It’s National Teacher Appreciation week, and Venice Paparazzi will be rolling out the red carpet for the 8th Annual Venice Wave Awards.

Support and Celebrate Our Venice Teachers at the 2018 WAVE Awards on Thurs. May 10th.

This fantastic community event, which will be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Venice,  honors teachers from 17 local schools and organizations for their achievements in and beyond the classroom.

Fun Fact:  Venice Paparazzi has covered the WAVE awards every single year since it started!  Woo Hoo!  Let’s hear it for consistency!  View some of our favorite pics below.

Here is a message from the Venice Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

Join us in exalting the esteemed educators who foster excellence in their students and our collective future by embodying this year’s theme as, “Adaptive Learners and Global Thinkers.” The WAVE Awards bring together our community to bestow upon teachers, from 17 schools and art institutions, the recognition they deserve.

Please honor us with your presence at the 8th annual Oscar-like ceremony that elevates the status of education and champions those who guide our children toward greatness.


Here is a message from Venice Chamber or Commerce Education Committee Chair Joelle Dumas.

Dear Friends,

Our annual WAVE Awards honors the magnificent teachers who are re-envisioning and invigorating our local schools, giving shape to the community that continues to grow with our children. Nominated by their peers, teachers at the WAVE Awards are recognized for their spectacular contributions to our community, both in and out of the classroom, inspiring generations of passionate, kind leaders and creative thinkers.


Click here to purchase tickets and support.  No gesture is too small to be warmly appreciated. All are welcome to unite for this captivating and moving community event cheering on the teachers who remind us of why we love to learn!

Joëlle Dumas

View photos of previous WAVE Award events by Venice Paparazzi.

Purchase your May 10 Wave Awards Ceremony and Dinner tickets on sale now for $45.

Space is limited so reserve your tickets early to this wonderful evening of celebration.

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