Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 NKY Excellence in Education Celebration Awards



Nominations are now open for the NKY Excellence in Education Celebration 2022 Awards. On April 27, 2022, the Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will co-host the annual celebration to honor students, educators, community partners and leaders. exceptional business in our community. To nominate an individual or company, please visit

“Each year we celebrate the best of the best in education,” said Dr. Randy Poe, executive director of the Northern Kentucky Education Council. “We honor extraordinary teachers, counselors, administrators and school staff for their dedication to the development, education and care of students and their families. We recognize students for their academic careers and outstanding achievements. And we spotlight the individuals and companies who have given their time, talents and treasures to support student success. Now more than ever, these people need to know how much our community values ​​them and their efforts to help our children grow academically, socially and emotionally.

Nominations for the following awards must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 17, 2021.

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• Pomme d’Or Prize: The Golden Apple Awards recognize exemplary full-time or part-time teachers with a minimum of three years of experience in public, parochial, private, early childhood, elementary, middle, high school or secondary schools in Boone, Campbell , Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen or Pendleton counties. The term “teacher” includes anyone for whom certification is required. Applicants must demonstrate leadership within the school and / or community, commitment to professional growth and development, and ability to implement differentiated learning strategies. Director / principal approval is required.

• Student services prices: The Student Services Awards recognize representatives of schools who have been responsible for innovations in counseling or program development aimed at supporting the professional, personal / social and academic development of all students, including, but not limited to to this limit, counselors, family resource and youth services coordinators, school therapists, etc. Applicants are expected to demonstrate leadership, advocacy and collaboration in their work and promote equity and access to rigorous educational opportunities and experiences for all students to maximize student success. Principal’s approval is required.

• AD Albright Director of the Year Award: The AD Albright Director of the Year Award recognizes an administrator who makes a difference by promoting educational excellence in northern Kentucky. An administrator can include, but is not limited to, ECC directors, principals, superintendents, regional vocational directors, guidance counselors, college deans, or school college presidents. public or private. Applicants may serve in elementary, secondary, vocational, post-secondary or college institutions. Applicants must demonstrate their leadership and professional achievements in the field of education, their ability to implement innovative programs and initiatives, and their collaboration with community partners and stakeholders. The approval of the college superintendent / dean or president is required.

• Award for extraordinary service: The Extraordinary Service Award recognizes non-administrative, uncertified or classified support staff (secretary, bus driver, maintenance staff, cafeteria staff, etc.) who demonstrate extraordinary service, make a difference positive every day, cares about people and leads by example. Applicants may serve in early childhood institutions, elementary, secondary, vocational, post-secondary or college schools. The approval of the college principal / principal / superintendent / dean or president is required.

• Commercial engagement of the year award: The Business Engagement of the Year award recognizes a local business that is engaged in a Northern Kentucky school and is dedicated to improving student outcomes through high impact partnership activities such as mentoring, internships, twinning, STEM activities, literacy coaching, Junior Achievement, Lego Premier League, service learning, etc.

• Robert J. Storer Award for Business and Education Champion: The Robert J. Storer Business-Education Champion Award is presented to an individual (business or non-profit representative) who has contributed to the northern Kentucky educational community by participating in ongoing education initiatives, advocating for a world-class education system, or generously share resources, knowledge and skills.

Those nominated for the awards listed above will be invited to complete an award request process.

Applications for the following high school awards must be submitted by 5:00 PM on January 21, 2022. Please note that student applications must be submitted by a representative of the school.

• Academic Star Awards: The Academic All-Star Awards recognize high school students in Northern Kentucky who excel in their studies. Nominees will be judged based on GPA, ACT / SAT scores, course load difficulty, extracurricular participation, and recommendations.

• Career and Technical All-Star Awards: The Career & Technical All-Star Awards recognize high school students in northern Kentucky who excel in their careers or technical fields. Applicants will be judged on the description of the course load, internship / work-study experience and recommendations.

• Student leadership award: The Student Leadership Awards recognize high school students in Northern Kentucky who exhibit exemplary leadership characteristics. Applicants will be judged on their leadership experience including, but not limited to, leadership positions in student organizations / clubs, sports and / or community organizations. In addition, the required recommendations will also be taken into account.

• Against all odds: The Against All Odds Awards recognize high school students in Northern Kentucky who have overcome obstacles to succeed in their studies. A recommendation citing specific examples of the student’s ability to overcome significant obstacles, as well as an essay by the student will be considered.

The winners will be announced in early March and the prizes will be presented at the NKY Excellence in Education celebration. For more information, please contact the Northern Kentucky Education Council at [email protected] or visit

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