|Louisiana ProStart Educator Angie Drago|
receives the NRA Education Foundation
James H. Maynard Excellence in Education
Award in Chicago.
Each year since 2003, two ProStart educators receive the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award in commemoration of Golden Corral's 30th anniversary and as a tribute to James H. Maynard, Golden Corral chairman and founder. To Drago's shock and awe, her name was called as the 2012 receipient of the national award.
Drago and Lisa Christhilf of Western School Technology and Environmental Science in Maryland were selected from the group of 35 other Educators of the Year in their respective states.
“It was such an honor to receive the award in Chicago, especially in the presence of so many amazing teachers,” said Drago. “Winning affords me the opportunity to really spread the word about ProStart—at a time of the year when our students are beginning the next chapters of their lives, equipped with skills, certifications, college credits, and scholarships. It's an amazing program, and the scope of its impact on our students is huge!”