The 2012 District and State VCE Programming Excellence Award winners are listed below. Congratulations to all!
The state winners were announced at the 2013 VESA meeting at Virginia State University. District and state award winners were presented their certificates and plaques by Ed Jones at the VESA meeting. Winners also receive monetary awards to be used for program support and/or professional development activities in the amount of $500 for district winners and $1,000 for state winners.
Abstracts of the state winning entries will be posted soon on this page. Thanks to the judges for the state awards: Martha Walker, Melissa Chase, Tonya Taylor, Theresa J. Nartea, Jason Fisher, Hermon Maclin, Linda Cole.
We encourage you to submit applications for consideration for the 2013 Awards program after the beginning of 2014.
Contact me if you have questions.
— Joe Hunnings
2012 Programming Excellence Awards
|Interdisciplinary Program||Kim Mayo, John Thompson, Ida Swenson, Steve Pence, Chuck Wright, Robbie Savage, Fluvanna County Planning Department, Fluvanna Master Gardeners||Northern and State winner||Collaboration Creates Natural Resource Preservation Awareness in Youth|
|Bonnie Tillotson, Bruce Jones, Rebecca Bruce, Tamara Arrington, Kelsey Duncan||C||Appomattox & Holiday Lake Develop Youth through Afterschool Academies at Appomattox Elementary School|
|New Initiatives||Jennifer Abel, Elenor Hodges, Barbara Englehart & Jill Barker||Northern and State winner||Energy Efficiency Education Program Helps Low Income Renters Save Money and Energy|
|Cathy Howland, Lynne Siewers, & the Powhatan Farmers Market Committee||C||Youth gain life skills through Powhatan Farmers’ Market|
|Cynthia Rowles, David Moore, Kelly Liddington and Billie Jean Elmer||SE||Southeast District New Agent Training Program|
|Program Evaluation||Bill Worrell, Scott Barrett, Brad Carico, Kem Pace, Russell Proctor, David Tolliver||Southwest and State winner||Enhancing Best Management Practices in the Logging Industry and Improving Compliance with Virginia’s Silvicultural Water Quality Law|
|Jill Garth, Kaci Daniel, & Alison Sutphin||N||Eat Well, Live Well|
|Kevin Camm, Scott Baker, Billy Hughes, Bruce Jones, Jennifer Ligon, Todd Scott||C||Hands on Learning: Improving the Central Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training|
|Program Impacts||Scott Baker, Todd Scott, Bruce Jones, Jennifer Ligon, Jamie Stowe, Taylor Clarke, Bob Jones, David Smith, Laura Siegle, Lindy Tucker, Haley McCann, Cynthia Gregg, Mike Parrish, Chris Brown||Central and State winner||Central Virginia Commodity Storage Initiative|
|Chris Drake||SE||Interactive Digital Quiz Bowl Teaches Pesticide Safety for Southampton County Private Pesticide Applicators|
|Kim Mayo, Faye Anderson, Tamika Carter, Gwen Davis||N||Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Underserved Youth|
|Program Marketing||Kaci Daniel, Jill Garth, Steve Hopkins, Sarah Weaver, Martha Thorn||Northern and State winner||From All Angles-Marketing 4-H to the Masses|
|Chris Drake||SE||Intense Marketing Efforts Greatly Increase Pesticide Container Recycling in Southampton County|