|Natalie Norman and Brian Mendenhall|
Hanes Magnet School has received the Program Excellence Award from the International Technology & Engineering Educator Association (ITEEA).
The Technology Education Program at Hanes is one of only 30 programs in the world to receive the award. The teachers for this program at Hanes are Brian Mendenhall & Natalie Norman. They teach the Project Lead the Way Program and coach the Hanes Dragon Technology Student Association.
Sponsored by the ITEEA and Paxton/Patterson, the Program Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to technology education classroom teachers on the elementary, middle or high school levels. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and students. Schools from all over the United States and around the world compete for this honor.
Each year the Program Excellence winners are recognized at the association's conference, which is the largest conference for technology educators in the world. This year's conference was held in Orlando, Fla.