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TEACHER OF THE YEAR
   
These teachers were named National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year

2006 - Alan Weintraut, Annandale High School, Annandale, Virginia

On the First Amendment: Students must be made aware of the First Amendment and its limitations, but also to remember that they are stewards and gatekeepers of information in their community. Inherent . . . is their responsibility to promote the common good and to help readers understand their world more clearly.

On Journalistic Ethics: My students are well aware of the Jayson Blairs and Janet Cookes of the world, but they also know not to drag and drop a picture from the Internet onto their newspaper pages without written consent or applying the rules of Fair Comment.

2005 - Linda Ballew, Great Falls High School, Great Falls, Montana

2004 - Brenda Gorsuch, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, North Carolina

2003 - Beth Fitts, Oxford High School, Oxford, Mississippi

2002 - Donald Bott, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Stockton, California

2001 - Terry M. Nelson, Muncie Central High School, Muncie, Indiana

2000 - Robin Gibson Sawyer, Manteo High School, Manteo, North Carolina

1999 - Randy Glen Swikle, Johnsburg High School, Johnsburg, Illinois

1998 - Kathleen Zwiebel, Pottsville Area High School, Pottsville, Pennsylvania

1997 - C. Dow Tate, Hillcrest High School, Dallas, Texas

1996 - Merle Dieleman, Pleasant Valley Community High School, Pleasant Valley, Iowa

1995 - Pat S. Graff, LaCueva High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1994 - Nick Ferentinos, Homestead High School, Cupertino, California

1993 - Jack Kennedy, City High School, Iowa City, Iowa

1992 - Gloria Grove Olman, Utica High School, Utica, Michigan

1991 - Carol Lange, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia

1990 - Steve O'Donoghue, John C. Fremont High School, Media Academy, Oakland, California

1989 - Candace Perkins Bowen, St. Charles High School, St. Charles, Illinois

1988 - Robert L. Button, Grosse Point South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

1987 - John Cutsinger, Westlake High School, Austin, Texas
Jack Harkrider, Anderson High School, Austin, Texas

1986 - Alyce Culpepper, South Plantation High School, Plantation, Florida

1985 - George Taylor, Tamaqua Area High School, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

1984 - Rod Vahl,* Central High School, Davenport, Iowa

1983 - John Bowen, Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Ohio

1982 - Homer Hall, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Missouri

1981 - Wayne Brasler, University High School, Chicago

1980 - Dr. Regis Boyle, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, Maryland

1979 - Jackie Engel,* McPherson High School, McPherson, Kan.

1978 - Col. Charles Savedge,* Augusta Military Academy, Fort Defiance, Virginia

1977 - Ron Clemons, Truman High School, Independence, Missouri

1976 - William Steinecke, Jr.,* Frontier Regional School, South Deerfield, Massachusetts

1975 - Christina Beeson Bailey,* Colton High School, Colton, California

1974 - Randy Stano, A.N. McCallum High School, Austin, Texas

1973 - Ronnie Hayes, Lewiston High School, Lewiston, Idaho

1972 - J. Brent Norlem, Brooklyn Center High School, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

1971 - Ann Heintz,* St. Mary Center for Learning, Chicago

1970 - Elaine Pritchett, Memorial Senior High School, Houston, Texas

1969 - Virginia Woodring,* School District of Springfield, Missouri

1968 - Ruth Marie Griggs, Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis, Indiana

1967 - Mary Benedict,* Arlington High School, Indianapolis, Indiana

1966 - Ralph Chavez, Thomas Jefferson High School, El Paso, Texas

1965 - Dorry Coppoletta, Oakland Technical High School, Oakland, California

1964 - Jim Powell, Carlsbad Senior High School, Carlsbad, New Mexico

1963 - Opal Eckert, Maryville High School, Maryville, Missouri

1962 - Dorothy Greer,* Topeka High School, Topeka, Kansas

1961 - Anthony L. Cassen,* Blair Academy, Blairstown, New Jersey

1960 - Dr. William Nolan, Harry Ellis High School, Richmond, California


*deceased


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