Awards

NAAE: 2014 Award Winners

National Agriscience Teacher of the Year

The National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers who have inspired and enlightened their students through engaging and interactive lessons in the science of agriculture. Teachers who have previously been selected as national finalists or awarded the National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award are ineligible to apply.

This program is sponsored by PotashCorp as a special project of the National FFA Foundation

Region I Shelia Schenk, MT
Region II Linda Chase, KS
Region III Rachel Sauvola, WI
Region IV JoAnn Pfeiffer, OH
Region V David Overcash, NC
Region VI Sherry Heishman, VA

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Outstanding Young Member

John Deere As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to recognize participation in professional activities, the NAAE Outstanding Young Member Award program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. NAAE members who have completed at least three but not more than five years of teaching are eligible to apply for this award; members who are currently in their sixth year of teaching are eligible to apply.

This program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation

Region I Kristy Rothe, MT
Region II Danielle Newsom, LA
Region III Jeanna James, WI
Region IV Gina Neff, OH
Region V Leann Turner, TN
Region VI Sarah LaRose, CT

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Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher Award

This program recognizes NAAE members who are at the pinnacle of their profession—those who are conducting the highest quality agricultural education programs. The award recognizes leadership in civic, community, agriculture/agribusiness and professional activities. Outstanding agricultural educators are innovators and catalysts for student success in agricultural education.

Region I Eric Tilleman, MT
Region II Lori Burns, OK
Region III Larry Plapp, WI
Region IV Melanie Block, MI
Region V Jason Steward, FL
Region VI Aaron Geiman, MD

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Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program

MonsantoA goal of NAAE is to promote outstanding programs in agricultural education and effectively communicate success stories. The Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Ag Ed Program Award promulgates that goal. Agricultural education programs in middle schools and secondary schools are eligible to participate in this recognition program.

The Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education program award is partially sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Region I Atwater High School, CA
Region II Elk City High School, OK
Region III West Central High School, SD
Region IV Valmeyer High School/District #3, IL
Region V Madison County High School, GA
Region VI Appomattox County High School, VA

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Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag. Ed Program

The Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag Ed Program award recognizes exemplary 2-year postsecondary institutions and full time young farmer and adult agricultural education programs. Qualifying young farmer and/or adult ag ed program staff must devote at least 50 percent of their teaching time to this level of instruction.

Region II Agribusiness Management Program, Gordon Cooper Technology Center, OK
Region III Martin County Farm Business Management Program, Minnesota West Community & Technical College, MN
Region IV Santa Fe Agri-leaders, MO
Region V Colleton Bamberg Young Farmers Chapter, Barnwell County Career Center, SC
Region VI Agricultural Engineering Program, SUNY Morrisville, NY

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Teacher Mentor

CEV If you ask agriculture teachers what motivated them to enter and stay in the teaching profession, predominately they will attribute their decision to another agriculture teacher who encouraged them. Many state agricultural education associations have recognized the importance of positive relationships between beginning and experienced teachers by creating formal organizational structures to connect beginning and experienced teachers. This award program will provide additional incentives for experienced teachers to become mentors for beginning teachers, and it will provide beginning teachers a way to say thank you to the experienced teachers who have influenced them

This program is sponsored by CEV Multimedia

Region I Matthew Mounts, WA
Region II Bill Thompson, LA
Region III Crystal Retzlaff, WI
Region IV Jack Green, MO
Region V Tommy Beavers, TN
Region VI John Clayson, NY

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Ideas Unlimited

The Ideas Unlimited contest is designed to give members an opportunity to exchange classroom, SAE, leadership, and other teaching ideas. The idea may be original or borrowed. Each application should specify how the idea was used by the applicant and how the idea could help others in their teaching.

This program is sponsored by National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning

Region I Kristy Rothe, MT
Region II Cody Weber, CO
Region III Josh Christiansen, SD
Region IV Kari Roberts, IN
Region V Robert Bollier, SC
Region VI Derek Ritenour, VA

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Outstanding Cooperation

ftj NAAE recognizes organizations, agribusiness companies, and others who have given outstanding support to agricultural education with the Outstanding Cooperation Award.

