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ACTE Announces Region III Excellence Award Winners, National Award Finalists


June 20, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Region III Excellence Awards:

ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year-Larry Plapp from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

ACTE Region III Career Guidance Award, sponsored by Kuder, Inc.-Sandra Kay Fabian from St. Cloud, Minnesota

ACTE Region III Administrator of the Year-Peggy Miller from Monmouth, Illinois

ACTE Region III Postsecondary Teacher of the Year-Jodee Werkheiser from Moline, Illinois

ACTE Region III New Teacher of the Year-Lisa Oellerich from Scales Mound, Illinois

ACTE Region III Carl Perkins Community Service Award-Eric Weuve from Council Bluffs, Iowa

ACTE Region III Lifetime Achievement Award-Gary Hutchinson from Darien, Illinois

The Region winners were announced at an awards ceremony during the ACTE Region III conference in Rochester, Minnesota on June 19, 2014. Region winners were selected from among state award winners in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  

The ACTE Excellence Awards promote merit in career and technical education by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to CTE, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand CTE programs. Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to ACTE: they embody the core values of serving students and being committed to CTE. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, please click here

The Region III winners will progress as national finalists in their categories. The national winners will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country, which will take place on Wednesday evening, November 19, during ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information about the 2014 Awards Banquet, please click here.

About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation's largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.


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