MRS. ELSIE W. ADAMS, SUPERVISORY TEACHER, DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
For her practical and effective application of aviation to the processes of education. Her efforts made the Denver school system one of the most advanced in the nation in aviation education work. She wrote numerous articles and outlines for instruction on aviation education for leading education journals.
PHILIP S. HOPKINS, PRESIDENT, BOARD OF EDUCATION, BINGHAMPTON, NEW YORK
For almost a dozen Air Age Education activities. He created and promoted the idea of an Air Age Center in each school to contain visual aids, wall charts, pictures, maps, magazines, etc., which could be used by teachers. Mr. Hopkins traveled to over 13,000 teachers on aviation subjects. His trainer, similar to a small plane, led to the development of the "School Link" now used in many schools throughout the nation.
DR. NICKOLAUS L. ENGLEHARDT, JR., AIR AGE EDUCATION RESEARCH
For his active participation in the field of Air Age Education in building up valuable aviation teaching aids, plus his 1947 teaching development, "Flying Classrooms."
DR. FRANK E. SORENSON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
Dr. Sorenson's work was recognized in determining just what knowledge teachers must have to effectively instruct pupils for air-minded youth. He prepared such books as, "Elements of Pre-Flight Aeronautics" and "Now We Fly." He was frequently a consultant to NAA on aviation matters.
DR. HUBER W. HURT, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
For his outstanding contribution to the education of American youth, through his work in the Air Scouting movement. He organized a system of incentive awards for the study of aviation by members of the Boy Scouts. He authored the Scout Hand book, "The Yearbook of Aviation for Young Men."
DR. EDGAR FULLER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, AVIATION EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS ADMINISTRATION
For the outstanding contribution of Air Youth, in his work as Assistant Director of Aviation Education, Civil Aeronautics Administration. Dr. Fuller worked in each of the 48 states for organization of various phases of aviation education in elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges.
CIVIL AERONAUTICS ADMINISTRATION
For the Civilian Pilot Training Program, making it possible for 250,000 youths, 15 to 18 years of age, to exploit their interest in aviation, by availing themselves of aviation education on a nation wide basis in high schools.