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Winfield board of education member Ed Trimmer is the 2020 recipient of the Governor’s Award, the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s annual award to an individual for their outstanding contribution to secondary education.

The 2020 presentation was delayed because of the COVID virus. Instead, the presentation was made Wednesday during the back-to-school convocation. KSHSAA executive director Bill Faflick presented the award. 

Trimmer served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2006 to 2018. He served as Minority Whip from 2015 until the end of his tenure. He was the ranking minority member on several committees. His assignments included the Education and Education Budget Committee, along with the KPERS interim study commission and many other assignments. 

Prior to serving in the legislature, Trimmer served 32 years as an award-winning teacher and coach at Winfield High School. His main subject material involved debate and speech and other English/Language Arts courses.

Trimmer was inducted into both the Kansas Debate Coaches Hall of Fame and the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame. He continues to serve students as a member of the Winfield board of education.

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