CHS teacher John Drake named top 3 finalist for NFHS Network School Broadcast Program Teacher of the Year


John Drake (Photo courtesy Cullman High School)

CULLMAN – John Drake, Cullman High School Broadcast Network sponsor, was named a top three finalist for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network School Broadcast Program Teacher of the Year this week.  The award is given for faculty who offer outstanding service in oversight of broadcast programs at their schools.

Drake teaches AP computer science, multimedia design/publication, business tech applications and multimedia broadcasting.  Additionally, he serves as the school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter sponsor, NFHS network producer, Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) District 8 tech. representative and assistant football coach.

CHS Principal Kim Hall told The Tribune, “Mr. Drake is a leader in technology and broadcast for our school and also in the state.  This past year, the CHS Broadcast Network was awarded the NFHS Elite Program. We were designated as an Elite School, and we were the only school in the state of Alabama to receive that recognition.  He is well deserving of this honor and recognition.”

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Deb Warmuth, from Central Catholic High School in West Virginia, was named the winner. Along with Warmuth and Drake, Christian High School of Knoxville’s Rev B was also a top three finalist.

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