2021 Annual Silver Apple Award

July 20, 2021

Congratulations to this year’s Roxanne Bliss Silver Apple Award winner, Lori Shubat, first-grade teacher at Lincoln Center! The Roxanne Bliss Silver Apple Award is given out each year to at least one staff person who has made an impact on students outside of the classroom. Each year, students are encouraged to nominate any teacher or staff member who makes a significant difference in their lives. This year Ms. Shubat was nominated by four of her current students. They all took turns reading their nominations out loud to the class.

Shubat shared a quote that she says has been her motto, “One hundred years from now… it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” Ms. Shubat is retiring this school year after 35 years with South St. Paul Schools.

SSP graduate Don Bliss, Class of 1950, established the Silver Apple Award in honor of his wife, Roxanne Waldhauser Bliss, SSP Class of 1951. Don would ask others who the most influential people were in their lives. Teachers were almost always one of the top influences. He established this award through the SSP Educational Foundation to encourage students to appreciate educators or support staff who are especially important to them. The winning teachers receive a silver apple trophy and a cash award.