Student Heroes Award

The Student Heroes program recognizes Texas public school students in prekindergarten through high school who do outstanding works of service to benefit their fellow students, schools, and their communities. One student from each of the 15 State Board of Education (SBOE) districts is recognized for this award.

Nomination Information:

The outstanding works of service performed by the student nominee must be voluntary and must not be associated to any curriculum requirement, a school project, or community program. The student nominee must be enrolled in a Texas public school or charter school.

    The nomination period starts Feb. 12, 2019 and ends on March 12, 2019 at 5 pm (CDT).  

    NOTICE: The original deadline has been extended until March 22, 2019 at 5 pm (CDT).

    The student who earns this award will receive a plaque from his or her SBOE district member. The award presentation typically occurs at a local school assembly, an organization meeting, or in a classroom. The exact date, time and location of the presentation will be determined by the local school district/campus in coordination with the SBOE member. The awards are expected to be made in May-June 2019. Up to 15 students, one from each SBOE member may be recognized. 

    Who may nominate?

    While nominations are limited to Texas public school students, the nominations may be submitted by anyone – such as school personnel, other students, and community members.

    What are the steps for nominating?

    Completely fill out the Student Heroes nomination form. Include all required information, including the nominee's permission to be nominated and have his or her information shared publicly (parent or guardian signature is required for nominees under the age of 18). The nomination form must include an essay submitted by the nominator describing the nominee's outstanding work of service and how it benefited others.

    NOTE: Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please preview your submissions before hitting the "Submit" button on the nomination form to make sure all required field is covered. If submitted properly, you should receive an email copy of your submission and a response that states, "Thank You. Your submission has been received." For questions, please email or call the SBOE Support office at (512) 463- 9007.

      Student Heroes Award Recipients

      2019 Student Heroes - Press Release
        Student Heroes Slide Show (PDF, 6412 KB)

        2018 Student Heroes - Press Release 
        Student Heroes Slide Show (PDF, 2,927 KB)




      Contact Information

      Lenny Sanchez
      Heroes Program Coordinator
      State Board of Education Support Division
      Texas Education Agency
      (512) 463-9007