District Recognition 2020
This page highlights national awards available to district leadership and the most recent winners.
Bronze, Silver, Gold District Chair Awards
Each year, the top district and district chair based on chapter strength are awarded 8 units, the next three receive 4 units, and the next nine receive 2 units. All others receive 1 unit. Chairs accumulate units, and when a chair has accumulated 4 units they are given bronze, 6 units they are given silver, and 8 units they are given gold.
Reed Niemi, Big Valley (CA)
Heath Martin, California Coast
David Watkins, Carver-Truman (MO)
Meg Howell, Arizona
Martha Benham, Colorado
Kerry Bocko, Iroquois (NY)
Susan Anderson, North Dakota Roughrider
Travis Dahle, Rushmore (SD)
Matt Good, Show Me (MO)
Jay Stubbs, South Texas
Michael Patterson, West Oklahoma
Tim Baldwin, Heart of America (MO)
Bill Fleming, Illini (IL)
Terence Abad, San Fran Bay (CA)
Charles Donovan, Chesapeake (MD)
Dario Camara, Florida Manatee
Clif Davis, Idaho Mountain River
Toni Heimes, Nebraska
Brent DeCracker, Puget Sound (WA)
Stephanie King, Southern Wisconsin
Tanya Roundy, Sundance (UT)
Crawford Leavoy, Tarheel East (NC)
Craig Edgerton, Virginia
Irene Gardea, West Texas
District Leader Commendations
These awards recognize non-chair committee members in your district! Chairs usually nominate leaders for their outstanding service and contributions to the community. The National Office evaluates those nominations for awards.
Richard Glover from Arizona – for excellence in developing district programs and resources
Rachel Mauchline from Arkansas – for excellence in Tabroom support and judge recruitment
Robert Shepard from Texas – for overall service to the Lone Star district
Aarron Schurevich from Nebraska – for excellence in understanding technology and policy
Chasity Hance from Missouri – for excellence in leadership
Sarah French from Colorado – for excellence in developing district programs and resources
Brandon Johnson from Oregon – for excellence in developing district programs and resources
Carrie Baker from Wisconsin – for excellence in providing district membership and engagement support
Julie Schniers from Texas – for excellence in district communications/publicity
Steven Dubois from Kansas – for excellence in developing district programs and resources
District Growth Award
This goes to the district(s) which has added the most new schools in the season.
2020 Winner – Most New Schools: Virginia – Craig Edgerton – 14 new schools
2020 Winner – Most New Schools: Southern California – Gregg Osborn – 14 new schools
2020 Winner – Highest Percentage Growth: San Fran Bay – Terence Abad – 67% increase in active schools
District Charter Award
This to the district(s) which have chartered the most schools in the season.
2020 Winners: Yellow Rose Texas – Chris Mosmeyer
District Degrees Award For Most New Degrees
This goes to the district with the most number of new degrees in the season.
2020 Winner: California Coast – Heath Martin, Chair – 1662 New Degrees
2020 Winner: Greater Illinois – Adam Jenkins – 25% growth
Nationals Participation Award (Most Schools In Attendance)
This goes to the district(s) with the most number of school in attendance at the National Tournament.
2020 Winner: Arizona District – Meg Howell-Haymaker, Chair – 21 Schools (tie)
2020 Winner: West Los Angeles District – Iain Lampert, Chair – 21 Schools (tie)
Nationals Participation Award (Percentage of Schools In Attendance)
This goes to the district(s) with the highest percentage of schools attending the National Tournament from their district.
2020 Winner: Three Trails District (KS) – Richard Belske, Chair – 83%
Best Chair Communications
Given to the chair whose efforts in informing and motivating their district leadership are exemplary to others.
2020 Winner: Rachel Page, Kentucky District
Best New Chair
Given to an outstanding chair in their first year of service.
2020 Winner: Hannah Flake, New Mexico District
Chair of the Year
Given to the chair whose work best exemplified the role.
2020 Winner: Frank Rivera, Heart of Texas
Ralph E. Carey Award for Distinguished Career Service
Given to the chair whose career in district leadership exemplifies the role.
2020 Winner: Matt Good, Show Me District