Crystal 'E' Award

2016 Crystal `E’ Award Winner Is…

The 2016 ETHS Boosters Crystal E Award was presented to Jeff Hannan, Director of the Speech and Debate Team. In addition to his duties as Head Coach of the newly combined Speech and Debate Team, Mr. Hannan is an AVID teacher and academic support specialist, and has been coaching at ETHS since 2008.

Mr. Hannan received an overwhelming number of nominations from both former and current students, as well as parents. In reading through the nominations, it was easy to see that mutual respect, trust and an unflagging sense of humor are the cornerstones of his coaching and mentoring. As one parent describes, “It is never about him. It is always about his students, and that selfless investment makes him an incredibly positive influence.”

Under Mr. Hannan’s leadership, the Speech and Debate Team has been recognized as an NSDA Debate School of Excellence coming in the top 20 schools in the nation.

“He challenges us, but does not push us beyond our limit,” explains one of his students. “He teaches us to accept defeat because his main goal is not to have us win but, instead, to have us improve as debaters, public speakers and citizens of the world. I am grateful to him for everything I have learned, and I know it will help me in my life ahead.”

Congratulations, and many thanks to Mr. Hannan for his many years of unwavering and outstanding service!

The Crystal ‘E’ has been given to outstanding coaches and club sponsors since 1999

The Crystal ‘E’ Award is sponsored by the Boosters and presented annually to the coach or extracurricular activity sponsor, as nominated by students, parents or staff, who exhibits extraordinary support for the students of ETHS. This award is given in recognition of the spirit these persons exhibit in helping students to achieve their best in the classroom, in their extracurricular activities, and in their lives

The award resides in the Main office at ETHS, and is engraved with the names of each year’s recipient.

1999 Nat Bilsky
2000 Malykke Bacon
2001 Char Shaw
2002 David Fodor, PhD
2003 Paul Pryma
2004 Mychael Wylie
2005 (no award)
2006 Fenton Gunther
2007 Mary Therese Reed and Rudy Salinas
2008 Richard Dempsey
2009 Chester Jones
2010 Bruce Romain
2011 Casey Scherrer
2012 Dr. David Fodor and Jeffrey Hannan
2013 Ken Lewandowski and Tom Doan
2014 Kiril Mirintchev and Pam MacPherson
2015 Matt Moran
2016 Jeff Hannan

Nominations can be made at any time during the school year, between September 1 and May 1 by filling out the nomination form at the following link:

The winner is announced at the ETHS Staff Luncheon in June.


Crystal 'E' Award