Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award. Presented by the Kentucky Office of Secretary of State in conjunction with the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Kentucky Department of Education, the award recognizes efforts to promote civic engagement among Kentucky students.

Teachers, school administrators, educational leaders, legislators and community organization leaders who have made notable contributions toward promoting or implementing civic learning to prepare students to be engaged and responsible citizens are eligible for the award.

One finalist is selected from each of 16 regions, and the winner selected from that group will receive a $1,000 award to be used to further his or her civic learning initiatives. The other finalists will each receive $250. The winner and finalists will be recognized at a ceremony held during the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 basketball tournament March 15-19 in Lexington.

The nomination deadline is March 3. Click here for more information and a link to the nomination form.