Marc Moran, CSFM, and his turfgrass students at Atlee High School were named the Stars and Stripes Winner again for 2023 with their field design. Their outstanding work garnered almost 700 votes, earning them this well-deserved recognition.
As a result of their victory, Moran has been awarded a complimentary registration to SFMA’s 2024 Conference and Exhibition in Daytona Beach. Notably, the winning design will be showcased at the event, further highlighting their talent and achievements.
Moran has served as the Agriculture/Turf Science teacher at Atlee High School for the last 25 years. He holds a BS in Agricultural Education from Virginia Tech and pursued further education at Penn State University. Notably, Moran, alongside two other teachers, played a pivotal role in developing Virginia’s inaugural Turf Science Curriculum back in 2001. Since then, this program has consistently attracted between 40 and 60 students, with close to 60 enrolled in the current year, proving its enduring success.