So what is the Fred Noonan Award? It’s an award for locals or professions who are often the unrecognized people behind an achievement, accomplishment or job well done. We all know “shadow” people who don’t get recognized for their contributions and selfless hard work. People who bust their tails for the bosses and seldom get due credit or fairly compensated. If you know of someone or a profession that qualifies, send us your nomination. (Be careful, the people who did get the credit may not be happy. Check with the person you’re nominating prior to submitting the article.) Or, simply nominate a particular profession. Click “Continue reading” to see the first award.