Patty Winegar, left, of Harborview Elementary School, presents Debbie Fagnant, a past chairwoman of the Association for the Education of Young Children-Southeast Alaska board and 2001 award recipient, at an awards ceremony to honor AEYC-SEA early childhood educators and advocates. The ceremony was held Saturday at the Baranof Hotel. The banquet was part of AEYC-SEA's annual Early Childhood Conference held over the weekend at University of Alaska Southeast. This year's honorees were Lolly Miller, of Sitka's Sheldon Jackson Preschool; Gina and Brad Palmer, of Ketchikan's Palmer Family Child Care; Peggy Floro, of Sitka's Eagle's Nest; Kim Phillips, of Wrangell's Chilkat Valley Preschool; Sharlyn Berning, of Juneau Montessori and the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center; and Winegar. For more information about AEYC-SEA early childhood programs or membership to the National Association for the Education of Young Children call 789-1235 or visit www.aeyc-sea.org.
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