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In 2009, [[NASPA]] took over from the [[NSA]] the role of honoring
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Each year at the [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]], the NASPA [[Advisory Board]]
a member of the North American [[SCRABBLE]] community with the title
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honours a NASPA member with the title of [[Michael R. Wise]] Memorial '''Person of the Year''' for
of [[Michael Wise]] Memorial Person of the Year.
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their contributions to our community.
  
 
The following table shows for each year the newsletter issue
 
The following table shows for each year the newsletter issue
number in which the award was announced, the awardee and
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number (if any) in which the award was announced, the awardee and
 
their home state or province.
 
their home state or province.
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{|
 
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!Person of the Year
 
!Person of the Year
 
!Home
 
!Home
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!Notes
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|-
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|valign=top|2017–2018
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|valign=top align=center|08-07-18
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|[[Cornelia Guest]]
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|Connecticut
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|Youth SCRABBLE
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|-
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|valign=top|2016–2017
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|valign=top align=center|07-27-17
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|[[Judy Cole]]
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|Massachusetts
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|[[IContact |NASPA News]] editor
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|-
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|valign=top|2015–2016
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|valign=top align=center|08-25-16
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|[[Dallas Johnson]]
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|Ohio
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|NASC Director 2012 to 2016
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|-
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|-
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|valign=top|2014–2015
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|valign=top align=center|
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|[[Kate Fukawa-Connelly]]
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|New Jersey
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|Founding chair of [[Social Media Committee]]
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|-
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|valign=top|2013–2014
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|valign=top align=center|
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|[[John OLaughlin|John O'Laughlin]] & [[Jason Katz-Brown]]
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|California
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|[http://people.csail.mit.edu/jasonkb/quackle/ Quackle] developers
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|-
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|valign=top|2012–2013
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|valign=top align=center|
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|[[Stefan Fatsis]]
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|D.C.
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|''[[Word Freak]]'' author, SCRABBLE journalist and [[School SCRABBLE]] promoter
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|-
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|valign=top|2011–2012
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|valign=top align=center|
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|[[Michael Thelen]]
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|Utah
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|[[Zyzzyva]] developer
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|-
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|valign=top|2010–2011
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|valign=top align=center|Vol. 3 No. 8
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|[[Annette Tedesco]]
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|New York
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|Tournament organizer
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|-
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|valign=top|2009
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|valign=top align=center|n/a
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|[[John D. Williams, Jr.]] and [[Jane Ratsey Williams]]
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|New York
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|Heads of the [[NSA]], which had administered the award in previous years
 
|-
 
|-
 
|valign=top rowspan=2|2008
 
|valign=top rowspan=2|2008
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|[[Seth Lipkin]]
 
|[[Seth Lipkin]]
 
|Massachusetts
 
|Massachusetts
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|valign=middle rowspan=2|Co-developers of [http://cross-tables.com cross-tables.com]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Keith Smith]]
 
|[[Keith Smith]]
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|-
 
|-
 
|2007
 
|2007
|?
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|align=center|218
|Chris Cree
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|[[Chris Cree]]
 
|Texas
 
|Texas
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|Then NSA Ombudsman. Prior to this year, the award was known as the Michael R. Wise Director of the Year award.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|2006
 
|2006
|210
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|align=center|210
|John Chew
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|[[John Chew]]
 
|Ontario
 
|Ontario
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|NSA Webmaster, [[Tsh |TSH]] developer, club and tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|2005
 
|2005
|202
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|align=center|202
 
|[[Sherrie Saint John]]
 
|[[Sherrie Saint John]]
 
|Massachusetts
 
|Massachusetts
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|2004
 
|2004
|193
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|align=center|193
 
|[[Matthew Hopkins]]
 
|[[Matthew Hopkins]]
 
|Pennsylvania
 
|Pennsylvania
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|2003
 
|2003
|187
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|align=center|187
|[[Larry Rand & Barbara Van Alen]]
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|[[Larry Rand]] and [[Barbara Van Alen]]
 
|Arizona
 
|Arizona
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|Tournament directors
 
|-
 
|-
 
|2002
 
|2002
|177
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|align=center|177
 
|[[Carol Ravichandran]]
 
|[[Carol Ravichandran]]
 
|Michigan
 
|Michigan
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|2001
 
|2001
|170
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|align=center|170
|[[R.A. Fontes & Ruth Hamilton]]
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|[[RA Fontes]] and [[Ruth Hamilton]]
 
|Oregon
 
|Oregon
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|Tournament director (and in the case of Fontes, [[TMENU]] developer)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|2000
 
|2000
|163
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|align=center|163
 
|[[Mary Rhoades]]
 
|[[Mary Rhoades]]
 
|Texas
 
|Texas
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1999
 
|1999
|155
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|align=center|155
 
|[[Margaret Bauer Williams]]
 
|[[Margaret Bauer Williams]]
 
|New Jersey
 
|New Jersey
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|valign=top rowspan=2|1998
 
|valign=top rowspan=2|1998
|valign=top rowspan=2|148
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|valign=top align=center rowspan=2|148
|Mady Garner
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|[[Mady Garner]]
 
|Tennessee
 
|Tennessee
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|valign=middle rowspan=2|Tournament directors. Prior to this year, the award was known simply as the Director of the Year award.
 
