New Energy Works Timber Framers win Green Award

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that New Energy Works Timber Framers, a construction company, has been awarded with the Green Builder Green Home of the Year Award for their Vermont Street Project, a timber frame home the contractors built in Portland, Oregon. The annual awards are given to the designer of the most eco-friendly homes in the country. The judges had to choose from 60 homes that were entered into the contest."This is a beautiful example of...
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Kirk Cousins honored with Senior CLASS Award

By Jonathan BennettThe quarterback for Michigan State, Kirk Cousins, was recently honored with the Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award. The award is given to the best senior student-athlete in NCAA Division 1 football, according to the Detroit Free Press.Cousins, the second three-time captain in Michigan State's history, was up against Georgia's Drew Butler, who is an academic All-American and All-SEC honorable mention.&quo...
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Jessica Chastain and Howard Shore added to the list of festival’s honorees

By Tucker HarringtonThe 23rd Palm Strings International Film Festival continues to announce the honorees of their annual awards. The newest people to be recognized are actress Jessica Chastain and composer Howard Shore, according to Reuters.Chastain has been in a series of films this past year, and all have received rave reviews from various critics. The seven films she has been in that released in 2011 include "The Help," "Take Shelter," "The Debt,&q...
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Hawaiian surfer up for prestigious sports award

By Abigail RichardsIt was recently announced that Carissa Moore, a Hawaiian surfer, has just been nominated for the 2012 Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year, one of the most prestigious awards for athletes, according to ESPN.Moore was crowned the 2010 ASP Women's World Champion in July, and has broken numerous records, including the youngest person to earn that title. Moore surfed six finals in the seven-contest season, which allowed her to earn the title of Wo...
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Predictions of Academy Awards nominees not so clear

By Tucker HarringtonBefore the new year starts, many movie buffs have started to guess who will be up for what when it comes to the Oscars. However, this year isn't as clean-cut as years previous, and many critics are clueless on which films may get nods and which will be left out, according to USA Today.Last year, all of the awards prior to the Oscars highlighted and recognized films such as "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech," so it wa...
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Washington woman honored for her work with the Red Cross over the years

By Tucker HarringtonThe Washington County Red Cross recently presented Barbara "Bobbi" Schnebly with the highest volunteer honor, the Beulah T. Meyers Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service, according to the Herald-Mail.Schnebly, who has worked for the Red Cross for the past 25 years, was originally told that they were not giving out these awards this year, but only to surprise her."It was a very big surprise. They really got me. I'm very appreciativ...
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Hyundai announces its Veloster is the Good Design Award recipient

By Abigail RichardsHyundai recently announced that the Hyundai Veloster, which is set to hit the market in 2012, has recently received the Good Design Award, which is presented each year by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.The award gives international recognition for new and innovative designs, which showcase an original idea that stretches the envelope beyond what is considered to ...
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CEO Bob Grande honored with Most Admired CEO Award

By Jonathan BennettIt was recently announced that Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. CEO, William "Bob" Grande, has been honored with the Most Admired CEO Award at the San Diego Business Journal's December CEO Event.Grande was nominated by Tim McDougal of California Bank and Trust, and was the recipient of this award due to his vision and leadership of his company. Grande founded the company in 1978, and it specializes in CNC turning, milling, grinding, conv...
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Massachusetts resident honored for her work in education services

By Tucker HarringtonDr. Joan Schuman was recently announced to be this year's recipient of the Justus A. Prentice Award, which is given to a person who shows innovative ways to promote educational service agencies (ESAs), and is presented by the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA), according to the Weston Town Crier.Schuman was honored with this award because of her work at the Northampton-based nonprofit agency, where she implemented new programs to make ...
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Award the best athletes of the year

By Tucker HarringtonThe end of the year is fast approaching, and many coaches and teachers may be thinking of ways to award the best student-athletes in their high schools. One idea is to host an awards ceremony in which they honor the best seniors in the high school, who have exemplified how to balance both school work and athletics and showed how to excel in both.This is also a good idea as many athletes have a competitive side, and if they see the senior on their team rece...
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