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.

Region I

Lauren Peterson

Katelyn Titus, CA

Region II

Cameron Dale

Lauren Emerson, LA

Region III

Rebekah Haddad

Tyler Warren, MN

Region IV

Ellen Amos

Bryan Schullian, IL

Region V

Sarah Nerswick

Jillian Ford, NC

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.

Region I

Tamara Whitcomb

Wes Crawford, OR

Region II

Jonathan Holloway

Carolyn Piguet, OK

Region III

Russ Swanson

Neil Pearson, MN

Region IV

Stephanie Jolliff

Tamara Hyatt, MI

Region V

Jason Bullock

Matthew Dettloff, FL

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 Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Region I

Santa Maria High School

Clovis East High School, CA

Region II

Stratton High School

Royal Valley High School, KS

Region III

Martin County West High School

York High School, NE

Region IV

Hopkins Public School

North Huron School, MI

Region V

Turkey Creek Middle School

Bagley Middle School, GA

Region VI

Tri-Valley Central School

Wamogo High School, CT

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Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program

MonsantoThe 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 Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

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

Region III

UA Cossatot

Northland Community & Technical College, MN

Region IV

Joliet Junior College

Lake Land Community College, IL

Region V

Toombs County Young Farmers

Wayne County Young Farmers Program, GA

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.

Region I

Kristin Kostman

Elaine Lewis, WA

Region II

Lance Jagers

Marty Coulson, OK

Region III

Wes Anderson

Jamie Propson, WI

Region IV

Jonathan Hoer

John Poulson, OH

Region V

Danielle Johnson

Dr. Phil Fravel, SC

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.

Region I

Cameron Dale

Bridget Goodner, AZ

Region II

Cameron Dale

Samantha Reese, CO

Region III

Glen Schraufnagel

Nikki Fideldy-Doll, ND

Region IV

Brian Welch

Mike Keilholz, MO

Region V

Jonathan Hardeman

Brandi Baade, GA

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.

Region I

Tom Parker

Jim Summers, ID

Region II

Patrick Breeding

Kent Boggs, OK

Region III

Ronald Von Glahn

Dan Kvalheim, WI

Region IV

Thomas Kremer

Harold Eckler, MO

Region V

Jill Shrum

Dr. Gary Moore, NC

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.

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

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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.

Region I

Phil Renz

Dr. James Connors, ID

Region II

Charles Arthur

James Cannon, AR

Region III

Craig McEnany

David Black, KY

 

Region IV

Greg Curlin

Scott Johnson, IN

 

Region V

Sen. John Wilkinson

Dr. Jim Flowers, NC

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.

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

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

 


 

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