|-
 
|-
Bernard Gotlieb
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|[[Bernard Gotlieb]]
 
|Québec
 
|Québec
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1997
 
|1997
|137
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|align=center|137
 
|[[Gwen Bishop]]
 
|[[Gwen Bishop]]
 
|California
 
|California
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1996
 
|1996
|129
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|align=center|129
 
|[[Siri Tillekeratne]]
 
|[[Siri Tillekeratne]]
|Calgary, Canada
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|Alberta
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1995
 
|1995
|121
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|align=center|121
 
|[[Bonnie Rudolph]]
 
|[[Bonnie Rudolph]]
 
|Arizona
 
|Arizona
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1994
 
|1994
|113
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|align=center|113
 
|[[Johnny Nevarez]]
 
|[[Johnny Nevarez]]
 
|California
 
|California
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1993
 
|1993
|105
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|align=center|105
 
|[[Michael Wise]]
 
|[[Michael Wise]]
|Toronto, Canada
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|Ontario
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1992
 
|1992
|97
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|align=center|97
 
|[[Ron Tiekert]]
 
|[[Ron Tiekert]]
 
|New York
 
|New York
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1991
 
|1991
|91
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|align=center|91
 
|[[George Heussenstamm]]
 
|[[George Heussenstamm]]
 
|California
 
|California
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1990
 
|1990
|84B
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|align=center|84B
|[[K.C. Kozlowski Hoffmeister]]
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|[[K C Kozlowski Hoffmeister|K.C. Kozlowski Hoffmeister]]
 
|Florida
 
|Florida
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|Tournament director
 
|-
 
|-
 
|1989
 
|1989
|81
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|align=center|81
 
|[[Stan Rubinsky]]
 
|[[Stan Rubinsky]]
 
|California
 
|California
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|Tournament director
 
|}
 
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Latest revision as of 20:35, 13 August 2018

Each year at the North American SCRABBLE Championship, the NASPA Advisory Board honours a NASPA member with the title of Michael R. Wise Memorial Person of the Year for their contributions to our community.

The following table shows for each year the newsletter issue number (if any) in which the award was announced, the awardee and their home state or province.

Year Issue Person of the Year Home Notes
2017–2018 08-07-18 Cornelia Guest Connecticut Youth SCRABBLE
2016–2017 07-27-17 Judy Cole Massachusetts NASPA News editor
2015–2016 08-25-16 Dallas Johnson Ohio NASC Director 2012 to 2016
2014–2015 Kate Fukawa-Connelly New Jersey Founding chair of Social Media Committee
2013–2014 John O'Laughlin & Jason Katz-Brown California Quackle developers
2012–2013 Stefan Fatsis D.C. Word Freak author, SCRABBLE journalist and School SCRABBLE promoter
2011–2012 Michael Thelen Utah Zyzzyva developer
2010–2011 Vol. 3 No. 8 Annette Tedesco New York Tournament organizer
2009 n/a John D. Williams, Jr. and Jane Ratsey Williams New York Heads of the NSA, which had administered the award in previous years
2008 225 Seth Lipkin Massachusetts Co-developers of cross-tables.com
Keith Smith Texas
2007 218 Chris Cree Texas Then NSA Ombudsman. Prior to this year, the award was known as the Michael R. Wise Director of the Year award.
2006 210 John Chew Ontario NSA Webmaster, TSH developer, club and tournament director
2005 202 Sherrie Saint John Massachusetts Tournament director
2004 193 Matthew Hopkins Pennsylvania Tournament director
2003 187 Larry Rand and Barbara Van Alen Arizona Tournament directors
2002 177 Carol Ravichandran Michigan Tournament director
2001 170 RA Fontes and Ruth Hamilton Oregon Tournament director (and in the case of Fontes, TMENU developer)
2000 163 Mary Rhoades Texas Tournament director
1999 155 Margaret Bauer Williams New Jersey Tournament director
1998 148 Mady Garner Tennessee Tournament directors. Prior to this year, the award was known simply as the Director of the Year award.
Bernard Gotlieb Québec
1997 137 Gwen Bishop California Tournament director
1996 129 Siri Tillekeratne Alberta Tournament director
1995 121 Bonnie Rudolph Arizona Tournament director
1994 113 Johnny Nevarez California Tournament director
1993 105 Michael Wise Ontario Tournament director
1992 97 Ron Tiekert New York Tournament director
1991 91 George Heussenstamm California Tournament director
1990 84B K.C. Kozlowski Hoffmeister Florida Tournament director
1989 81 Stan Rubinsky California Tournament director