Hillsborough County Seeks Nominations of Outstanding Youth
YEA! Award nominations will be accepted through Feb. 28.
The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners wants to recognize the many positive contributions made by young people in the community through the Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards (YEA! Awards).
Nominations are being accepted now through Feb. 28.
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, the arts, etc.
Success Despite Difficult Odds - overcoming tremendous personal difficulty to attain success and a positive impact on others
Volunteer or Community Service - allocating their discretionary time to helping others or completing a project that has added to the betterment of our community
The YEA! Awards nomination form can be completed and submitted online, or it can be printed and submitted to the Hillsborough County Communications Department, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th Floor, Tampa, FL 33602, or by fax to 813-276-8495. Nominations will be reviewed by the Commission on the Status of Women.
The YEA! Awards were created in 2010 to recognize Hillsborough County students for making a difference in their community. Students honored should 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.
The YEA! Awards will be presented at a Board of County Commissioners meeting in the spring.
Last year’s winners were from Adams, Giunta and Tomlin Middle Schools; Bloomingdale, Chamberlain and Tampa Preparatory High Schools.
For additional information, visit the county website or contact the Hillsborough County Communications Department at 813-274-6787.