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Congratulations to our 2023 SHAPE Colorado Award Winners!

SHAPE Colorado Announces 2023 Award Winners

SHAPE Colorado, the state affiliate of SHAPE America, announces the winners of our 2023 awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the field of health and physical education in Colorado.

Individual Awards

Emerging Leader of the Year Award: Samantha Anderson, University of Northern Colorado

Young Professional of the Year: Riley Hubbard, Timnath Elementary School

Graduate Student ResearchVeronica Becerra, University of Northern Colorado

Administrator of the Year: Gary Zaharatos, Denver Public Schools

Gary Zaharatos, Denver Public Schools

SHAPE Colorado Teacher of the Year:

Elementary School: Tracy Hartin, University Park Elementary

Middle School: Jacob Benson, Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School

High School: Holly Wells, Montbello High School

Adapted PE: Jennifer Dixon, Monarch High School

The award winners will be presented their awards at the annual SHAPE Colorado convention on October 8 – 10th.

Congratulations to all of the award winners!

In addition to the individual and organizational awards, SHAPE Colorado will also present several special awards at the 2023 convention. These awards included:

Distinguished Service Award: Jeanne Morgan, Poudre High School

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: Nhu Nguyen, Metropolitan State University of Denver

SHAPE Colorado is proud to recognize the outstanding contributions of these individuals and organizations to the field of health and physical education in Colorado. These award winners are an inspiration to us all, and we are grateful for their work to make Colorado a healthier place.

For more information about the Shape Colorado awards, please visit the Shape Colorado website.

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