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October 2017 Jefferson Award winners: Never Forgotten Honor Flight

WAUSAU (WAOW) - The co-founders of the Wausau-based Never Forgotten Honor Flight are our Jefferson Award winners for October.

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August 2017 Jefferson Award winners: Phil and Jill Hiller of Marshfield

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - Phil and Jill Hiller of Marshfield are our Jefferson Award winners for August.

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September 2017 Jefferson Award: Arnie Heil

WAUSAU (WAOW) - For 25 years, a Wausau man has volunteered for Wausau Metro Area Special Olympics, a group that provides year-round sports training for athletes with disabilities. For that dedication, Arnie Heil received the September Jefferson Award.

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July 2017 Jefferson Award Winner: DuWayne Zamzow

DuWayne Zamzow is proud of his Pomeranian heritage and for his volunteers efforts he is being recognized with a Jefferson Award.

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June 2017 Jefferson Award Winner: Photographer Dave Junion

SCHOFIELD (WAOW) - Photographer Dave Junion has flown nearly all of the 28 Never Forgotten Honor Flights that carried veterans from northern and central Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., to tour the war memorials.

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May 2017 Jefferson Award Winners: Tom and Mary Pat Roovers

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Wausau couple helps the needy in countries far from the shores of America, having been instrumental in shipping  hundreds of tons of donated materials and building supplies to Jamaica and Kenya.

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April 2017 Jefferson Award Winner: David Woods

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A Wausau man has turned his love of dogs into a way to volunteer and help hundreds of people across central Wisconsin find missing pets. For those efforts working with Lost Dogs of Wisconsin, David Woods is recognized with a Jefferson Award.

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March 2017 Jefferson Award Winner: David Droste of Marshfield

NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) - A Marshfield business owner who volunteers and raises thousands of dollars for The Highground Veterans Memorial is honored with the Jefferson Award for March.

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  • History of the Jefferson Awards

    History of the Jefferson Awards

    In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard established The Jefferson Awards. The purpose of the Jefferson Awards is to honor individuals for their achievements and

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    In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard established The Jefferson Awards. The purpose of the Jefferson Awards is to honor individuals for their achievements and

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  • Mission

    Mission

    The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service. Through our Media Partners we seek to inspire volunteering

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    The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service. Through our Media Partners we seek to inspire volunteering

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  • Selection criteria

    Selection criteria

    The selection criteria for the national and local Jefferson Awards winners are parallel. There are two basic considerations: Outstanding Personal Acts Community Impact First, the selectors review

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    The selection criteria for the national and local Jefferson Awards winners are parallel. There are two basic considerations: Outstanding Personal Acts Community Impact First, the selectors review

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  • How Jefferson Award winners are chosen

    How Jefferson Award winners are chosen

    Each month, Newsline 9 features a local Jefferson award winner. This person's self-less acts have made a huge impact in our community.

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    Each month, Newsline 9 features a local Jefferson award winner. This person's self-less acts have made a huge impact in our community.

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The Jefferson Awards At A Glance

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