YEA Awards

Time is Running Out for YEA! Award Nominations

Teachers, parents, mentors, and friends can nominate outstanding young people for recognition

The March 19 deadline to submit nominations to recognize outstanding young people in Hillsborough County is rapidly approaching. Anybody can nominate a high school or middle school student in one of the following three categories simply by completing this online nomination form.

  • 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 to make a positive impact on others.
  • Volunteer or Community Service - allocating discretionary time to help others or complete a project that has improved our community.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Commission on the Status of Women, which will select six winners to be recognized at a Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners meeting in May. Each nominee will received a letter of congratulations from the Board.

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.

For additional information on the YEA! Awards, visit or contact Hillsborough County Communications & Digital Media at (813) 272-5194.


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