ATLANTA (July 28, 2017) | Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa) was recently named the Outstanding Service Award winner by the Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (GVATA) at their Summer Leadership Conference. He was also named the Region V national award winner by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) and will be formally presented with the award at the NAAE national conference in December.
“I am humbled and honored to be chosen as the recipient of this award and thankful for GVATA and NAAE’s commitment to promoting and supporting excellence in agriculture education,” said Sen. Wilkinson. “As a former agriculture educator myself, I know first-hand the resources these associations provide for agriculture educators across Georgia and the United States. Agriculture is an integral part of Georgia’s past, present and future, and I look forward to working with both the GVATA and NAAE to continually support agricultural education in any way I can. ”
The Outstanding Service Award recognizes current and retired GVATA and/or NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with the Outstanding Service Citation.
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For Immediate Release:
July 28, 2017
Elisabeth Fletcher, Communications Specialist