Tuesday - February 19, 2019
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Top Toy Trends of 2019 Announced at Toy Fair New York
NEW YORK, Feb. 17 -- The Toy Association issued the following news release:

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- Unboxing 2.0, Compound Crazy, Throwback Toys, Foodie Fun, Inspirational & Aspirational Play, and Explosive Entertainment Named Biggest Trends of the Year

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New ways to explore the unboxing craze, compounds including slime, putty, and sand that foster creative play, and toys that prepare and inspire children for the future are just a few of 2019's biggest toy trends announced today by The Toy Association at its 116th North American International Toy Fair.

"Parents and kids today are looking for toys and ... Show Full Article

National Wild Turkey Federation: Schueler Earns Conservation Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 16 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release:

Dean Schueler, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has volunteered for the National Wild Turkey Federation for more than two decades, living the mission of the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage. His efforts earned a Roger M. Latham Sportsman Wild Turkey Service Award from the NWTF.

"I am honored and humbled ... It truly is the highlight and culmination of 26 years of volunteering with the NWTF," Schueler said. "Any success that I have had in my volunteer ... Show Full Article

NWTF Announces Inaugural Class for Grand National Calling Championships Hall of Fame
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 16 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release:

Nobody could have predicted how successful the National Wild Turkey Federation's Grand National Calling Championships would become when they first were held in 1977. However, the competition has grown to be one of the most important and storied calling competitions in the country.

To commemorate the long line of individuals who made their mark on the sport of competitive turkey calling and the championships itself, the NWTF created the GNCC Hall of Fame and announced its inaugural class.

Rob ... Show Full Article

Millican Wins National Wild Turkey Federation Award
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 16 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release:

The National Wild Turkey Federation honored John Millican with the C.B. McLeod Award for his career work with the Arizona Game and Fish Department that directly influenced the restoration of the Gould's wild turkey in the southern part of the state.

"It is my honor to receive the C.B. McLeod award in recognition of all the past recipients, volunteers, individuals and groups that have, and continue to answer the conservation and hunting heritage call," Millican said. "I have been blessed to ... Show Full Article

Hickoff Named Top Communicator by Peers
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Feb. 16 -- The National Wild Turkey Federation issued the following news release:

Steve Hickoff received the National Wild Turkey Federation's Tom Kelly Award for his longtime work promoting hunting and conservation as a turkey hunting writer, editor and book author.

"I'm honored and humbled by this award," Hickoff said. "My career goal has always been to reflect the NWTF's steady restoration and conservation efforts on behalf of the wild turkey. As an avid turkey hunter and professional writer, I've always seen myself as the man in the middle -- writing, editing and publishing ... Show Full Article

California Superintendent Receives 14th Annual VH1 Save the Music Foundation Award for Distinguished Support of Music Education
LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 16 -- The American Association of School Administrators issued the following news release:

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- Award Presented During AASA's National Conference on Education in Los Angeles

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Francisco Escobedo, superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) in Chula Vista, Calif., is the 2019 recipient of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's 14th annual Administrator Award for Distinguished Support of Music Education.

This prestigious award was presented in Los Angeles, Calif. at the annual National Conference on Education, hosted by AASA, The School ... Show Full Article

AASA Scholarships Awarded to Top Graduate Students
LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 16 -- The American Association of School Administrators issued the following news release:

Three of the nation's outstanding graduate students in educational administration have been selected today by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, to receive scholarships, as announced at AASA's National Conference on Education in Los Angeles, Calif.

The conference is serving as a platform to highlight AASA's Leaders Matter campaign, an initiative to showcase school districts where the exemplary leadership of the superintendent has resulted in meaningful outcomes for ... Show Full Article