Winners of the award will be introduced on stage at a celebratory banquet December 11, 2019 at the 2019 OELAS Conference in Tucson. Their stories will be shared with the conference attendees and Arizona Department of Education leadership. The students are also given the opportunity to speak briefly. Teachers, administrators, and parents are invited to be in attendance. Students unable to attend in person are still eligible; alternate arrangements may be made. The students' stories may also be shared on the OELAS website. Students selected as Honorable Mentions for the award will also be honored on our website.
If you know of a student who deserves this honor, please complete the nomination form by October 4, 2019. Unfortunately, nominations received after that date cannot be considered. Selections will be made and notifications sent by mid-November. Please email OELASConference@azed.gov with any questions.