This weekend Boise State will be honoring its Distinguished Alumni and Alumni Service award winners for 2011. In addition to being recognized at the annual Presidential Gala Friday night, they will also be recognized on the Blue at halftime of the Homecoming game against Air Force. One of the Distinguished Alumni is Steve Decker, who recently retired from teaching fifth grade at Highlands Elementary in Boise. Prior to retiring Steve earned the Red Apple Award from the Boise School District for outstanding teaching, and also earned KTVB’s Seven’s Heroes award for his work with the Interfaith Sanctuary in Boise. Steve earned a Master of Arts in Elementary Education -Curriculum and Instruction in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education –Reading in 1987. We were fortunate enough here at Blue Turf Nation to be able to ask some questions of one our newest Distinguished Alumni.