Special to The Dallas Examiner
AUSTIN – The State Board of Education has opened nominations for the 2022 Student Heroes Award.
The award program recognizes Texas public school students in Pre-Kindergarten through high school who voluntarily work to assist and/or benefit their fellow Texas students.
Student volunteers possess enormous talents and passion, which they have displayed them in various ways throughout the years. Actions of past recipients include organizing a livestock show for children with special needs, creating and hosting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math literacy camps and webinars, showcasing artwork to raise funds for sensory classroom equipment, publishing a book to encourage perseverance and discipline, and creating “Kindness Projects” that have positively impacted more than 50,000 people.
Up to 15 students – one per State Board of Education district – may receive the award each year. Anyone may nominate a Texas public school student for the Student Heroes award.
Award requirements include the following:
- The service, assistance, and/or good deed must be voluntary and not part of any curriculum, graduation requirement, class, or community project.
- The service, assistance, and/or good deed must benefit other students in Texas, either individually or collectively.
- The benefit may be to students of one campus, district, or community.
Nominations will be accepted through March 31 at 5 p.m.
Recipients of the Student Heroes awards will be announced in June. A plaque and medal will be awarded to each Student Hero by his or her State Board of Education member.
Nomination forms and program guidelines are available at https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/news-and-multimedia/awards/student-heroes-award.
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