Awards & Recognitions

Virginia Association for the Gifted (VAG) Outstanding Student Award

The Virginia Association of the Gifted is a state affiliate of The National Association for the Gifted (NAGC).  The Virginia Association for the Gifted will award one outstanding Virginia student  the Virginia Association for the Gifted (VAG) Outstanding Student Award, which will be acknowledged by the NAGC. 
The Virginia Association for the Gifted (VAG) Outstanding Student Award funded by VAG membership donations Fund and is designed to recognize excellence in young children. The award, which includes a certificate and a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, is given 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.
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.   Applications are due March 1.

 

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The student should write a composition which describes:

  • the activity or interest area for which nominated;
  • how the student became interested/involved;
  • what impact the activity has had on self and on others;
  • how well the interest or activity fulfills a need or solves a problem; and
  • how the student's future plans and goals have been affected by this activity or area of interest.

The composition will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • the interest or activities impact beyond the student;
  • how well the interest or activity fulfills a need or solves a problem; and
how involved the student was in the initiation and implementation of the interest or activity.

 

 

 


Parent of the Year Award

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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Leader of the Year Award

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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Teacher of the Year Award

The award will be presented at the annual conference or seminar. School divisions may select one nominee per 30,000 students enrolled.  Contact your local administrator of gifted programs for application materials.

All applications are due to the VAG office no later than March 1, 2014.  VAG will select up to one Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted for each of the eight regions in Virginia.

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