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Gentry Lynn Award

Teresa Jansen, Jeanette Hardin, Dianna James, Lisa Dalton
Teresa Jansen, Jeanette Hardin,
Dianna James, Lisa Dalton

The Gentry Lynn award is an award given to Region 17 teacher who shows unparalleled dedication to the Traveling Lab Program by using all the labs to their highest potential, having all equipment and paperwork ready to go and in stellar condition, and helping in further developments of the traveling labs.

The Gentry Lynn Award was created in honor and memory of science teacher Gentry Lynn, who taught science at Idalou High School until his death in May of 2000. Gentry showed unparalleled dedication to the Traveling Lab Program by using all the labs to their highest potential, having all equipment and paperwork ready to go and in stellar condition, and helping in further developments of the traveling labs. He had the respect and admiration from his community, peers and students for his willingness to go above and beyond what is expected, having the initiative and drive to help further his own knowledge and that of his students, maintaining a strong dedication to the teaching profession and being committed to his students.

The following teachers have shown the same consistent and sustained commitment to science education and to the HHMI Traveling Lab Program:

Gentry Lynn Award Recipients

Year Name School
2000 Teresa Janssen Shallowater HS
2001 Lisa Dalton Sundown HS
2002 Jeanette Hardin Matthew Alternative HS
2003 Dianna James Post HS
2004 Tobi McMillan Lubbock Cooper HS
2005 Rubeth Griffing O’Donnell HS
2006 Ross Ann Hill Idalou MS
2007 Marianne Dobrovolny Lubbock Cooper HS
2009 Brenda Karr Patton Springs
2010 Kristin Peters Denver City