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Secondary-School Association Names Winners in Its 'Principal of the Year' Competition

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"Principals of the Year" representing each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and Aruba have been selected by the National Association of Secondary School Principals to participate in the group's fifth annual symposium "In Honor of Excellence" next month.

The winning secondary-school leaders were selected on the basis of their commitment to educational improvement and community involvement in their schools, nassp officials said.

Also invited to the symposium, to be held in Key Biscayne, Fla., Oct. 6-10, are the 1987 teachers of the year from each state. The theme for the gathering will be "Education in the 21st Century: Where Do We Go From Here?"

The recognition program is sponsored by the Burger King Corporation in cooperation with nassp and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

This year's winning principals include:


Alabama: John B. Toland Jr., Anniston High School. Alaska: A.M. Bluett, McQueen High School, Kivalina. Arizona: Tommy O. Meck, Payson High School. Arkansas: James R. Wilson, Stuttgart High School. California: Robert J. Collins, Grant High School, Van Nuys. Colorado: Steven J. Cohen, Flood Middle School, Englewood.

Connecticut: D. Harold Goldberg, Clark Lane Jr. High School, Waterford. Delaware: Thomas H. Ramsay, Concord High School, Wilmington. District of Columbia: Richard Washington, Langley Jr. High School. Florida: Jimmie W. Davidson, Pines Middle School, Pembroke Pines. Georgia: Wendell R. Christian, West Rome High School, Rome. Hawaii: Gordon Y. Kuwada, Waialua High and Intermediate Schools.

Idaho: Robert D. Ranells, Nampa Sr. High School. Illinois: Thomas W. Shirley, Wheeling High School. Indiana: Donald S. Weeks, Columbia City Joint High School. Iowa: Gary Ratigan, North Scott High School, Eldridge. Kansas: Melva Owens, Derby High School. Kentucky: Frank T. Welch, Belfry High School.

Louisiana: Patricia S. Stephens, Prescott Middle School, Baton Rouge. Maine: Donald H. Hackett, Stearns High School, Millinocket. Maryland: Kenneth Nichols, Annapolis High School. Massachusetts: Alton B. Cole, David Prouty High School, Spencer. Michigan: David L. Krause, Valley Lutheran High School, Saginaw. Minnesota: Donald N. Carlson, Walker-Hackensack High School, Walker.

Mississippi: Gary F. Smyly, Columbia High School. Missouri: A. LeRoy Huff, Scotland County R-1 High School, Memphis. Montana: J. Henry Badt, Hamilton High School. Nebraska: Jack E. Hallstrom, Omaha Northwest High School. Nevada: Wayne N. Tanaka, Robison Jr. High School, Las Vegas. New Hampshire: Robert Norton, Belmont High School.

New Jersey: Robert Kane, Boonton High School. New Mexico: John Barefoot, Freedom High School, Albuquerque. New York: Ronald F. Shapiro: Newburgh Free Academy. North Carolina: H. Don Ratchford, East Gaston High School, Mount Holly. North Dakota: John A. Yonker, Hughes Jr. High School, Bismarck. Ohio: Walter R. Sheffield, Fairview High School, Fairview Park.

Oklahoma: James M. Darland, Tulsa East Central High School. Oregon: Marvin Brenneman, Pleasant Hill High School. Pennsylvania: Mario J. Donnangelo, Salisbury Sr. High School, Allentown. Rhode Island: Joseph A. Militello, Cole Jr. High School, East Greenwich. South Carolina: Henry C. Starnes, Jr., Great Falls High School. South Dakota: Edwin E. Miller, Ipswich Jr./Sr. High School.

Tennessee: Claude D. Bowers, Oakhaven High School, Memphis. Texas: O. Lee Graham, Mason High School. Utah: James McCoy, Northwest Intermediate School, Salt Lake City. Vermont: Reginald R. Godin, Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans. Virginia: Thomas H. DeBolt, Mills Godwin High School, Richmond. Washington: Robert L. Ames, Naches Valley High School, Naches.

West Virginia: Harold W. Nicholson, Van Devender Jr. High School, Parkersburg. Wisconsin: Lanny J. Tibaldo, Merrill Sr. High School. Wyoming: Norman L. Opp, Lovell Middle School. American Samoa: Li-a Amisone, Faga'itua High School, Pago Pago. Puerto Rico: Ivette Nater, Colegie Puertorriqueno de Ninas, Caparra Hts. Aruba: Ermona P.J. Janga, Filomena College, St. Nicholas.

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