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SNA Midwest Region Newsletter

On October 4, 2012, in Conference, Events, Uncategorized, by admin


To the Wonderful Midwest Region,

It was great to see so many of you at the fantastic annual conference in Denver this summer!  From the ever growing Awards Ceremony and “Puttin on the Glitz”, to the outstanding exhibits and educational sessions, to the phenomenal guest speakers; it was surely the school nutrition event of the year!  Hats off to then president Helen Phillips and her Conference Planning Committee along with the SNA staff for presenting another wonderful conference. Helen is an outstanding, energetic leader and represented our profession well as our national President. 

Our Midwest Region was well represented in attendance!  There were numerous state, regional, and national winners recognized at ANC in Denver.   Congratulations to each of the award winners.  The list below identifies the winners from the Midwest Region. A special word of congratulations goes to:

Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award

Illinois                          Debra Magerkurth, SNS

Iowa                            Ann Feilmann, SNS

Minnesota                   Allison Bradford, SNS

Missouri                      Paula Kullman, SNS

Nebraska                     Dondi Kilgore

North Dakota              April Carlson

South Dakota                 Eric Kunzweiler

Wisconsin                    Cheryl Peil


Louise Sublette Award of Excellence

Minnesota                   Stephen Riley

Missouri                      Linda McArthur

Wisconsin                    Sharon LaValley

Regional Winner

Midwest Region          Stephen Riley, MN


Heart of the Program Award

Missouri                      Angie Talbert

Wisconsin                    Mary VerHaagh

Regional Winner

Midwest Region          Angie Talbert, MO


Outstanding Director of the Year Award

Iowa                            Diane Duncan-Goldsmith                    Iowa City Community School District

Minnesota                   Sherri Knutson, SNS                              Rochester Public Schools

Missouri                      Marilyn Gruenewald                            Fox C-6 School District

North Dakota               Julie Tunseth                                     Grand Forks Public School 

National Winner from the Mighty Midwest!!

Sherri Knutson from Rochester Public Schools in Rochester, Minnesota

2 years in a row the Midwest has held this great distinction.  Way to go Midwest!

Attaining Certification and Credentialing Goal Award



                                                  Membership Goal and Increasing Membership Award





 North Dakota

 South Dakota



Congratulations to each of you for your devotion to enhancing the well being of our children! I would like to thank all the state presidents for their leadership and service!  All of you received the Thelma Flanagan Gold Achievement Award for your many accomplishments, and you have much to be proud of in your respective states! 

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