FLAG is pleased to announce the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Awards program for the 2016-2017 school year. Originally funded by the Nicholas Green Foundation and NAGC, this award program is designed to recognize distinguished achievement in academics, leadership, or the arts, in children grades 3 through 6. One child in Florida per year will be named the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student and that winner receives a $500 check and a FLAG Certificate of Excellence.
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 started the Distinguished Student Awards because they wanted to recognize young people that are working hard to make the most of their lives and develop their unique gifts and talents, and who are now about the age that Nicholas was when he died. The Nicholas Green Foundation began funding these awards in the 1998-1999 school year.
Students are selected during the school year and the awards are presented at each state’s annual conference. The FLAG conference will be held on September 15-16, 2017, at Flagler College, in St. Augustine, FL. This year's recipient will receive his/her award on Sat., September 16th. FLAG will publish the name of the Distinguished Student in the association newsletter, and the winning student will be featured on the FLAG website. FLAG will also issue a press release to the general media.
FLAG believes that the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Awards inspire children to achieve to their fullest potential, highlight high-ability students, and draw attention to the educational needs of our nation’s gifted and talented students.