Virginia Assocation of Journalism Teachers & Advisers


2015 Award Winners

 Administrator of the Year Award  Cynthia Prieto
 Douglas S. Freeman Award  Clare Gartlan
 Douglas S. Freeman Award  Chris Waugaman
 Thomas Jefferson Award  Pat Hinman
 Thomas Jefferson Award  Alan Weintraut
 Thomas Jefferson Award  Meghan Percival
 VAJTA Award  Jay Goldman
 Virginia Gazette Award  Leslie Stevens
 Washington and Lee Adviser Award  Randy West
 Washington and Lee Adviser Award  Sam Hedenberg


Click individual links to see past winners and to nominate teachers, advisers and contributors for 2016 awards.

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

Douglass S. Freeman Award recognizes contributions to the Commonwealth’s publications and to journalism education. The award honors teachers who have devoted a minimum of five years to VAJTA or to enhancing the journalism education of staff members of Virginia school publications.

Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers Award  recognizes organizations that have furthered scholastic journalism in Virginia.

Virginia Gazette Award  recognizes individuals who have contributed ten or more years of continued service to journalism education and publications advising. Their publications consistently maintain journalism standards as they set high goals for achievement by both themselves and their staffs.

Administrator of the Year

Washington and Lee Young Adviser Award