High School Student of the Year Award

We are looking for a remarkable high school student that lives and goes to school in New Hampshire, 18 years of age or younger, who is making an impact in their community, actively engaged in their extracurriculars, and excels in the classroom.

A panel of judges comprised of individuals in the secondary education industry from across the state will select the award recipient.

Self-nominations are discouraged. Past winners of this award are not eligible to win this award again.

2021 Nominations are open through Friday, July 16, 2021!

Please note: There is not an option to save the nomination form. If you’d prefer to print out a copy of the nomination form to prepare your answers prior to submitting, please find a copy of the questions here.

High School Student of the Year Award

  • Please note: to be eligible nominees must be between the ages of 13 and 18 at the time of nomination.
  • This is not a required item, though may serve to be an advantage for the judges when making their final determinations.
  • Tell us what distinguishes this nominee from their peers. What is the sum of their accomplishments or leadership in their school and/or in NH? Include any unique challenges/circumstances the nominee might have faced that has had an impact on their life.
  • Demonstrating a passion to serve others is an important quality this nominee should possess. Nominees should maintain academic excellence while committing their time, energy, and resources to making a difference within their school and/or local community. Provide a summary of nominee’s involvement with civic organizations, community service groups, and extracurricular activities. Include awards of merit received and specific volunteer projects worked on.
  • Provide a summary of your nominee's contributions to their high school. Include a list of honors and awards, certifications, and other recognition.
  • To add your video, please use one of two options. 1) Paste a URL link from YouTube. 2) Please go to this large file transfer website: https://www.transfernow.net/en/ and you need to both send your file to sarah@stayworkplay.org through that site AND paste the "Download Link" below (from your confirmation email from TransferNow). The latter is a free service, no registration or login required.
  • In addition to the online nomination form, please provide at least one letter of recommendation from someone that is not the nominator or a family member.
  • Though this is not required, the panel of judges may use this to make their final determinations.
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