|The National Association for the Gifted will award one outstanding Virginia student the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award. The Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Awards are funded by the Nicholas Green Foundation and the Nicholas Green Scholarship Fund and are designed to recognize excellence in young children. The award, which includes a certificate and a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, is given in every state each school year. Award recipients are students in grades 3 through 6, who have achieved excellence in one of the following areas of endeavor: leadership, visual/performing arts, or academic achievement. A student may be recommended by a teacher, parent, or civic/religious leader.
The award program was established through funds provided by Maggie and Reg Green to honor the memory of their seven-year-old son Nicholas who was killed in a drive-by shooting while visiting Italy in 1994. The Greens felt it was important to recognize gifts and talents in children who are now at the age that Nicholas as when he died.
Nominees are required to submit the following to VAG for consideration: an application (see below), a non-returnable photo in a sealed envelope, a letter of recommendation (from a teacher, parent, or civic/religious leader), a composition and a signed release form from a parent or guardian.
|The student should write a composition which describes:
The composition will be judged according to the following criteria:
The Virginia Association for the Gifted will present an annual “Parent of the Year” award to a parent whose exemplary contribution to gifted education has affected Virginia’s children, teachers, schools, programs, and/or policies. The award will be presented at the annual conference or seminar.
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The Virginia Association for the Gifted will present an annual “Leader of the Year” award to an individual at any level (parent, teacher, coordinator, administrator, legislator, other) whose exemplary leadership and outstanding contribution to gifted education has affected Virginia’s children, teachers, schools, programs, and/or policies. The award will be presented at the annual conference or seminar.
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The Virginia Association for the Gifted will recognize its regional Outstanding Teachers of the Gifted at the 2013 Conference in Williamsburg, VA. School divisions may select one nominee per 30,000 students enrolled. Contact your local administrator of gifted programs for application materials. Or, you may contact Margaret Gilhooley, VAG Executive Director, at 804-355-5945.
All applications are due to the VAG office no later than March 1, 2013. VAG will select up to one Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted for each of the eight regions in Virginia.