Each year the National Federation of High Schools permits MIFA to nominate one person who has distinguished him or herself in any of our disciplines. We are strictly limited to one nominee each year. It is with great excitment and pride we submitted a nomination for Jeanne Gilbert, long time Theatre and IE coach from Bay City John Glenn High School.
To quote from our nomination: She is a living testament to the power of speech and theatre activities as a high school student, college student, coach, teacher, director and mentor. She is abundantly active in community theatre and so she SHOWS as well as TELLS. She embodies the principles of professionalism and exhibits the highest rigor in ethical standards in the fields of education, IE and theatre. The recommendation comes from all 17 members of the Michigan Forensic Council as embodied in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association. We submit her name for this award in unanimity and with great pride.