UACTE Champion of the Year
    J. Merrill Hallam
    Nebo School District

    The Future Farmers of America (FFA) motto is: Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live and living to serve. That motto exemplifies Mr. Hallam. As a lifelong learner himself, he clearly recognizes that being an example is the best way to teach. In his many years of experience. Mr. Hallam is an advocate for Career and Technology Education (CTE); he knows the sense of satisfaction and self-worth that comes from this type of learning and wants students in Nebo School District to feel this gratification in their education. He assists the district in many ways. Mr. Hallam worked with the Board of Education, district and school administrators, as well as teachers to procure funding to build new greenhouses, an auto body facility, and renovate and build new animal raising facilities. Mr. Hallam contributed both his time and talents to re-invent these facilities while saving the district thousands of dollars. J. Merrill Hallam is the epitome of a humble man. Everyone who comes in contact with him is changed for the better.

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