The 2006 winners, chosen from 41 finalists, were honored at a Gala in Washington, DC on June 13, 2006. This year's Gala was held at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Celebrity talent presented the awards, including:
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In addition to the 13 winners, the evening honored Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein, Federal Communications Commission, the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, United States Senate, and Marsha Barbour, Mississippi's First Lady for their contributions to education.
During their time in Washington, winners and their guests met with national education organization leaders, and had an opportunity to meet with their Members of Congress and/or staff to share more about their winning projects.
Listen to Podcast Interviews with the 2006 winners
2005 GALA EVENT
Last year's Gala was held May 17, 2005 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
The 2005 winners mingled with celebrity presenters, Members of Congress and cable industry executives during the cocktail reception.
Following a special awards presentation to U.S. Speaker of the House, J. Dennis Hastert, the winners and their work were honored during a special awards show.
The event was hosted by A&E Television Network's Bill Kurtis, with appearances by Food Network's Marc Summers, CNN's Wolf Blitzer, ESPN's John Anderson, BET's Jeff Johnson and Comedy Central's Ted Alexandro. [View photographs]
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