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Additional Scholarship Recipients Announced for #NCNC24

March 22, 2024

The National CACFP Sponsors Association is excited to introduce the newest group of scholarship winners for the 2024 National Child Nutrition Conference, April 22-26, 2024!

As part of our ongoing commitment to increasing educational opportunities to the USDA's child nutrition program community, we're pleased to announce this round of scholarships to deliver access to 20+ sessions.

Recipients will be receiving complimentary registration for the virtual conference option. Attendees will have access to over 20 live sessions via Zoom or can watch them on demand until May 15, 2024, with a potential to earn up to 16.5 CEUs. From gathering all together to hear from motivational speakers at General Session, to hearing policy updates from USDA on CACFP and SFSP, there's a wealth of knowledge awaiting our conference attendees!

Registration is still ongoing for #NCNC24 in Orlando and virtually. Join us for a jam-packed schedule of training, networking and fun!


Congratulations to our 2024 Virtual Scholarship Recipients!


Allison Richardt, Christian Church Day Care Center, IN

Andrea Singletary, Summit County Preschool, CO

Angela Burns, Dottie's Daycare, OK

Anita Golden, City of Shawneetown Summer Youth Food Program, IL

Ann Sands, Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services, AL

Antonia Soliz, Avance Houston, TX

April Seibert, Child Nutrition Services, NE

April Spargen, Tinker Tots Preschool, Inc, IA

Beverly Billy, Presbyterian Medical Services, NM

Bobbi Kidd, Dumas Wesley Community Center, AL

Carol Rice, Northeast South Dakota Head Start Program, SD

Carolyn Perez, Sodexo Dinning, CO

Casey Reid, The Learning Center of North Arkansas, AR

Cassie Hill, City of Sanibel, FL

Catherine Norman, Central Montana Head Start, MT

Connie Evenson, Benson Public Schools, MN

Cynthia Green, Programs for Parents, NJ

Debora Held, All Star Academy, OH

Diane Pappacoda, Branford Early Learning Center, CT

Dukan Diew, Story Time Daycare, IA

Ebony Watkins, House of Ruth Maryland, MD

Eldora Jones, Back to Basics Daycare, MS

Emma Coleman, Tullahoma Day Care Center, TN

Fahd Suleman, Riverside Education Center, OH

Greta Hill, Little Friends' Children's Center, MI

Gretel Pernas, RCMA, FL

Gwen Kennard, Little People Learning Center, MS

Isabel Plascencia, Chita’s Kids LLC, ID

Jaimie Crane, CTUIR, OR

Jaleesa Young, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, VA

Jessica Leonard, Myers Prouty Children's Campuses, VT

JoAnn Sampson, Jody's Shining Stars, Inc., NY

Jolynn Wendt, Little Raiders Childcare Center, WI

June Miller, Maxx Kinder Kollege, LLC, NC

Karl Irish Davis, Guam Department of Education, GU

Kasey Forrest, Grand River Area/Carroll County Area YMCA, MO

Kathryn Holstlaw, Clay County Health Department, IL

Kelly Bennett, Family Child Care Home, MN

Kelly Earnhardt, Sabinal ISD, TX

Kelly Poirot, Child Care of the Berkshires North Adams, MA

LaTildra Bullard, Rhyme Time Campus, OK

Le Dawn Stephenson, Powerhouse, MO

Linda Sayenga, Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, PA

Lisa Armstrong, Childcare of the Berkshires, MA

Lori Hartin, Penquis, CAP, INC., ME

Luisia Betts, Betts Busy Bees Daycare, GA

Makayla Plaza, Women and Children's Horizons, WI

Maria Fuentes, Redwood Empire Food Bank, CA

Martha Chaplain, JeffCAP Head Start, LA

Melissa Bevins, SCCAP, NY

Melissa Miller, Sodexo- Oak Harbor Public Schools, WA

Melissa Toscano, Catholic Charities Westside Head Start, AZ

Michele Kennedy, Family Child Care Home, NE

Michelle Perry, Lantern House Homeless Shelter, UT

Miriam Moreno, Share Inc., WA

Monique Salley, Lilies of the Valley Christian Academy, LLC, PA

Natalia Perry, PATCH, HI

Nicole Ruiz, Little Flower Learning Center, NM

Pamala Ganfield, Yurok Tribe Head Start, CA

Raven McSwain, Launch Pad Learning Center, KS

Renee August, The Nurturing Center, MT

Rodney Jackson, Island Grove Christian Day Care, NC

Roshieta Dailey, R&M Child Care, LLC., VA

Ruth Jimenez, Coquille Indian Tribe Head Start, OR

Shandi Coltes, Smart Start Learning Center - Clearfield, UT

Shaneil Adams, Save The Children Head Start, AR

Shaniece Conyers, All Our Kin, CT

Sharaye Lockhart, Kidz Choice Academy, GA

Sonya Odum, Sonya's Family Daycare, MD

Stephanie Watts, Baby Bear Daycare, KS

Tammy Norton, Shooting Stars Learning Program Family Home Child Care, NH

Violet Hart, Children's Place, Inc., WV

Yolanda Livingston, Kidz Connection, ND

Zaneta Alexander, Lifeology AZ, Inc, AZ