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District Recognition

 

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.

2021 Winners

Tim Baldwin, Heart Of America (MO)

Paul Gaba, Florida Oceanfront

David Huston, North Texas Longhorns

Nicole Jennison, Sierra (CA)

Greg Malis, Louisiana

Heath Martin, California Coast (CA)

Christopher McDonald, Southern Minnesota

Zachary Prax, Central Minnesota

Justin Seiwell, Eastern Missouri

Eric Skoglund, East Kansas

Beth Young, Pittsburgh (PA)

Eric DiMichele, New York City

Jeremy Fitzpatrick, West Iowa

Gregg Osborn, Southern California

Michael Bassett, Northern Ohio

Irlonde Gagnon, Wind River (WY)

Megan Hagaman, West Kansas

Maryrose Kohan, Rocky Mountain-South (CO)

Frank Rivera, Heart Of Texas

Kathy Tobin, Ozark (MO)

Joseph Ugalde, East Los Angeles (CA)

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.

2021 Winners

Nate Conoly from Deep South (AL) – For Excellence in “Tabroomology” and volunteerism

Victor Jih from West Los Angeles (CA) – For Excellence in stepping above and beyond

Patrick DeMartine from Rocky Mountain – North (CO) – For Excellence in developing district programs and resources

Chris Riffer from Three Trails (KS) – For Excellence in providing district membership and engagement support

Sheridan Johnson from New Mexico – For Excellence in district communications/publicity, developing district programs and resources, providing district membership and engagement support, and championing or promoting district-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

Donna Szumila from Yellow Rose (TX) – For Excellence in providing district membership and engagement support

Rachel Billings from Sundance (UT) – Excellence in providing district membership and engagement support

Doris Sexton from Southern Wisconsin – For Excellence in providing district membership and engagement support

 

District Growth Award

This goes to the district(s) which has added the most new schools in the season.

2021 Winner – Most New Schools: Montana East – Adam Thane, Chair – 18 Schools

2021 Winner – Highest Percentage Growth: Montana East – Adam Thane, Chair – 120% growth

District Charter Award

This to the district(s) which have chartered the most schools in the season.

2021 Winner – Montana East – Adam Thane, Chair – 5 new chartered schools

District Degrees Award For Most New Degrees

This goes to the district with the most number of new degrees in the season. 

2021 Winner – California Coast – Heath Martin, chair – 2055 degrees

2021 Winner – Hudson Valley – Joseph Vaughn – 48.5% growth in degrees

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. 

2021 Winners

2021 Winner – Most Schools in Attendance – West LA (CA) – Robert Lebeda, chair

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. 

2021 Winner – Highest Percentage of Schools (tie) – Sagebrush – Christy Briggs

2021 Winner – Highest Percentage of Schools (tie) – Rushmore – Travis Dahle

Best Chair Communications

Given to the chair whose efforts in informing and motivating their district leadership are exemplary to others. 

2021 Winner – Julie Roos, Golden Desert (NV)

Best New Chair

Given to an outstanding chair in their first year of service. 

2021 Winner – Micah Everson, Magnolia (MS)

 

Chair of the Year

Given to the chair whose work best exemplified the role. 

2021 Winner – Adam Thane, Montana East

Ralph E. Carey Award for Distinguished Career Service

Given to the chair whose career in district leadership exemplifies the role. 

2021 Winner – Linda Shipley, East Oklahoma