Monday, September 24, 2012

The 2012 Boating Safety Educator of the Year Award Goes to....

2012 Boating Safety Educator of the Year Winner Joe McCullough

In 2011, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) teamed up with and created the Boating Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes individuals in the boating education field who go beyond to engage students and boaters, raise awareness, and make boating education initiatives relevant, thorough, and exciting. Three regional finalists are chosen. 

This year, two of the three of the regional finalists for the award are ACA instructors!

Congratulations to ACA Instructor Dana Smith of Cleveland MetroParks in Ohio and Joe McCullough of Alaska's Department of Boating for being two of the top three finalists for this national award!

Joe McCullough was announced as the winner of the 2012 Boating Safety Educator of the Year Award at the 53rd annual NASBLA Conference held on September 10, 2012 in Mobile, AL.

Congratulations to Dana and Joe! The ACA appreciates and thanks you for all you do for the paddlesport community!

Dana Smith and Joe McCullough at the 2012 NASBLA Conference

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