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Nominations Open for 2024 Student Heroes Award

AUSTIN, Texas – February 19, 2024 – The State Board of Education (SBOE) today announced the opening of the nomination window for the 2024 Student Heroes Award.  

Approved by the SBOE in 2015, the Student Heroes Award highlights Texas public school students participating in impactful volunteer service in their communities. Since the award’s inception, nearly 120 Texas public school students with a heart for service have been named Student Heroes. Fifteen students - one per State Board district - receive the award each year, with contributions ranging from initiating inclusive programs for seniors and students with disabilities to facilitating fundraisers for kids receiving medical treatment.   

The SBOE encourages students, teachers, administrators, and community members to nominate any Texas public school students who exemplify the core value of selfless service. To be eligible for nomination, service projects performed by nominees must be voluntary and not associated with any curriculum requirement, school service project, or pre-existing community program. Winners will receive a plaque and a medal from their district’s SBOE member during an awards presentation held at their school. 

Nominations will close on May 4th. More information is available in the nomination guidelines.   

Online Nomination Form 

For questions or additional support, email or call the SBOE Support office at (512) 463-9007.