The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers. And with the help of high school students across the country, our impact is stronger than ever - and growing.
Formerly the iconic Students of the Year campaign, Student Visionaries of the Year is a groundbreaking philanthropic leadership development program for high school students. Every year, courageous young leaders embark on an exciting 7-week journey with a goal to create a world without blood cancers, striving to earn the Student Visionary of the Year title.
The Student of the Year Campaign is a six to eight week initiative in which nominated high school students, or teams of 2-3 students, participate in a fundraising challenge to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Candidates raise money in honor of a young, local patient hero who is battling or in remission from a blood cancer. The candidate or team who raises the most money at the end of the program is named Student of the Year for their local chapter.
This year, school systems from all across the state submitted nominations to the state-level Teacher and Principal of the Year process. From this impressive group, the Department is proud to announce the 2024 Teacher and Principal of the Year Semifinalists.
The Department searched for the inaugural Early Childhood Teacher and Leader of the Year honorees. Candidates were early childhood education Teachers or Leaders of the Year who serve any birth-five year old economically-disadvantaged children, children who are in publicly-funded programs, children who have disabilities, and/or children who are experiencing homelessness, by working in a Type III child care center, an Early Head Start or Head Start Center, or in a Family Child Care site participating in the LDOE Family Child Care (FCC) Pilot.
The recommendation process for the 2022-2023 school year has closed.The educators selected for the Louisiana Exemplary Educator Recognition Program will be announced in the fall. Thank you to all school systems that submitted recommendations!
The Louisiana Department of Education recognizes that many outstanding students are enrolled in public, private, or charter schools throughout the state of Louisiana. To acknowledge these accomplishments, the Department, in conjunction with the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, annually honors one incredible fifth, eighth, and twelfth grade student based on their leadership, academic performance, achievements, citizenship, and service to the school and community.
School systems who meet the above criteria should complete the Purple Star School Award form. Schools that earn the designation will be provided a printed certificate, a digital badge, and a digital badge will be added to the school's page on Louisiana School Finder. Please note, SchoolFinder is updated three times a year.For additional information please contact email@example.com.
Two Louisiana juniors or seniors will be chosen to attend the 61st annual U.S. Senate Youth Program) either in Washington D. C or online during the week of March 4-11, 2022. Upon completion of all on-site events or online meetings, these two delegates will each receive a $10,000 education scholarship. Juniors or seniors may qualify to apply through leadership positions they hold during the 2022-2023 school year per the USSYP official criteria for the current academic school year. All student leadership qualifying positions are subject to the judgment of the state selection administrator and will be verified and confirmed. Students nominated by their principals must submit an application and a portfolio of required information to the Louisiana Department of Education by Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school students selected on the basis of outstanding scholarship. This is a recognition program, not a scholarship program. The 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be selected by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion.
In order to recommend students for nomination to the program, school systems are required to submit to the LDOE a parental release form for each nominated student and a nomination letter for each nominated student not to exceed one page for each student. The nomination letter must be sent on school or school system letterhead and signed by the school system leader. Full instructions may be found in the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar Program Information Guide.
Nomination letters are due to LDOE by 4 p.m. November 23, 2022. School systems should submit nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: U.S. Presidential Scholar Program. Submissions that do not include the completed parental release form will not be accepted. It is recommended that school systems review the LDOE evaluation rubric prior to nominating students.Please contact email@example.com with questions.
One student from a MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership member school who is involved in student council/government, class council, leadership class, or honor society is selected by the student Board of Delegates as the Student of the Year.
Students are selected based on criteria that measure academic achievement, leadership skills, character, and service to their schools and communities. Regional selection committees also use student-made portfolios of accomplishments, along with student writing samples and interviews to assess the communications and critical thinking skills of each candidate.
Finalists were selected among student of the year winners from schools across the state. All Louisiana schools were eligible to submit one candidate. Students compete with their peers at the school system level and may advance to the zone and regional competitions.
The outstanding students of the year listed below are undergraduate and graduate students selected by their academic units. The awards recognize well-rounded, active student-scholars who have made contributions to their academic program, university and community.
Candidates must be an IIDA Student Member in good standing for a minimum of one year. The recipient must be available to attend IIDA virtual events during the week of NeoCon, including the Annual Meeting, and the Student Charette and Winners Reception. Additionally, the recipient will need to be available to participate in a one-week of professional development experience with OFS at a time and location agreed on by both parties.
Teachers, organization leaders, and parents will nominate eligible students who have taken their knowledge and created classroom or community-based projects based on George Washington's story, legacies, or civic contributions.
Not one for making powerful speeches, George Washington often chose to lead through his actions. Dedicating over 40 years of his life to his country, Washington illustrated his belief in putting public service to a greater community above personal gain.
Alessandro Rocchi, a senior poultry science major, received the award in Atlanta, Georgia, during the USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program held in conjunction with the 2023 International Production and Processing Expo. This nationally competitive award is given to a student pursuing a career in poultry science who has excelled in their time during college with great promise to make a large contribution to the industry.
The Frank Perdue Scholarship Student of the Year is awarded by the USPOULTRY Foundation in remembrance of Frank Perdue for his dedication to young people studying poultry science. The first place student is recognized as the highest ranked graduating senior across all universities nationwide.
\"The award is particularly special to me as my mentor, Guillermo 'Memo' Tellez Jr., won this award his senior year,\" Rocchi said. \"I felt as though it would be my duty to carry on his legacy as his mentee. This award also represents the amazing experiences I have had during my time here and the relationships I have built with my advisers and fellow students.\"
\"I thought Alessandro was a great candidate for this award based on his excellent accomplishments and demonstrated success in the poultry science program as a student, researcher, scientist, research assistant and leader,\" Erf said. \"He developed a rigorous and challenging academic program and maintained an outstanding GPA of 3.98 over the past seven semesters. Alessandro has made the best of the opportunities provided and has done so with great motivation, resourcefulness, hard work, enthusiasm and commitment.\"
Rolston, a renowned Canadian environmental designer, led the Together in Diversity and Design workshop, exploring equity, empathy and compassion with students through a design reflection of their space.
Serena Shah, a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine third-year M.D./M.B.A. student, was named UM's Graduate Student of the Year at the Eighth Annual Toppel Career Award Ceremony, held this month. The award honors a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding dedication to professional development and scholarly projects.
Zane Cooper is the Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) student of the year. Zane was an officer or involved in multiple Cal Poly clubs including the Society of American Foresters, the logging team, and the Student Association of Fire Ecology. He also worked as a firefighter for CalFire and was an NRES TA. Even with all his classes and school related extracurriculars, Zane still has time to enjoy his hobbies of playing guitar, ukulele, and even a little piano. The ability to balance all of this along with earning the respect of his peers and professors alike has earned him the well-deserved honor of the FNR student of the year. 781b155fdc