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Each year outstanding baking education programs are recognized by the Home Baking Association.  This award draws national attention to excellent home baking programs and the benefits of baking for family, personal and professional development.

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2017 First Place Selection
Katie Brouwer

Family and Consumer Science Teacher

Story City, Iowa

Entry: The Muffin Man & the Healthy Kids Act

2016 First Place Selection

Delaine Stendahl

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

Whitehall, Wisconsin

Entry: The Power of Eggs

2016 Honorable

Stephanie Fox

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

Fon du Lac, WI

Entry: Function of Ingredients

Leslie Workman

Extension Food & Nutrition Specialist

Pikeville, KY

Entry: Beginner's Breads: A 4 Part Series

2015 First Place Selection

Kayla Taylor

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

Gridley, KS

Entry: Baking for Everyone

2014 First Place Selection

Carla Schaer

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

Sparland, IL

Entry: Generation Baking

2014 Special Youth Recognition

Lauren Nicole Parks

4-H Youth Leader

Bloomington, IL

Entry: The Tortoise and the Hare

2013 First Place Selection

Renae Spangler

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher and FCCLA Advisor

Wichita, Kansas

Entry: Baking with Friends

2013 Runner Up

Carla Schaer

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher

Sparland, Illinois

Entry: Baking and Cooking in the Classroom

2013 Honorable

Sarah Allison and Danelle Snodgrass, Youth Leaders

Leslie Abbott, FCCLA Advisor

Meriden, Kansas

Entry: The Secret Ingredients

2012 First Place Selection

Kaye Hendricks

Elementary Teacher

Manhattan, KS

Entry:  Mystery Muffins

2012 Best Community Reach Selection

Amy Peterson, MS, RD

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Osceola, NE

Entry:  Clover Kitchen for Kids!

2012 Most Creative Entry

Carla Schaer

Family and Consumer Sciences Educator

Sparland, IL

Entry:  Creative Pizza

2011 First Place Selection

Marla Prusa

Family and Consumer Sciences Educator

Howells, Nebraska

Entry: “Cookie Capers”

2009 First Place Selection

Dena Kemmet

4-H Agent Youth Development

Mercer County Extension
Beulah, North Dakota

Entry: "4-H Introduction Baking Class"

2008 First Place Selection

Julie Ratchford

Preschool Program
Midlothian, Virginia

Entry: “Bakeworks – Preschool Enrichment and Community Service through Scratch Baking”

2007 First Place Selection

Peggy Trainor & Kate Mennenga

Visually Impaired Daily Living Skills Teacher and
Occupational Therapist

Wisconsin School for Visually Handicapped
Janesville, WI

"Muffins in Motion"

2006 First Place Selection

Connie Nieman

FCS Baking Science Teacher

Olathe North High School
Olathe, Kansas

Entry: "Baking and Pastry Science"

2005 First Place Selection

Mary J. Metzger & Carrie A. Bouwens

Family & Consumer Sciences

Lux Middle School
Lincoln, Nebraska

Entry: "The All-American Apple Pie"

2004 First Place Selection

Joan Eckert & Joanne Cadden


Marlton Middle School
Marlton, New Jersey

Entry: "Bread Science"

2003 First Place Selection

Cecilia Marcinkovich & Amy Saunders

Portage, Indiana

Entry: "Focaccia- The Italian
Cousin to Pizza!"

2002 First Place Selection

Marsha Phillips

Denison High School, Lake View, IA

Entry: “Java Den - Teaching Baking Through a Coffeehouse”