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SHAPE America Announces 2018 Honor Award Recipients

RESTON, VA, March 14, 2018 — SHAPE America-Society of Health and Physical Educators today announced the class of 2018 Honor Award recipients. This year’s outstanding professionals will be recognized at the 133rd SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville, March 22, at the Professional Excellence Awards Ceremony. They are:

    SHAPE America Honor Award
  • Lori Dunn, Seattle Public Schools, WA
  • Tom Loughrey, Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
  • Dorothy Orr, SHAPE Alaska
  • Bobbie Perry, Kamehameha Elementary, HI

The SHAPE America Honor Awards have been a tradition for 87 years. First began in 1931, the awards continue to this day in recognition for meritorious service by our members.

“The SHAPE America Honor Award recognizes individuals of personal integrity who exemplify the spirit of devoted service to the professions and who has made an outstanding and noteworthy contribution to the advancement of health, physical education, recreation, or dance,” says SHAPE America President Fran Cleland of West Chester University (PA).

For more information about SHAPE America’s National Convention & Expo, visit the website and follow #SHAPENashville.


About SHAPE America
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. We provide programs, resources and advocacy to support health and physical educators at every level, from preschool to university graduate programs.

SHAPE America has 50 state affiliates and is a founding partner of national initiatives such as the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Active Schools (formerly Let’s Move! Active Schools) and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs. “50 Million Strong by 2029” is our commitment to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy through effective health and physical education programs. For more information, visit

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