Last Chance to Nominate an Outstanding Student for the YEA! Awards
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2023) - Monday is the last day to nominate an outstanding student for Hillsborough County's YEA! Awards.
Each year, Hillsborough County recognizes the many positive contributions made by young people in the community through the Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards (YEA! Awards). Nominations for the awards are being accepted through 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18.
YEA! Awards nominations can be submitted for both middle and high school students in each of the following categories:
- Leadership - demonstrating positive impact on others in an ongoing endeavor, such as sports, academics, or the arts.
- Success Despite Difficult Odds - overcoming tremendous personal difficulty to attain success and make a positive impact on others.
- Volunteer or Community Service - allocating discretionary time to help others or complete a project that has improved the community.
The nomination form is available for submission online at HCFLGov.net/YEA.
Nominations will be reviewed by the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women (COSW). The COSW was created to study and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on issues pertaining to the status of women, including discrimination, employment, education, day care, and health care, and is comprised of BOCC appointees and representatives from women-serving groups in Hillsborough County.
The YEA! Awards were created in 2010 to recognize Hillsborough County students for making a difference in their community. Students honored show initiative, innovation, and a commitment to themselves and others, while pursuing excellence in a leadership capacity. This can be demonstrated in academics, community service, athletics, performing arts, conservation, or other areas. Students in both public and private schools are eligible, as well as those who are home-schooled.
For additional information on the YEA! Awards, visit HCFLGov.net/YEA.