Pinellas County Seeks Young Hero Nominations
Now in its fourth year, the Pinellas County Schools' Young Hero Award is open for nominations. The district has honored 18 Young Heroes since this award-winning recognition program began in 2007. Three more students will join the honorees this fall. The district selects three winners (one elementary, one middle and one high school student) per each semester.
This award spotlights students who have shown academic achievement, community involvement or strength of character. It's also away for our community to know about our students and to offer assistance to our Young Heroes. In return, many lives are touched through their stories and are inspired to "push on" for their own personal goals and achievements. Chairman and CEO of DITEK, Robert McIntyre's generosity provided the Young Heroes Award recipients with a $500 Savings Bond. Winning students will be recognized through video, print, and web; and will be introduced at the January 25, 2011 school board meeting. Any K-12 student who lives in Pinellas County and attends a public school is eligible for the award. Nominations may come from parents, teachers, principals, coaches, volunteers, SAC/PTA members, or members of the community. The nomination deadline is November 19.
To get a nomination form, visit the district website: www.pcsb.org under "PCS News" or call the communications office at (727) 588-6122.
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