The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Student Heroes Award.
The Student Heroes awards program recognizes Texas public school students in prekindergarten through high school who do outstanding things to benefit their fellow Texas students.
SBOE Chair Donna Bahorich urged school leaders to nominate those students who are shining examples of good character and citizenship for their communities.
“We have so many wonderful students who give so much of their time to benefit Texas students, schools and communities,” Bahorich said. “These unselfish acts of kindness should be spotlighted and recognized by all.”
One student per each of the 15 State Board of Education districts can be recognized for this annual honor.
Anyone may nominate a public school student for the award. Award requirements include: The service/assistance or good deed must be voluntary and not part of any curriculum, graduation requirements or class or community project.
The service/assistance or good deed must benefit other students in Texas, either individually or as a whole.
The benefit may be to students of one campus, a district or a community.
Recipients of the Student Heroes awards will be announced in May. A certificate of recognition will be awarded to the Student Hero by his or her State Board of Education member. The deadline for nominations is March 11.