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Congratulations Frank Reyes
Tracey Magrann says "My husband Frank won the Silver Snoopy Award from
NASA. He is the first Metallurgy Engineer to win the award."
Appreciation" "For professionalism, dedication and outstanding support
that greatly enhanced space flight safety and mission success."
who was an avid supporter of the U.S. space program, welcomed the idea
of using Snoopy for the award. Schulz and United
Feature Syndicate (the
distributor of the Peanuts comic
strip) agreed to let NASA use "Snoopy the Astronaut" at no cost. Schulz
himself drew the image the award pin was based on. He also drew
promotional art for posters to promote the award program.
The award is given personally by NASA astronauts as it represents the
astronauts' own recognition of excellence. It
is presented at the workplace of the recipient with the recipient's
The award consists of a sterling
Snoopy" lapel pin flown during a NASA mission, a commendation letter
(stating the mission the Silver Snoopy pin was flown on) and a signed,
framed Silver Snoopy certificate. Snoopy decals and posters are also
given to the recipient.
Employees of NASA or one of its contractors can be considered for a
Silver Snoopy award if they have satisfied one or more of the following
Significantly contributed beyond their normal work requirements to the
development and implementation of human spaceflight programs while
ensuring quality and safety.
Accomplished single specific achievements that have had significant
impact on attainment of a particular human spaceflight program goal
while ensuring quality and safety.
Contributed to a major cost saving or a series of lesser cost savings
pertaining directly to human spaceflight programs.
Has been instrumental in developing modifications to human spaceflight
mission hardware, software, or materials that increase reliability,
efficiency, or performance.
Assisted in operational improvements that increase efficiency or
Has been a key player in developing a beneficial process improvement of
Contributed significantly beyond fundamental task accountabilities in
support of the NASA programs.
Sustained quality performance over an extended period of time in support
of human spaceflight programs.
Since 1968, the program has awarded over fourteen-thousand people with a
Silver Snoopy, as of September 2013. Silver
Snoopy awards are limited to no more than 1% of eligible recipients. An
individual can only receive one Silver Snoopy Award in their lifetime.
Katie Baker, a Senior at Chiles High School in Tallahassee, has signed
to play softball at Florida State University. She will be following in
her mother's and aunt's footsteps, since her mom, Julie, was a standout
pitcher who was inducted into the Florida State University Hall of Fame
in 1994. Her Aunt Christy, who played alongside Julie for two years at
FSU, was selected as an All American during her playing days at FSU.
Shea Koepnick, granddaughter to Jim and Tommie Magrann, signs to play
softball at Arizona State University. Shea is 6'4" and has worked hard
to become a valued pitcher!
One of our in-law cousins is an Indiana state senator and was just named
to lead its Demo caucus. Here is a cut from an online article I saw:
INDIANAPOLIS -- INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana Senate Democrats have elected
Tim Lanane to lead their 13-member caucus in General Assembly. The
caucus elected Lanane their minority leader Wednesday, one day after the
election left the caucus with 13 seats, the same number it had
previously. Lanane, an Anderson attorney, was served in the Senate since
1997. He succeeds Vi Simpson of Bloomington, who did not seek
re-election but instead ran for lieutenant governor on John Gregg's
ticket. The 37-13 Republican majority in the chamber was decided
Wednesday when Republican incumbent Scott Schneider emerged victorious
in his north side Indianapolis district, holding off a challenge by
Democrat Tim DeLaney. Lanane said through the caucus's Twitter feed that
he looked forward to building consensuses with Republicans on issues.
You go Tim!!!!
Congratulations Katie Baker
Something to brag about! Katie Baker, granddaughter to Jim & Tommie
Magrann was selected to the "All Big Bend Team" as a freshman for Chiles
High School. Also pictured with her mom, Julie Larsen Baker who was
inducted into the Florida State Hall of Fame.
Congratulations Maren McBride
Maren McBride ( Denny and Pats daughter)
Ryan Bradley on Saturday June 11 in
Congratulations Bryan and April Egland
Congratulations Christopher Kintz and Tasanne
James Christopher Darnell Kintz was born on
3-24-11 @ 4pm weighing 4 lbs 12 oz and 17.75".
Congratulations Jeff Kintz
This is Jeff and his new little brother Jeremiah. They were paired
through the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. So
far, they have gone to the movies, bowling, skating, and to the Ringling
Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus!
Congratulations Sky Wood
Sky had a dance competition Feb 20. He dances in a group, as well as
performs as a soloist. Sky received high 1st place for his group
routine, high 1st place for his solo, and won the overall "best dancer"
award. He received a score of 414 out of 420, which made him the high
point winner as well. Sky competes in hip hop, this last routine had
about 300 competitors. We were also just notified that Sky has been
invited to the "National Dance Competition" this summer in Vegas. We
still have 5 more competitions before Nationals, but we are very excited
Congratulations Tori Corder
Tori is on the Principal's Honor Roll and "Straight A" mental Pentathlon