Awards

NAAE: 2018 Award Winners

*News releases about each award winner will be issued after the award is presented at the 2018 NAAE Convention.

Outstanding Early Career Teacher

John Deere The Outstanding Early Career Teacher Award is a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to recognize their participation in professional activities.

This program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Early Career Teacher award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Lauren Peterson

Katelyn Titus, CA

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Region II

Cameron Dale

Lauren Emerson, LA

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Region III

Rebekah Haddad

Tyler Warren, MN

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Region IV

Ellen Amos

Bryan Schullian, IL

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Region V

Sarah Nerswick

Jillian Ford, NC

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Region VI

Rebecca Sheahan

Meagan Slates, PA

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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.

The Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher Award is sponsored by Caterpillar, Inc. and Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Tamara Whitcomb

Wes Crawford, OR

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Region II

Jonathan Holloway

Carolyn Piguet, OK

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Region III

Russ Swanson

Neil Pearson, MN

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Region IV

Stephanie Jolliff

Tamara Hyatt, MI

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Region V

Jason Bullock

Matthew Dettloff, FL

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Region VI

Teresa Lindberg

Holly Hufford, DE

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Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program

A 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 Bayer as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education Program award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Santa Maria High School

Clovis East High School, CA

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Region II

Stratton High School

Royal Valley High School, KS

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Region III

Martin County West High School

York High School, NE

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Region IV

Hopkins Public School

North Huron School, MI

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Region V

Turkey Creek Middle School

Bagley Middle School, GA

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Region VI

Tri-Valley Central School

Wamogo High School, CT

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Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program

The Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program award recognizes exemplary 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.

The Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program award is sponsored by
Bayer as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I UA Cossatot University of Idaho, ID Press Release
Region II UA Cossatot Aims Community College, CO Press Release

Region III

UA Cossatot

Northland Community & Technical College, MN

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Region IV

Joliet Junior College

Lake Land Community College, IL

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Region V

Toombs County Young Farmers

Wayne County Young Farmers Program, GA

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Region VI

BBV Young Farmers

The Pennsylvania State University, PA

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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. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Teacher Mentor award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Kristin Kostman

Elaine Lewis, WA

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Region II

Lance Jagers

Marty Coulson, OK

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Region III

Wes Anderson

Jamie Propson, WI

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Region IV

Jonathan Hoer

John Poulson, OH

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Region V

Danielle Johnson

Dr. Phil Fravel, SC

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Region VI

Douglas Brown

Sherry Heishman, VA

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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.

This program is sponsored by National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Ideas Unlimited award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Cameron Dale

Bridget Goodner, AZ

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Region II

Cameron Dale

Samantha Reese, CO

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Region III

Glen Schraufnagel

Nikki Fideldy-Doll, ND

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Region IV

Brian Welch

Mike Keilholz, MO

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Region V

Jonathan Hardeman

Brandi Baade, GA

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Region VI

Darla Romberger

Melvin Phelps, NY

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Lifetime Achievement

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. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Tom Parker

Jim Summers, ID

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Region II

Patrick Breeding

Kent Boggs, OK

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Region III

Ronald Von Glahn

Dan Kvalheim, WI

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Region IV

Thomas Kremer

Harold Eckler, MO

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Region V

Jill Shrum

Dr. Gary Moore, NC

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Region VI

B.H. Griffin

Terrie Shank, MD

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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. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Cooperation award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I Merie Linegar Eugene & Shawn Smith, Culvers, ID Press Release
Region II Thad Doye Dr. Catherine Shoulders, AR Press Release
Region III Ginny Karbowski Kevin Dahlman, MN Press Release
Region IV Mike Massie Richard Roller, MO
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Region V A.Thoron Georgia FFA Foundation, GA Press Release
Region VI Picture Not Available Ron Saacke, VA Press Release

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Outstanding Service Citation

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 Goodheart-Willcox. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Outstanding Service Citation award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Phil Renz

Dr. James Connors, ID

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Region II

Charles Arthur

James Cannon, AR

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Region III

Craig McEnany

David Black, KY

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Region IV

Greg Curlin

Scott Johnson, IN

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Region V

Sen. John Wilkinson

Dr. Jim Flowers, NC

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Region VI

Krista Pontius

Joseph Linthicum, MD

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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. Follow this link for pictures of the 2018 Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship recipients at NAAE Convention.

Region I Cody Beus, AK Press Release
Brody McGuire, AZ Press Release
Nicole Borba, CA Press Release
Samuel Hoffman, ID Press Release
Lindsey Harper, MT Press Release
Charmi Pommerening, NV Press Release
Krysta Sprague, OR Press Release
Niccole Morfin, UT Press Release
Austin Baker, WA Press Release
Liz Thoman, WY Press Release
   
Region II Brittany Cockreham, CO Press Release
Anthony Meals, KS Press Release
Haley Ellett, NM Press Release
Amber Yandell, OK Press Release
   
Region III Jennifer Westphal, IA Press Release
Elizabeth Johnson, MN Press Release
Tanasha Wanner, ND Press Release
Vicky Armstrong, NE Press Release
Sarah Colombe, SD Press Release
Stacey Kunde, WI Press Release
   
Region IV Riley Hintzsche, IL Press Release
Shelbi Louck, IN Press Release
Ashley Rogers, KY Press Release
Casie Forbush, MI Press Release
Alicia Asher, MO Press Release
Erin Wollett, OH Press Release
   
Region V Amanda Forstater, FL Press Release
Callie Kendrick, GA Press Release
Mary Lett, MS Press Release
Caroline Tart, NC Press Release
Desiree Still, SC Press Release
Brittany Davis, TN Press Release
   
Region VI Karolyn Jordan, CT Press Release
Quinn Cashell, MD Press Release
Jenny Allen, NJ Press Release
Kathryn McMichael, PA Press Release
Eric Rotondo, RI Press Release
William Metzler, VA Press Release
Zachary Tennant, WV Press Release
   

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Upper Division Ag Education Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Growth Energy and National Geographic Leaning | 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 the fall 2018 or spring 2019 semesters.


This program is sponsored by Growth Energy, Herman & Bobbie Wilson, and National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning

 

Lisa Boltz Pennsylvania State University Press Release
Bailey Crowder Purdue University Press Release
Alice Cox Clemson University Press Release
Madelyne Easley Louisiana State University Press Release
Hannah Eckblad University of Wisconsin-River Falls Press Release
Jennifer Herman University of Wisconsin-River Falls Press Release
Victoria Herr Pennsylvania State University Press Release
Jordan Johns University of Illinois Press Release
Brianna Lammers Purdue University Press Release
Sarah Lesemann University of Tennessee-Martin Press Release
Chad Lewis University of Tennessee-Martin Press Release
Cody McClain Ohio State University Press Release
Adam Rosentreter University of Illinois Press Release
Ryan Rupert Pennsylvania State University Press Release
Elisa Russ Iowa State University Press Release
Kelly Susa University of Wisconsin-River Falls Press Release
Joshua Toft Montana State University Press Release
Victoria Ulrey Washington State University Press Release
Megan Whited Washington State University Press Release

 


 

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