Awards Chair: Leigh Brown, email@example.com
2016-2017 Mini-Grant Winners:
Andrew Kessel, DeKalb County - French Immersion Camp
April DeGennaro, Fayette County - SCREAM LAB
sarah Morgan, Cobb County - Elementary Debate Team
Tammi Gowen, Jackson County - Planting for a Better tomorrow
Presented to an organization or individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in practices that promote equitable identification procedures and/or provision of high-quality services to gifted students from underrepresented groups (economically disadvantaged, minority, or disabled, or those who are limited English proficient)
2017 Winner: Margaret Eason Hines - University of Georgia
MARGARET BYNUM AWARD
Presented to an organization or individual for an outstanding contribution to gifted education in the state of Georgia.
2017 Winner: Hall County Schools
E. PAUL TORRANCE CREATIVITY AWARD
Presented to an individual who has advanced the lifelong work of Dr. E. Paul Torrance through scholarly research on creativity, individual creative productivity, or helping in the recognition and development of creative potential in others.
2017 Winner: Dawn Jeffers - Columbia County
DISTINGUISHED ELEMENTARY GIFTED STUDENT AWARD
The purpose of this award is to recognize a student currently in kindergarten through sixth grade who has demonstrated giftedness, dedication, creativity, and a desire to help others.
2017 Winner: McKenna Spilotros - Cobb County
GIFTED PROGRAM TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Presented to a gifted education teacher who has demonstrated exceptional teaching, dedication, and positive parent relations in his/her school, community, or the state of Georgia.
2017 Winner: Valerie King - Cobb County
PARENT(S) OF THE YEAR AWARD
Presented to a parent who has demonstrated outstanding abilities at parenting the gifted child through involvement in and dedication to his/her school, community, and/or the state of Georgia.
2017 Winner: Annette Laing - Univ of West GA/Advanced Academy
Presented to an individual who has made a significant difference to gifted education in his/her school, school district, or region to bring about change that results in improvement in gifted education
2017 Winner: Sarah Kessel - Cobb County
CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
Presented to a local chapter that has made a significant difference in a school district to support gifted students or bring about change resulting in improvement of gifted education services.
(Not Awarded in 2017)
DISTINGUISHED GIFTED TEEN AWARD
The purpose of this award is to recognize a student currently between the ages of 13 to 17 who has demonstrated giftedness, dedication, creativity, and a desire to help others. Students may self-nominate or be nominated by another individual. The award will consist of a $500 scholarship to be used toward the cost of summer camp, college, or other appropriate activity related to his/her academic work.
2017 Winner: Amelia Farmer - Univ of West GA/Advanced Academy
LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD
The GAGC Lifetime Service Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to gifted education. This person is one who has advocated for gifted children, made significant contributions gifted programming, and has extended the mission of GAGC over a period of 20 or more years.
(Not Awarded in 2017)