County will honor six young people for excellence in leadership, perseverance, and service

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 10, 2024) - Each year, Hillsborough County recognizes the many positive contributions made by young people in the community through the Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards (YEA! Awards). Nominations are being accepted now through Sept. 12, 2024.

YEA! Awards nominations can be submitted for both middle and high school students in each of the following categories:

  • Leadership - This award recognizes one middle school student and one high school student who have demonstrated 21st Century skills including: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity in how they led others academically, in extracurricular programs, or in service to the community.
  • Success Despite Difficult Odds - This award recognizes one middle school student and one high school student who have persevered through challenges to make a positive impact on others.
  • Volunteer or Community Service - This award recognizes one middle school student and one high school student who has dedicated substantial time to serving their community.

The nomination form is available for submission online at HCFL.gov/YEA. Nominations will be reviewed by the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women.

The YEA! Awards were created in 2010 to recognize Hillsborough County students for making a difference in their community. Students honored show initiative, innovation, and a commitment to themselves and others, while pursuing excellence in a leadership capacity. This can be demonstrated in academics, community service, athletics, performing arts, conservation, or other areas. The YEA! Awards will be presented by the Board of County Commissioners in October.

For additional information on the YEA! Awards, visit HCFL.gov/YEA.

Posted: 6/10/2024, 6:36:30 PM