The plaques for this program are sponsored by Forrest T. Jones & Company

Region I David Kelsey, Montana State University Ag Ed Dept. Advisory Council, MT
Region II Blue and Gold Sausage Inc., Don Ramsey, OK
Region III University of Wisconsin Platteville Agricultural Education, Mark Zidon, Rick Bockhop, WI
Region IV Bill Johnson, Illinois Leadership Council for Ag Ed, IL
Region V Joice Gardner, Institute of Technical Arts, FL
Region VI Richard Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, NY

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Outstanding Service Citation

Monsanto NAAE will recognize current and retired NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with the Outstanding Service Citation.

This program is sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Region I Sue Poland, NV
Region II Mike Robison, OK
Region III James Molenaar, MN
Region IV Tony Brannon, KY
Region V Edward Osborne, FL
Region VI Sally Shomo, VA

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Teachers Turn the Key

Ram Agricultural education is continually faced with a shortage of qualified teachers. Unless those who have been trained enter and remain in the profession for a period of several years, the shortage of qualified teachers will prevail. As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to encourage and recognize participation in professional activities, NAAE offers the Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship.

This program is sponsored by RAM Trucks as a special project of the National FFA Foundation

Region I
  • Chelcee Mansfield, OR
  • Kristin Niehenke, WA
  • Denise O'Toole, NV
  • Darla Sheppard, WA
  • Danielle Hillberry, ID
  • Melissa Mack, MT
  • Shane Stender, MT
  • Hailey Bass, UT
  • Kristina Gowans, UT
Region II
  • Nicole Beirne, AR
  • Brittney Wright, CO
  • Jacqueline Gabbert, KS
  • Kalynn Baldock, NM
  • Mason Jones, OK
Region III
  • Juliana Batie, ND
  • Kami Johnston, ND
  • Siera Meyer, NE
  • Sarah Paisley, NE
  • Dawn Mausser, IA
  • Lindsey Brown, MN
  • Marie Jaacks, SD
  • Amie Stillman, WI
Region IV
  • Katie Black, OH
  • Rebecca O'Farrell, IN
  • Douglas Nelson, IL
  • Bryan Schullian, IL
  • Kimberly Self, IN
  • Renee Wangler, MI
  • Katie Harvey, MO
  • Nathan Scheiderer, MO
  • Maria Homan, OH
Region V
  • Caroline Tucker, TN
  • Tiffany Parish, FL
  • Amie Imler, FL
  • Michael Barnes, GA
  • Kristy Camp, MS
  • Courtney Myers, MS
  • Wil Baxley, NC
  • Olivia Watson, NC
  • Jason Gore, SC
  • Jesse Miskelly, SC
Region VI
  • Kaylie Ackerley, NY
  • Julia Hudyncia, NY
  • Christy Kerr, VA
  • Michael Kingsbury, CT
  • Brynn Mulvihill, DE
  • Sara Seiser, MD
  • Philip Haussener, PA
  • Cindy Green. VA
  • Ashley Butler, WV

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Ford NAAE will recognize retired NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with Lifetime Achievement Award.

This program is sponsored by Ford as a special project of the National FFA Foundation

Region I Kevin Fochs, MT
Region II Gerald Young, TX
Region III Lavern Georgson, WI
Region IV Norman Rohrbach, MO
Region V Gary Minyard, GA
Region VI Richard Strangeway, NY

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Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of National Geographic Learning | Delmar Cengage Learning and proceeds from the ticket raffle at the NAAE convention, NAAE awarded scholarships to students who are majoring in agricultural education and who will be completing their student teaching in fall 2013 or spring 2014 semesters.

This program is sponsored by National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning

Click the recipient's name below for a news release.

Sara Colombe South Dakota State University
Katelyn Dei University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Jacob Dickey University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Samantha Fisher New Mexico State University
Amanda Forstater The Pennsylvania State University
Hannah Homansky University of Georgia
Skylar Kraemer University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Emelia Kratz Purdue University
Stacey Kunde University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Erica Lamers University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Cody Rakes University of Kentucky
Emily Rudder Colorado State University
Kinzie Selke Kansas State University
Lee Stewart Oklahoma State University
Katelyn Vincent Kansas State University

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