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Each Year the GVATA encourages members to nominate their fellow teachers to participate in the GVATA / NAAE Awards Program.  Below is the list of past winners. These outstanding members will represent our State at the NAAE Convention as they compete for the National awards.

2017 GVATA / NAAE Awards      
Congratulations to the following GVATA Award Winners. These individuals and programs will be recognized at the 2017 GVATA Summer Leadership Conference and move on to regional judging at NAAE.

Outstanding Teacher Kasey Jackson, West Laurens High School
Outstanding Secondary Program ECI (Emanuel County Institute), Tori Meadows
Outstanding Post-Secondary Program Toombs County Young Farmers, Joey Montford
Outstanding Young Member Sarah Nerswick, Cambridge High School
Teachers Turn the Key Brandi Baade, Pike County High School
Outstanding State Staff Member Christa Steinkamp
Outstanding Cooperation Award Georgia EMCs
Outstanding Service Citation Senator John Wilkinson
Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. DJ Sheppard
  

2016 GVATA Award Winners      
Congratulations to the following GVATA Award Winners. These individuals and programs will be recognized at the 2016 GVATA Summer Leadership Conference and move on to regional judging at NAAE.

Outstanding Teacher Nelson McCracken, Bagley Middle School
Outstanding Secondary Program Miller County High School, Kitty Bodiford
Outstanding Post-Secondary Program Murray County Young Farmer
Outstanding Young Member Adrienne Smith, Colquitt High School
Ideas Unlimited Myria Shipman, Islands High School
Teachers Turn the Key Hannah Elrick, Effingham County High School

2015 GVATA Award Winners      
Congratulations to the following GVATA Award Winners. These individuals and programs will now move on to regional judging at NAAE. Visit the Georgia AG Ed Photo Gallery to see pictures of the 2015 GVATA Award winners and to see snapshots of the 2015 GVATA Summer Conference.  

Outstanding Teacher Bryant Oliver, Wheeler County High School
Outstanding Young Member Brandon Ray - LaFayette High School
Teachers Turn the Key Adrienne Smith - Colquitt County High School
Ideas Unlimited Nancy Sell - Screven County High
Outstanding Agriculture Program Veterans High - Clay Walker & Jeff Wilson
Outstanding Post Secondary Program Miller County Young Farmers
Outstanding State Staff Member Dr. Lynn Barber, South Region Director
 

2014 GVATA / NAAE Award Winners      

Congratulations to the following GVATA Award Winners. These individuals and programs will be recognized at the 2014 GVATA Summer Leadership Conference and move on to regional judging at NAAE.

Outstanding Young Member                 Clay Walker
Outstanding Teacher                         Richard Gill
Teacher Mentor                                   Richard Gill
Teachers Turn the Key                       Micheal Barnes and Josh White                           
Outstanding Agriculture Program         Madison County High School                                                
Ideas Unlimited                                   Chansi Coleman
Outstanding  Post Secondary Program Gordon Co. Young Farmers
Outstanding State Staff Member  Katrina Jones 


2013 GVATA Award Winners      
Outstanding Teacher   Dr. Sara Clark 
Outstanding Young Member    Michael Gardner 
Teachers Turn the Key    Amanda Keener
Tim Griffeth
Ideas Unlimited   Taylor Brown, National Finalist
Outstanding Agriculture Program   Northside High  
Outstanding Post Secondary Program   Johnson Co. Young Farmers, National Finalist 
Outstanding State Staff Member    Ms. Martha White 

2012 GVATA / NAAE Awards      
Congratulations to the following GVATA Award Winners. These individuals and programs will be recognized at the 2012 GVATA Summer Leadership Conference and move on to regional judging at NAAE.

Outstanding Teacher Bill Waldrep, Mary Persons High School
Outstanding Secondary Program Bleckley County High, Mr. Doyle Floyd and Mr. Walt Parks
Outstanding Post-Secondary Program Effingham County Young Farmer
Outstanding Young Member Meredith Arrington, Effingham County High School
Ideas Unlimited Taylor Ginn, East Jackson High School
Teachers Turn the Key Brittany Bearden, Hahira Middle School
Outstanding State Staff Member John "Chip" Bridges
 

2011 GVATA Award Winners      
Outstanding Young Member Taylor Ginn
Outstanding Teacher Kitty Simmons
Outstanding Agriculture Program Southeast Bulloch
Outstanding Adult Ag Ed Program Houston County Young Farmers
Ideas Unlimited Joe Green
Teachers Turn the Key Meredith Arrington
Allen Nasworthy
Outstanding State Staff Member Ben Lastly
 

2009 GVATA Award Winners      
Outstanding Middle/Secondary Program    Gary Minyard
Cale Watkins
Owen Thomason 
Outstanding Teacher   Gary Minyard
Outstanding Post Secondary/Adult Program   Dr. Freddie Waltz 
Ideas Unlimited   Joe Green
Turn the Key   Trisha Lastly
Outstanding Young Member   Brittany Neff

   
   
 
     
 
   
 
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