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Golden Owl Honorees

Honoring Ohio’s Ag Educator of the Year

During December and January, 10 agricultural educators are being named as Golden Owl Award finalists in surprise ceremonies throughout the state.

Presented by Nationwide, Ohio FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau, the Golden Owl Award honors educators for their outstanding contributions in helping future agricultural leaders.

Nominations were accepted through November 2018. The 10 teachers who have been selected as Golden Owl honorees receive a $500 prize and entrance into the final selection stage. One honoree then will be chosen for the grand prize, the Golden Owl Award and $3,000.

The Golden Owl Award winner will be announced in April.

NOTE: This post will be updated as the finalists are announced.

Congratulations to the finalists:

Dave Stiles, Indian Valley High

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Pictured: Nationwide Sponsor Relations Account Executive Shawnda Vega, OFBF Organization Director Michele Specht, Indian Valley High FFA President Clayton Sprowl, finalist Dave Stiles, Nationwide Agent Don Kemp, Indian Valley High Principal Robert Clark and Alyssa Bregel FFA State Supervisor/Ohio Department of Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Conway, Bowling Green High School 

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Stephanie Conway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Poulson, Pettisville High School 

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John Poulson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Eisenhauer, Shelby High School 

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Randy Eisenhauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erin Wollett, Cardington-Lincoln High School 

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Erin Wollett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Spahr, Greene County Career Center 

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Michael Spahr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Holton, East Knox Junior-Senior High School 

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Tom Holton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelby Faulkner, Ridgemont High School 

From left are Nationwide's Shawnda Vega, Genny Haun from Ohio Farm Bureau, honoree Shelby Faulkner, Jessica Parrish of Ohio FFA, Nationwide agent Beryl Rogers Dudek and Principal Erica Okeeffee.
Pictured are Nationwide Sponsor Relations Account Executive Shawnda Vega, Hardin County Farm Bureau Trustee Genny Haun, honoree Shelby Faulkner, Jessica Parrish of Ohio FFA, Nationwide agent Beryl Rogers Dudek and Principal Erica Okeeffee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holly Jennings, Felicity-Franklin High School 

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Holly Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katrina Swinehart, Central State University

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John Henry, Central State University – Dir of Ag Education; Shawnda Vega, Nationwide – Sponsor Relations; Devin Fuhrman, Nationwide – VP Sponsor Relations; honoree Katrina Swinehart; Ashley Rose, OFBF; Alyssa Bregel, Ohio FFA; Tim Hicks, OFBF