Carolyn Blum Memorial Poultry Youth Service Award

Awarded annually at the Youth Poultry 101 Conference. Nominations are due by April 5th each year.

2017 Recipient of the Carolyn Blum Award

2017 Recipient of the Carolyn Blum Award

The Penn State Department of Animal Science Youth Program is looking to recognize adults who have given outstanding service to youth poultry programs in Pennsylvania. This annual award will be presented at the next Youth Poultry 101 Conference. This award was named in Carolyn Blum's memory after her unexpected passing in 2013.

Nominations

Carolyn Blum Memorial Poultry Youth Service Award Nomination Form

This is the call for nominations for the Carolyn Blum Memorial Poultry Youth Service Award. Nominations are due to Phillip Clauer by April 5 each year. Late nominations will not be accepted. Honorees may only win the award once.

There are numerous individuals in the industry, schools, and extension programs deserving of this honor, so please take time to nominate deserving individuals.

The nomination should include the attached cover page and a letter no longer than two pages addressing the nominee's contributions to youth poultry educational programs at the local, regional, state and national level. Include the approximate number of youth served and how the nominee impacted these youth through educational programs, shows, contests, and activities. Note the judging criteria below when drafting your letter of nomination. Two additional letters of reference are required, and one should be from an individual who was influenced by the nominee as a youth.

Judging of applications will be as follows on a 100 point basis:

  • Contributions to the local poultry youth program – 20 points
  • Contributions of innovative educational programming and activities – 20 points
  • Involvement in youth shows, contests, and activities – 20 points
  • Length of service to youth poultry programs – 15 points
  • Contributions to the regional/state/national youth poultry programs – 15 points
  • Youth trained to participate in state or national level shows, contests, or events – 10 points
The nominations and letters should be mailed to the following address or e-mailed to pclauer@psu.edu

Phillip Clauer
213 Henning Building
University Park, PA 16802

Please take a few moments to recognize the efforts of these that have made major contributions to the poultry youth programs.

Past Honorees

Winner Location/Employer Year
Kim Munden Crawford County 2017
April Rob Westmoreland County
 2016
John Miller Northampton County 2015
Dana Lape Lebanon County 2014
Sandra Haagen Centre County 2013
Donna Broderick Montgomery County 2012
Laura Longenecker Hy-line Hatchery 2011
Carrie Stufft Mifflin County 2010
Carolyn Blum Montgomery County 2009
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This is the call for nominations for the Carolyn Blum Memorial Poultry Youth Service Award. Nominations are due to Phillip Clauer by April 5 each year. Late nominations will not be accepted. Honorees may only win the award once.