Brad Griffin (pictured left with Dr. Jane Frick), December 2010, Missouri Western BSE English graduate, was honored by the Missouri Association of Teachers of English, as a 2011 Robert J. Greef Award winner.
The award is given annually to outstanding English education seniors for their academic excellence in the field of English education, leadership, and character.
Brad and five other outstanding graduates from around the state (pictured right) received their awards at this year's Write to Learn Conference for language arts teachers, held at Tan-Tar-A Conference Center on March 3.
We are told that Brad's award was nicer than the others', though this can not be confirmed. Brad also maintains that the MWSU mascot is named for his family but was somehow spelled incorrectly. Sources are being checked.