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Top honor

Monday, November 7, 2011

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Marilyn Mann, Monett High School speech and theatre teacher, received the Wayne Brown Award for Outstanding Teacher during the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (STAM) banquet held at the Lake of the Ozarks. Mann, pictured above right, was nominated by Gary Cook, Monett High School debate coach, pictured above left. She was also nominated by Eric Wazell, theatre teacher at State Fair Community College, and David Watkins, debate coach at Neosho High School. Following the nomination, letters of support were gathered and sent to the nominating committee. The STAM award is the highest award given to a speech teacher and has not been awarded to a Monett teacher since the 1970s when Priscilla Bradford was a recipient. "I was blown away," said Mann. "The caliber of people that have won the award is very impressive. I was very honored and touched. I never expected to win something like this." Nominations are accepted from middle school through college statewide. STAM is an organization that promotes communication and cooperation among members of the speech communication and theatre professions in Missouri and that works to increase professional stature and to improve teaching and scholarship in the communication arts and sciences. Mann received a plaque, a monetary award and will be able to attend next year's banquet free. [Times Photo by Lisa Craft] [Order this photo]
Marilyn Mann, Monett High School speech and theatre teacher, received the Wayne Brown Award for Outstanding Teacher during the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (STAM) banquet held at the Lake of the Ozarks. Mann, pictured above right, was nominated by Gary Cook, Monett High School debate coach, pictured above left. She was also nominated by Eric Wazell, theatre teacher at State Fair Community College, and David Watkins, debate coach at Neosho High School. Following the nomination, letters of support were gathered and sent to the nominating committee. The STAM award is the highest award given to a speech teacher and has not been awarded to a Monett teacher since the 1970s when Priscilla Bradford was a recipient. "I was blown away," said Mann. "The caliber of people that have won the award is very impressive. I was very honored and touched. I never expected to win something like this." Nominations are accepted from middle school through college statewide. STAM is an organization that promotes communication and cooperation among members of the speech communication and theatre professions in Missouri and that works to increase professional stature and to improve teaching and scholarship in the communication arts and sciences. Mann received a plaque, a monetary award and will be able to attend next year's banquet free.

[Times Photo by Lisa Craft]



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