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Medal of Merit Award

About the Award

Medals of Merit are given to JEA members who have made significant contributions to scholastic journalism. JEA members are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals. Several awards may be presented each year.

In evaluating nominees, the Awards Committee will consider service to the national JEA, to other national organizations, to state and local organizations, and to scholastic journalism. The committee may select multiple recipients each year.

Nominations

Please fill out this form to nominate an individual for the Medal of Merit award. Nominations are due July 15.

Recipients

2016
Susan Gregory, MJE
Jim McGonnell
Sue Skalicky, MJE
Nancy Y. Smith, MJE
Stan Zoller, MJE

2015
Don Bott
Deanne Heinen Brown
Linda P. Evanchyk, MJE
Brenda W. Gorsuch, MJE

2014
Mitch Eden, MJE
Joe Humphrey, MJE
Valerie P. Kibler, CJE

2013
Carrie Faust, MJE
Karen Flowers, CJE
Kim Green, MJE
Cindy Todd

2012
Vincent DeMiero
Mary Kay Downes, MJE
Peggy Gregory, CJE

2011
Jan Kohls

2010
Mark Newton, MJE
Sarah J. Nichols, MJE
Marie Parsons

2009
Michele M. Dunaway, MJE
Tom Gayda, MJE
Charla A. Harris
Janet B. Levin, MJE

2008
Janet Ewell
Casey Nichols
Rebecca Tate
C. Dow Tate

2007
Linda Drake
Sandra Jacoby
Kristi Rathbun
Kathy Schrier
Tracy A. Sena
Becky Sipos

2006
Susan Nellson Baird
Deb Buttleman Malcolm
Leslie Nicholas
Tom Winski
Kathleen Zwiebel

2005
Bob Bair
Steve Gardiner
Steve Matson
Randy Swikle
James Tidwell

2004
John Cutsinger
Robert Greenman
Gary Lundgren
Dave Massy
Walt Snover
Mike Taylor

2003
Cathie Parks
Alyce Stanwood
Norma Kneese
Jack Kennedy

2002
Bobby Hawthorne
Mark Murray
Ann Visser

2001
Michael Dunlap
Barbara Flanagan

2000
Kathy Daly
Tony Gomez
Ellen Kersey

1999
Jane Blystone
Arnetta Garcin
Mary Noble
Patti Shannon

1998
Diane Honda

1997
Kay Phillips

1996
Sylvia Daughtry
Carla Harris
Susan Komandosky
Andrea Newcomer-Henderson
Bradley Wilson

1995
Nick Ferentinos
Betty Morton
Marie Myers
Jim Shuman

1994
Sharon Gentry
Pat Graff
Susan Massy
Sarah Ortman
Darla Jones Tresner

1993
Judy Babb
Barbara Hines
Cheryl Pell
Lorraine Reuther

1992
Kathy Craghead
Julie Dodd
Michael J Fox

1991
Mary Arnold
Carol Lange
Rob Melton

1990
Jim Jordan
Wayna Polk
Fern Valentine

1989
Mike Brown
V LaVerne Forest
Linda Mook

1988
Gloria Olman
Steve O’Donoghue

1987
Jack Dvorak
Ed Galdrikian
Sister Rita Jeanne, FSPA
Marilyn Weaver

1986
Howard Emerson
David Weisenburger
Nancy Hall

1985
Lunelle Flannery
Candy Perkins
Bruce Watterson
John Wheeler

1984
Opal Heatherly
Jack Wilson

1983
Howard Spanogle

1982
Bill Fletchner
Andrea Cano
Pam Langley

1981
John Bowen
Barbara Mantooth
Rod Vahl

1980
Erin Alexander
Dorothy Hallaian
Susan Hathaway
Betty Stanley
Hilda Walker
Marjorie Wilson

1979
John Butler
Gary Daloyan
Lois Elda Larson
Dick Lloyd
Tom Rolnicki
Paula Schumacher
Mike Wiener

1978
Marge Bue
Carol Hallenbeck
Larry Lain
Linda S Puntney

1977
Wayne Field
Ron Hayes
Margaret Johnston
James Matthews

1976
Nancy Green
Sharon Hallberg
Ferne Hoeft
Ruth Slade

1975
Marj Donoghue
Sam Feldman
Homer Hall
Sharon Murphy

1974
Emily Disen
Neil Guyette
Richard Johns

1973
Fran Bock
Gil Chesterton
Dorothy McPhillips
Bruce Minteer
Don Powell
Ray Schoenfield

1972
John Donnelly
Wallace Gray
Ella Hoffman
Willird Mohn
James Ray
Mary Youngdahl

1971
Dorothy Crain
Dorothy MacDonald
Roberta Mace
Minnie McGee
Charles Savedge

1970
Mary A Bailey
Mary Benedict
Edna H Fisher
Jane Hall Gable
Marjorie Lazarus
Richard Petrie
Sophia Purcell
Alyce R Sheetz
Ted Tajima
Laurence Wendt
Jessie Wright

1969
Ernest Anderson
Christina Beeson
Harold Cantor
Margaret Cash
Alice Gill
Newell Huckaby
Elizabeth Hurley
Kathleen Keilman
Viola Leh
Forrest Martin
Roberta Fry Smith
Joanna Zander

1968
Regis Boyle
Sarah Campbell
Eleanor Davis
Sarah Greer
Mays Boswell Hunter
Kathleen Jorgenson
Kay Keefe
Maxine Wiseman

1967
Katherine Cooper
Mattie G Crump
Helen Morganti
John A Munski
Lorraine Norman
GO Watso
Anne White
Virginia Woodring

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