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The Vermont Agency recently awarded their top 2013 agents at the annual awards banquet which was held at the Hilton in Burlington.

President Obama named 101 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Carol (Joy) Dobson, a mathematics teacher at Weybridge Elementary School, and Mary Ellis, a mathematics teacher at Enosburg Elementary School, have been selected as 2012 PAEMST awardees.

Green Works/Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association is pleased to announce the winners of their annual awards. Winners received these awards at the recent 2014 Green Works Winter Meeting & Trade Show held on 2/13/14 at the UVM Davis Center. The award winners are as follows:
Green Works/VNLA Horticultural Achievement Award

On March 22, 2014, from 6:00-8:30 PM, West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park will celebrate the arrival of spring with the unveiling of its new gallery wing and two solo exhibitions.

Louise McCarren, a Charlotte resident with deep experience in public service and private business, has been elected by the board as the chair of Campaign for Vermont (CFV).

Wilkins Harley-Davidson awarded Harley-Davidson Motor Company's Silver Bar & Shield of Achievement Award for 2013 calendar year. Owned by John Lyon, Wilkins Harley-Davidson is Vermont's oldest and most award winning Harley-Davidson dealer. In business since 1947, they have received more Bar & Shield awards than any other dealer in New England.

• Tim Halvorson Award - David Finney, President, Champlain College
• Burlington Business Award - Burton Snowboards
• Architectural Excellence Award, in honor of Hertzel Pasackow - Hotel Vermont
Tim Halvorson Award

The Mud Studio in Middlesex, Vermont recently raised $4,370 for the Vermont Foodbank through their Central Vermont Empty Bowl Benefit. Attendees of the benefit purchased a locally made, handcrafted ceramic bowl and were offered the choice of two homemade soups to either eat at the studio or carry out.

Company: National Life GroupBob Cotton, a longtime National Life Group employee, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. 

The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA) has honored David Hurwitz of David Hurwitz Originals in Randolph, VT with the 2013 VWMA Woodworker of the Year Award.

Shelburne Museum Director Thomas Denenberg announced that Jeff Bundy has been named director of development.
Bundy joins the museum after a decade at WHYY, the National Public Radio station and Public Broadcasting Service affiliate in Philadelphia.

Shelburne Eyeworks owner Sally Elkins has announced the sale of her business to employees Greg and Sheila Guilmartin. As an independent optical shop, Shelburne Eyeworks has been providing quality eyewear with attentive, personal service for 25 years.