Teachers, principals, counselors and other school building personnel can nominate students for the 2012 Daniel J. Evans Civic Education Award until June 1. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will select four students a year for this award, two from western Washington and two from eastern Washington.
Established by the Washington Legislature in 2003, the Daniel J. Evans Civic Education Award is a high honor for Washington state students. Named after former Washington State Governor, Daniel J. Evans, this award recognizes third through 12-grade students for civic leadership in their community and successful completion of an OSPI-developed social studies assessment for civics (formerly known as classroom-based assessments or CBAs).
Any student currently enrolled in a Washington state public or private school may be eligible for nomination of this award. A nominated student must meet the following criteria:
- Successful completion of an OSPI-developed assessment for civics
- Active in civic leadership within the school and/or the community
- Student is enrolled in grades 3–12
Teachers, principals, counselors or other school building personnel can nominate an eligible student. All students must be nominated using the OSPI nomination form; this form is available on the OSPI Web site. It must also include a copy of the student's completed OSPI-developed assessment for civics. (The assessment may include the rubric and/or grading sheet, but is not necessary.)
Completed nominations must be postmarked on or before Friday, June 1. Please ensure that you submit a complete nomination packet.
Nominations will be accepted via mail, facsimile (360-725-6017) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete nominations will not be accepted.
Mail your nomination to:
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Social Studies/International Education Program Office
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200