I I Winifred Walker-Wagner Distinguished Service Award as in Home Economics Education, 1970 Director of Categorical Programs, Siskiyou County Office Education, Yreka, California Winifred Walker-Wagner has made education, counseling, mentorship, and women's equity the foundation of her life's work. Laying the groundwork for her future of serv ice, Winifred joined a Midland Brownie Troop as a 2nd grader and has been involved in Girl Scouts ever since. In college, she worked as a Girl Scout camp counselor in California, Colorado and in Germany. In 1970,Winifred also had the honor of visiting the Chalet International Girl Scout House in Switzerland. She still remains active in the Girl Scouts of the Permian Basin. After earning her B.S. degree from Texas Tech, she obtained her M.A. in Home Economics from San Francisco State University in 1983 and a second M.A. in Educational Administration from St. Mary's College of California in 1991. Over the years, she has taught junior high and high school, coached girls' sports teams, administered school programs as a principal, directed projects for the California Department of Education Gender Equity Statewide Technical Assistance and Professional Development, facilitated in making decisions for a Siskiyou County Domestic Violence Task Force, served as a delegate at the National Sex Equity Conference in Washington, D.C., served as a board member for mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse, and assisted vocational programs that provide women with job skills that move them from low paying jobs to those that lead them out of poverty. Throughout her career she has been asked to speak internationally on equity issues facing women and lecture at a variety of schools and conferences. Her writ ings have been published in several publications, and she wrote and published "Talking Together," a manual for teens and adults discussing the role of balancing work and home responsibilities. The Siskiyou Association of California School Administrators awarded Freda the Citizen of the Year Award of Excellence in 2003. She has also been presented the Outstanding Member Award from the National Vocational Education Equity Council, Exceptional Leadership and Outstanding Service Award from the California Department of Education, 25 Years of Outstanding Service Award from Etna High School District and Ten-Year Recognition for Contributions to Gender Equity in California. Freda also has been an honored mentor teacher. Winifred and her husband, Bob, live in Etna, California.