Virginia Assocation of Journalism Teachers & Advisers

Jefferson Award

The Thomas Jefferson Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Education recognizes advisers and others who have made significant contributions to scholastic journalism throughout their careers.

To nominate an adviser for this award, click here.

Previous Thomas Jefferson Award Winners:

2015
Pat Hinman, Robinson Secondary
Meghan Percival, McLean HS
Alan Weintraut, Annandale HS

2014
Beth Skaggs, Osborne Park HS

2006
Valerie Penton-Kibler, Harrisonburg HS
Becky Sipos, McLean HS

2004
Mary Kay Downes, Chantilly HS

2002
Bernard Leigg, George Washington HS
Joyce Noell, Salem HS

2000
Sharon Condoulis, VHSL program assistant
Don Humbertson, FCPS – Fairfax, VA

1998
Marie Harris, Halifax HS
Linda Mercer, Halifax HS
Steve Row, Richmond Newspapers, Inc
Phyllis Zorn, William Byrd HS

1997
Alma Blythe, Great Bridge HS
George Crutchfield, VCU, Richmond
Naomi Dixon, Chantilly HS
Wilma Wirt, VCU, Richmond

1996
Sandra Ferguson, Cave Spring HS
Nancy Patterson, retired, Roanoke VA

1995
Martha Akers, Loudoun Valley HS
Michael Hoover, George Mason HS
Sue Kulesher, TJHSST
Anne Webster, Woodbridge Senior HS

1994
Richard Fitz, Halifax HS
Dr. J. Patrick McCarthy, Lake Braddock

1993
Huldah “HUD” Clark, retired, Langley HS
Joel Grimm
Carol Lange, TJHSST
Betty Morton, Virginia HS
Col. Charles E. Savedge
Berth Smith, retired, VA Beach

Jefferson Award