The Fairfield PTA Council is seeking nominations for this year's Deanna O. Kiernan Award, presented annually in memory of a past president.

When considering a nominee, the following criteria should be met:

Be a present or past PTA member.

Be currently or previously a key volunteer in the Fairfield Public Schools.

Be involved significantly in the betterment of youth and the schools.

Have made a system wide contribution to further public education in Fairfield.

Past recipients of this award include: Brian Kelahan; Sarah Lubarsky; Betty Anne O'Shaughnessy; Charlotte Leslie; Ellen Dixon; Susan Callahan; Mary McCullough; Mary Tinti; Chris Hubbard; Barbara Rifkin; Ellen Moore; and George Markley. Other awardees are Kathy O'Brien; Selina Strong; Alis B. McGrath; Debbie Ziff; Sidney Posto; Jonathan Kaufman; Sue Brand and Pam Brennan.

Applications may be obtained on the PTA Council website www.fairfieldptac.org or by contacting PTA Council Awards Chairwoman Leonora Campbell at campbelll@sacredheart.edu. Nomination forms must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, to Leonora Campbell, 72 Newman Place, Fairfield, CT 06825.