Hawkins receives award from agricultural educators

Sen. Brad Hawkins has been honored for his efforts to help students learn about agriculture.

Hawkins, who serves the 12th District, received the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators.

“I’m very honored to receive this award and really appreciate the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators for selecting me,” said Hawkins, the ranking Republican on the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. “I’ve always prided myself on supporting both education and agriculture, so it was very special to receive it.”

Jennifer Crane, an agriculture science teacher at Eastmont Junior High School in East Wenatchee, presented Hawkins with the award in her classroom Tuesday.

Hawkins has received other recognition for his support of agriculture, including the Legislative Champion Award from the Washington State Tree Fruit Association in 2017.