recipient Dawn Hluebek, H.L. Johnson Principal Dr. Patti Lucas, Crystal Apple Chair Tony Endler, Rotarian Lynn Balch and Rotarian Dr. Sharada Bhandary.