Navajo County Awards and Recognition
Steve Gouker Receives The Heart of Extension Award
2018 Arizona Diamondback’s School Challenge Award
Hulet Elementary School, was one of the recipients for the 2018 Arizona Diamondback’s School Challenge Award. This award was for $5,000 for the school to plan, develop, build a greenhouse, and implement a school garden at Hulet Elementary for the 2018-19 school year. Hulet Elementary School worked with The Arizona Health Zone-Cooperative Extension, Navajo County to achieve this grant. U of A has been working with the district on gardening efforts for the last 2 ½ years. The team approach has led to successful gardening efforts at both Park and now Hulet Elementary School.
Pictured left to right: Shawn Tow, Margine Bawden, and Stephanie Peters
Photo credit: Taylor Jackson of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Community Partnership of the Year Award
Navajo County Cooperative Extension was chosen by Holbrook Unified School District as the recipient for the Community Partnership of the Vear Award. The U of A Extension program has supported the school district through gardening projects, the summer food service program, fun runs, and many Healthy Holbrook initiatives.
Holbrook Head Start Volunteer Award
University of Arizona Navajo County Cooperative Extension was awarded the outstanding volunteer service to the Head Start Program for the 2018 school year.