Year Honored: 1995
At the time of the Award, Wayne Erfle was:Teacher
Rapelje High School
Wayne Erfle teaches technology at Rapelje High School in Rapelje. When he received the grant that enabled him to teach a Special Problems" class that eventually developed into Project Zeus, he created a school-wide program that has introduced all the students in the small and agricultural-based community of Rapelje to space studies and to the latest in technology. The integrated instruction project, which centers on the design, construction, and computer-controlled launch of rockets, was honored by IBM/Technology and others as one of the nation's 16 best technology studies. Mr. Erfle is also the director of Tech Prep, a system that allows students to receive college credit for specific high school courses, and the director of School to Work, an on-site work program for high school seniors.