WENATCHEE — GWATA, North Central Washington’s Technology Alliance, this week announced the nominees for its annual Innovator Awards.

The awards, which have been presented for 19 years, will be given out at a luncheon Sept. 25. More information can be found at gwata.org.

Nominees for 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year are:

  • Heath Frazier, Chief Fitness
  • Jordan Lindstrom and Scott Ptolemy, Web Guidz
  • Kelsey Guy and Shai Newaz, Rotten Apple
  • Hayley and Grant Stoebner, 509 Bierwerks
  • Brittany and Matthew Tait, OsteoStrong
  • Jeff Soehren, Blue Spirits Distilling

The nominees for 2019 Innovative Use of Technology in Business are:

  • Dr. David Daniel, Confluence Health
  • Applied Innovation
  • Accor Technology
  • NCWLIFE Channel
  • Foray Coffee
  • David Yancey (Wenatchee School District)
  • North Central Regional Library STE(A)M Team
  • JT’s Parts & Accessories
  • Automated Ag
  • Icicle Brewing Co.
  • FocusGeo

Nominees for 2019 STEM Champion of the Year are:

  • Mitzi Southard, Wenatchee High School
  • Ines Hanrahan, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission
  • Dr. Dave Bennatt, Wenatchee Valley College
  • Bob Bauer and Debbe Gallaher, Chelan PUD
  • Lara Hays, Wenatchee School District
  • Aaron Hansen, Icicle River Middle School

Nominees for 2019 STEM College Student Innovator of the Year are:

  • Ashlynn Burgess, Ashley Heuchert and Reuben Hart, Wenatchee Valley College
  • Amanda Jeffries, Wenatchee Valley College
  • Microbiology Class, Wenatchee Valley College
  • Ayden and Kai Bailey, Wenatchee Valley College
  • Michell Valdivia, Central Washington University
  • 2019 Future Technology Leader of the Year nominees are:
  • Connor O’Grady and Teagan Short, Wenatchee School District
  • Megan Clausen and Devyn Smith, Manson High School
  • Frida Gallegos, Wenatchee High School
  • Miranda Nayak and Ella Gebers, Foothills Middle School
  • Kayleigh Elder, Christine Keeley, Nathan Hinkle, Beth Okamoto, Max Horrell and Kady Murray, Almira, Coulee and Hartline Middle School

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