2015 President's Award Recipients are Jacki Ochs and Lynda Ochs

Every year, since 2009, the PHDA President chooses one person from the Portland Scottish Highland dance community to receive the President's Award for their ongoing support of Highland dance.

The 2015 President's Award went to Jacki Ochs and Lynda Ochs of Seattle, Washington.

This year’s award recipients are a couple of Highland Dance junkies.  If you have been around the sport long enough, you know the Ochs clan (my early recollection of them is at summer outdoor competitions with a flurry of activity under their canopy).  Jacki is the current Registrar of the Seattle Highland Dance Association.  Lynda is the current President of SHDA.

The Ochs duo went above and beyond helping us with our three dance competitions this season.  From helping set up the scrutineering to various tasks the day of each competition, the Ochs helped things run smoothly this season.  Bottom line – they just get it.  Thank you for your efforts this season and all you both do to nurture and support the sport of Highland Dance!

Thank you!

Jim Patterson
PHDA President