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Nominate a Student Volunteer for the 2023 Student Heroes Award

AUSTIN – December 8, 2022 – The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Student Heroes Award.

The Student Heroes Award program recognizes Texas public school students in prekindergarten through high school who voluntarily work to assist or benefit their fellow Texas students.

Student volunteers possess enormous passion and talents that are displayed in numerous ways. Actions of past recipients include organizing a project that distributed 350 care bags to the homeless and unsheltered, advocating for safe teen driving by successfully promoting an app, establishing a foundation to provide support to cancer patients and their families while receiving treatment, collecting supplies for disaster relief in hard-hit areas, and launching an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about mental health. 

Up to 15 students – one per State Board of Education district – may receive the award each year. Anyone may nominate a Texas public school student for the award.

Award requirements include the following:

  • The service, assistance, and/or good deed must be voluntary and not part of any curriculum, graduation requirement, class, or community project.
  • The service, assistance, and/or good deed must benefit other students in Texas, either individually or collectively.
  • The benefit may be to students of one campus, district, or community.

Nominations will be accepted through March 31, 2023, at 5 p.m. (CST).

Recipients of the Student Heroes awards will be announced in June. A plaque and medal will be awarded to each Student Hero by his or her State Board of Education member.

Nomination forms and program guidelines are available at and-multimedia/awards/student-heroes-award.

The online nomination form can be accessed directly at nomination-form.

For more information, please email or call (512) 463-9007.