Awards & Honors
FLORIDA STATE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Award of Distinction: The 18th Annual Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards were held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando on April 14, 2005.
Tom Besaw of VCS Career Connections (left) and Candice Langford, Chairman of the School Board for VCS (right) pose with NIE Manger Nancy Govoni after the School Board recognized their business partnership for 2005.
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION (NNA)
2005 -- Best of Newspapers in Education. Category: Literacy, Daily Newspapers. Place: Second (BRAVO! Your "Read with the Pros" event was outstanding. It is nice to know not even a hurricane can stop a newspaper in education manager from delivering!); Category: Best Ideas, Daily Newspapers. Place: First (Home-delivered NIE program promoted parental involvement in education and newspaper reading while reinforcing classroom NIE lessons and making the newspaper available to disadvantaged families. The newspaper provided extensive curriculum resources as well as NIE training for both the teachers and their substitutes. Both community response and circulation gains were outstanding.); Category: Educational Support, Daily Newspapers circulation over 50,000. Place: First (Wow! This website truly is a whole world unto itself! Outstanding resources and tremendous links tie activities and information to news features. This web site has something for everyone-teachers, students, parents and general readers.); Category: Partnerships, Daily Newspapers. Place: Second (Tremendous comprehensive program for teaching about your region's history. This partnership included a diverse coalition.)
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Ella, Kris, Nancy and Alynia display the award.
SOUTHERN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (SNPA)
2005 -- Best Community Service project (75,000 - 150,000)/Read with the Pros (1st Place); Best use of Electronic Technology/www.nieworld.com (1st Place); Best Original Curriculum/The Florida Quest (1st Place); Best Marketing Tool to Promote NIE Literacy/The Educator & ITV Info Segments (2nd Place); Best Original In-Paper Content for NIE on Literacy/NAA Literacy Tab (3rd Place)
2004 -- Best Community Service/Teen Parent (2nd Place); Best Web-based Program/Weaving a Web with Serial Stories (2nd Place); Best Collaboration/Independent Study Module for Volusia County Schools (2nd Place)
2003 -- Best Web-Based Program (75,000 - 150,000)/Hot Issues and Cool Ideas (1st Place); Best Community Service Project (75,000 - 150,000)/Families & The News Home Delivery Program (1st Place); Best Collaborative Effort (75,000 - 150,000)/The Florida Quest (3rd Place)
NIE INFORMATION SERVICE (NIEIS)
2004 -- The Crystal Apple: The highest award in the NIE Information Service Bright Ideas Contest, was awarded to The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Both Nancy Govoni, NIE Manager, and Kristen Sternberg, NIE Home Delivery Manager, were recognized for their efforts in the areas teacher training and web design.
2003 -- The Crystal Apple: The NIE department was recognized in 2003 as the program of distinction, exemplified by four submissions to the contest. Advertising/Promotion of NIE Program, Creative Contests, Community Involvement and Original Curriculum Development.
FLORIDA NEWSPAPER IN EDUCATION COORDINATORS, INC. (FNIEC)
2003 -- Excellence in Marketing/Bright Ideas category & Teacher of the Year bus
SOUTHERN CIRCULATION MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (SCMA)
2003 -- Families in the News Home Delivery Program (1st Place); Newspaper in Education (over 100,001)/Hot Issues and Cool Ideas
2000 -- Best NIE Promotion (50,000 - 100,000)/The Florida Quest
2003 -- Bright Ideas Contest Winner: "Double Exposure" - Nancy Govoni, NIE Manager, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Florida. The Daytona Beach News-Journal offers two distinct programs using the newspaper and USA WEEKEND in the classroom. One fills a need for reading teachers at the middle and high school level. The other, "Weekend on Wednesdays," involves students and families in the newspaper through the use of the special lesson plans from USA Weekend. www.usaweekend.com
WORLD YOUNG READER PRIZE
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FOUNDATION (NAA)
2002 -- Program Excellence Award/New Media; Program Excellence Award Special Projects/The Florida Quest
FLORIDA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION
1999 -- Media Award/The Florida Quest; Best New Media