The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) and the National Association for Gifted Education (NAGC) are pleased to announce the KAGE/NAGC – Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Awards program for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Originally funded by the Nicholas Green Foundation and NAGC, this award program is designed to recognize a child who has distinguished achievement not only in academics, leadership, or the arts but has also made a contribution to the community at a level beyond that which is expected of the child’s age group. The awards program is open to children in grades 3 through 6.
The Nicholas Green Foundation was established by Maggie and Reg Green to honor the memory of their seven-year-old son, Nicholas, who was killed in a drive-by shooting while visiting Italy in 1994. The Greens felt it was important to recognize gifts and talents in children who are now at the age that Nicholas was when he died. KAGE is pleased that the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will continue its partnership with KAGE. KHEAA will award to the student a $500 Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT) Entity Account to be used only for furthering educational opportunities through some form of post secondary education.
1. Students must be enrolled in grades 3, 4, 5, or 6 at the time of nomination.
2. The student demonstrates outstanding contribution(s) to the community at a level beyond that which is expected of the student’s age group.
The award recipient will be honored at the KAGE Annual Conference in February 2012.
Please contact the KAGE office if you have any questions.