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 or by contacting PTA Council Awards Chairwoman Leonora Campbell at Nomination forms must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1, to Leonora Campbell, 72 Newman Place, Fairfield, CT 06825.