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The FRIDtastic Awards

These superlative awards recognize and celebrate our FRID members. Think of Senior Superlatives like you would see in a high school yearbook! Nominees and winners will be chosen by you, the membership of FRID. For each category listed below, there will be one winner from each of the four regions (North, South, East, West). Keep in mind, these are intentionally designed to be lighthearted and fun and are not meant to be judgements or perceptions of the skills of interpreters. 

FRIDtastic Evening - Superhero Costume Party! We recognized and celebrated the true, our members! We announced the winners of the FRIDtastic Awards 2018! Also, FRID Board members celebrated our successes and shared our vision for the coming year, and there will be a couple surprise awards. We had some superhero-themed performances by Joel Ortiz (Instagram: @joel_ortiz_spotlight), and had a costume contest for the best superhero (or supervillain) outfit!

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2018 Winners

Hope Diehl, Don Michelin

This is the interpreter that shames the red carpet! They always show up dressed to the nines in today’s hottest trends.

Summer Kleier, Ray Vega

Nobody can rain on this interpreter’s parade! Their cheery disposition makes everyone want to be their new bestie.

Diane Black, Glenna Ashton, Carrie Moore

This altruistic interpreter is always willing to support any cause. From standing in the heat all day to approaching businesses for sponsorship, they are there to help make a difference. “No” is not in this interpreter’s vocabulary!

Summer Kleier, Nicky Macias, Carly Hudson, Candice Johnson

This professional interpreter is at the forefront of change and is bound to be a leader in the community!

Deaf: Marlene Llanes, Amy Ryals, Brian Steinhoff, Sarah Harris

Hearing: Warren Young

This interpreter is new to the field but their star is on the rise. They have what it takes to get certified and continuing growing to infinity and beyond!

Amy Ziev, Shannon Simon

Geared up and ready to take on all types of professional development, this interpreter seems to be at every event. They clearly have an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

George Costa Jr., Haley Tanner

Need a few laughs? This interpreter can turn anyone’s frown upside down!

George Costa Jr., Holli Tempe

Chipped nail? Headache? No matter the trouble, this interpreter has it all! They will supply you with all the antidotes, gadgets or go-to’s you could ever need on the job.

Andrea Crosson, Don Michelin,  Diana Sharpe

Lean on me! With the support of this interpreter, they make the impossible possible! Whether teaming an assignment or needing their advice, this interpreter is always in your corner.

Anthony Verdeja, Carmelo FalĂș, Mimi Penate

Saucy, spirited, and sharp! This audacious interpreter always has their sassy pants on and adds a little spunk to your day.

Mary Healy, Lani Crosby,  Amanda David, 

Carole Lazorisak

This gumptious guru is an interpreter’s most valued asset! They have the expertise and trusted advice to plant the seeds for success and nurture them into full bloom!

Nominations Fine Print:

  • Awards will only be given to FRID members in good standing. Nominees will have until 11:59 PM on September 29, 2018 to activate their membership. If nominee is not a FRID member at that time, they will be disqualified.
  • All members of the FRID Board of Directors are ineligible for any of these awards and will be automatically disqualified.
  • You may nominate yourself for any award.
  • Only one nomination can be made per category per form; however, multiple submissions are allowed.
  • Nominees will be contacted to accept or decline the nomination. If no response is received by the deadline 911:59 PM on September 8, 2018), the person will be disqualified.
  • Nominations will only be accepted through the Google Form.
  • Nominations will close at 11:59 PM on September 15, 2018.
Elections Fine Print:
  • Only current members in good standing may vote.
  • Only one ballot may be filled out per member.
  • Member may vote for candidates from all 4 regions, regardless of whether or not they reside in that region.
  • Voting will close at 11:59 PM on October 20, 2018.
  • Winners will be announced at event in St. Petersburg on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and subsequently posted on social media.
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