The Star Excellence Award is the highest honor the Foundation can bestow on an individual. The award consists of $3,000 and engraved vase presented at the Hudson High School Academic Awards ceremony. The honor is designed to recognize teachers or staff members who have demonstrated an unusual commitment to inspire students to reach for difficult and lofty goals. Persons recognized have earned the respect of students, parents and peers through sustained effort, high moral standards and the likelihood of enduring beneficial effects on the students with whom he/she has worked.
Any current or former employee of a not-for-profit school within the Hudson School District boundaries is eligible for nomination. Nominations may be made by any person except employees of the nominee’s school, nominee family members or Foundation Trustees. The nomination form must be submitted by someone who has had a direct experience with the nominee.
Star Excellence Award Criteria
- The basis for nomination is consistent with the mission statement of the Foundation.
- The nomination should address the extraordinary aspects of the nominee (exceptional creativity, extraordinary commitment to students, enduring interest and encouragement for the attainment of worthy objectives, exemplary character, role model, etc.).
- The nomination should contain examples of the worthiness of the nominee.