Awards

NAAE: 2019 Award Winners

*News releases about each award winner will be issued after the award is presented at the 2019 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 2019 Outstanding Early Career Teacher award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Alan Willmore, ID

Region II

Anthony Meals, KS

Region III

Kirby Schmidt, MN

Region IV

MaryAnn Boro, MO

Region V

Mary Lett, MS

Region VI

Matthew Sweeney, NY

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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 2019 Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Marc Beitia, ID

Region II

Rockie Ernst, CO

Region III

Alan Spencer, IA

Region IV

Brittany Kloer, IN

Region V

LuAnn Carey, TN

Region VI

Deborah Fletcher, NY

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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 2019 Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Union High School, OR

Region II

Stillwater High School, OK

Region III

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winstead High School, MN

Region IV

Montgomery County R-II High School, MO

Region V

Henry County High School, TN

Region VI

Appomattox County High School, VA

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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 2019 Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region II Kansas State University, KS

Region III

Chippewa Valley Technical College, WI

Region IV

Lincoln Land Community College, IL

Region V

Tastefully Local, Nation Ford High School, SC

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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 2019 Teacher Mentor award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Bibiana Gifft, OR

Region II

Todd Everhart, CO

Region III

Troy Talford, WI

Region IV

Gary Ochs, IL

Region V

Frank Flanders, GA

Region VI

Robin McLean, NJ

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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. Follow this link for pictures of the 2019 Ideas Unlimited award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Chance Crain, NV

Region II

Jerry Schmidt, KS

Region III

Nikki Fideldy-Doll, ND

Region IV

Thomas Poole, KY

Region V

Robert Bollier, SC

Region VI

Tara Berescik, 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 2019 Lifetime Achievement award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Sue Poland, ID

Region II

John Wayne Stricklin, OK

Region III

Craig A. McEnany, IA

Region IV

Lucille Shaw, IL

Region V

Dr. Jim L. Flowers, NC

Region VI

Deb Seibert, PA

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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 2019 Outstanding Cooperation award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I Chad Marriott, UT
Region II W-W Livestock Systems, OK
Region III Farm Credit Services of North Dakota, ND
Region IV Dean Dittmar, IL
Region V Sunbelt Ag Expo, GA
Region VI Pennsylvania FFA Alumni, PA

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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 2019 Outstanding Service Citation award winners at NAAE Convention.

Region I

Steve Wilder, ID

Region II

Hals Beard, LA

 

Region III

Glenda Crook, WI

 

Region IV

Scott Stone, MO

 

Region V

Dr. Dennis "DJ" Sheppard, GA

Region VI

Naomi Knight, MD

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CASE Model School Award

The CASE Model School Award recognizes a school whose CASE certified teacher presents CASE in its truest form and offers a structure sequence of CASE courses. Follow this link for pictures of the 2019 CASE Model School award winners at NAAE Convention.

Goldendale High School, WA, Joshua and Randi Krieg

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CASE Innovation Award

The CASE Innovation Award highlights a creative classroom and teaching approach as CASE certified teachers implement and promote CASE. Follow this link for pictures of the 2019 CASE Innovation award winners at NAAE Convention.

Bibiana Gifft, OR

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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 2019 Teachers Turn the Key participants at NAAE Convention.

Region I Brooklyn Bush, OR
Rebecca Glocknitzer, NV
Isaiah Govea, AZ
Taylor Haley, WY
Cassie Joiner, UT
Ken Kozuma, HI
Cassaundra Tintzman, MT
Katie Wells, ID

Region II Arika Haresnape, KS
Bailey Kliewer, OK

Region III Kevin Anderson, IA
Katelyn Dei, WI
Andrew Jensen, SD
Lisa Orren, MN
Cassidy Ziesch, ND

Region IV Nathaniel Birkhimer, OH
Shelby Britton, IN
Cameron Earlywine, KY
Carson Letot, MI
Samantha Strodtman, MO
Trenton Taber, IL

Region V Victoria Cardea, NC
Hope Carter, GA
Justin Hall, MS
Gina Stewart, TN
Benjamin Teal, SC
Kaitlin Van Heusen, FL

Region VI Matthew DiTizio, NJ
Erika Edwards, MD
Mary-Elizabeth Foote, NY
Rachel Holden, CT
Sarah Jones, VA
Katherine Ranck, PA
Caitlin Walton, DE

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Upper Division Ag Education Scholarship Recipients


Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Growth Energy and National Geographic Leaning | Cengage 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 2019 or spring 2020 semesters.

This program is sponsored by Growth Energy and National Geographic Learning | Cengage

Erica Baier Iowa State University
Jenna Rae Baker University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Harley Ann Braun University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Zachary Kyle Callaghan Kansas State University
Mary "Katie" Catherine Crump University of Kentucky
Kendra Ann Flood Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Leah D. Hefty Purdue University
Kade Teague Hill University of Illinois
Leah Jacobs Purdue University
Michael Thomas Jaquez California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
James Alton Johnson University of Mount Olive
Samantha Jo Ludlam Michigan State University
Laura Jean Mincks Iowa State University
Whitney Ann Mount West Texas A & M University
Rebekka Lee Paskewitz South Dakota State University
MaKayla Anne Rose Morehead State University
Sarah Elizabeth Swain University of Mount Olive
Jacob Charles Timm University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Mary M. Wurzbach Pennsylvania State University
Ashley Carol Zimmerman University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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