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ProStart Educators Lisa Christhilf and Angie Drago Receive James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Awards

(Chicago) At the ProStart Educator Excellence Awards Luncheon on May 7, 2012, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and Golden Corral awarded the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award to Lisa Christhilf of Western School Technology and Environmental Science (Maryland) and Angie Drago of Fontainebleau High School (Louisiana). The award is a $5,000 cash prize from Golden Corral that is presented annually to two ProStart educators that excel both in and out of the classroom.

 

Golden Corral awards top educators $5,000 prize

(Chicago) At the ProStart Educator Excellence Awards Luncheon on May 7, 2012, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and Golden Corral awarded the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award to Lisa Christhilf of Western School Technology and Environmental Science (Maryland) and Angie Drago of Fontainebleau High School (Louisiana). The award is a $5,000 cash prize from Golden Corral that is presented annually to two ProStart educators that excel both in and out of the classroom.

“Our founder, James Maynard, instilled a commitment to education throughout Golden Corral,” said Ted Fowler, president and CEO of Golden Corral. "We are proud to honor the industry’s unsung heroes like Lisa and Angie - educators who represent the front-line in preparing our students for successful careers and helping them realize their true potential."

The James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award was established in 2003 in commemoration of Golden Corral’s 30th anniversary and as a tribute to James H. Maynard, Golden Corral chairman and founder. Christhilf and Drage were selected from the group of 35 2012 ProStart Educator Excellence Award winners.

The NRAEF’s ProStart Educator Excellence Awards recognize exceptional educators who utilize the ProStart program in their classrooms. Each participating state restaurant association nominates its Educator of the Year who has demonstrated a strong commitment to his or her students and to the ProStart program. Awardees were flown into Chicago and hosted by the NRAEF from May 5-7, 2012 to participate in a weekend of celebration, networking and learning.

“ProStart unites the industry and the classroom to create a unique and unparalleled experience for students. Our dedicated ProStart educators are working diligently to create that vital bridge for their students,” said Lynette McKee, executive director of the NRAEF. "The Educator Excellence Award winners, including Lisa and Angie, embody all that make ProStart educators successful – inspiration, leadership, collaboration – and are very deserving of this honor."

ProStart Educator Excellence Awardees include:

  • Carolyn Frey - Alaska
  • Teresa Perkins - Arkansas

  • Sheri Tucker - California

  • Lori McManigal - Colorado

  • Debra Hladky - Florida

  • Ginger Pratt - Georgia

  • Cathy Moon - Illinois

  • Renee Sigmon - Indiana

  • Jenee Cross - Iowa

  • Cara Poole - Kansas

  • Angie Drago - Louisiana

  • Lisa Christhilf - Maryland

  • Debra Ludovico - Massachusetts

  • Steve Deal - Michigan

  • Marlys Eikmeier - Minnesota

  • Lori Krug - Missouri

  • Joan Leik - Montana

  • Louise Dornbusch - Nebraska

  • DeeAnn Verdi - Nevada

  • Unna Valdez - New Mexico

  • Rebecca Formwalt - New York

  • Tracie Head - North Carolina

  • Carrie Hamilton - Ohio

  • Sharon Love - Oklahoma

  • Lora Wells - Oregon

  • Martha Sylvestre - Rhode Island

  • Dwaine Collier - South Carolina

  • Cindy Gerlach - South Dakota

  • Gayle Bickel - Texas

  • Brenda Cross - Utah

  • Sylvia W. Mullen - Virginia

  • Rebecca Wilson - Washington

  • Jackie Anderson - West Virginia

  • Laura Cronan - Wisconsin

  • Valerie Mills - Wyoming

ProStart – the NRAEF's nationwide, two-year program designed to develop the next generation of restaurant operators and chefs – reaches more than 90,000 students in 1,700 high schools across 47 states, Guam, and U.S. military bases. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-world educational opportunities and builds practical skills for a foundation that will last a lifetime. In line with the core mission of NRAEF – to promote career opportunities and pathways in the restaurant and foodservice industry through programs, partnerships and outreach – ProStart also positively impacts the economic prosperity of the industry at large by maintain a pipeline of talent.

ProStart is made possible through the national and local support from industry members, educators, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and state restaurant associations. For more information on the ProStart program, please visit www.prostart.restaurant.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

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About the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) enhances the restaurant industry's service to the public through education, community engagement, and promotion of career opportunities. The restaurant and foodservice industry comprises 960,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of nearly 13 million employees, making it one of the nation's largest employers. The NRAEF is focused on working with the Association to lead America's restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence and participation by providing the valuable tools and resources needed to educate our current and incoming employees. For more information on the NRAEF, visit www.nraef.org.
 

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