Career and Technical Education

Nebraska’s Best in Business

Nebraska’s BEST in Business

Teachers whose professional activities influenced business and marketing education in Nebraska during the past year received BEST — Belong, Excel, Study and Travel — Awards for their involvement in professional associations, community and school activities, professional leadership development and service to the business education profession.

BEST awards exemplify superior qualities, including dedication to students, community outreach and continual classroom improvement efforts. The following individuals contributed significantly to the quality of education in their community and the state:

  • Lori Anderson-Stowe of Lincoln East High School
  • Carol Andringa of Lincoln Public Schools
  • Jocelyn Crabtree of Lincoln Northeast High School
  • Julie Hippen of Lincoln Public Schools
  • Matt Maw of Lincoln Southeast High School
  • Kim Pickering of Lincoln Mickle Middle School
  • Lindsay Tillinghast of Lincoln Southeast High School
  • Deb Wolken of Lincoln Northeast High School

Quick Pitch event award winner:

  • Camelle Kinney of Lincoln North Star High School
  • Nick Friedrichsen of Lincoln Public Schools

Adviser of the Year – HOSA:

  • Marge Keep of Lincoln East High School

Adviser of the Year – DECA:

  • Matt Maw of Lincoln Southeast High School