AMAZING PEOPLE AWARD

Amazing People Awards

 are given by Zones and Sections to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the profession. The Amazing People Awards are presented at the Annual Conference at the Amazing People Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening.

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Awards Criteria

Amazing People Award recipients are selected by the particular Zone or Section.  Current membership in NYS AHPERD is required.

Award Recipient

The 2020 Amazing People are listed below.

Award Recipient History

The Amazing People Award was established in 1995. Previous award recipients are listed below.

2020 Section Amazing People

Adapted Physical Education & Sport Section: Theresa Uhelsky
Aquatics Section: Daniel Armstrong
Council of Administrators (COA): Drew Walker
Dance Education Section: Karen Bonanno
Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness Section: Christine Drago
Elementary Physical Education Section: James Hambel
Future Professionals Section: Dr. Christine Hopple
Health Education Section: Jennifer Mead
Higher Education/Prof Preparation Section: Matthew Madden
Recreation/Adventure Education Section: Adam Dwyer
Retirees Section: Wendy O'Connor
Technology Section: Amanda Stallone

2020 Zone Amazing People

Capital Zone: Elyse Loughlin
Catskill Zone: Kathleen Young
Central North Zone: Alissa DeBie
Central South Zone: Linda Burghardt
Central Western Zone: Dr. Joseph Winnick (posthumous)
Nassau Zone: Dorothy Niemira
New York City Zone: Dr. Victor Ramsey
Northern Zone: Becky Byrns
Southeastern Zone: Christopher Keenan
Suffolk Zone: Matthew "Dezy" DiStefano (posthumous)
Western Zone: Mai Nguyen

Amazing Person History