Student Heroes Award

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

2022 Student Heroes Award Recipients

2022 Student Heroes - Press Release
2022 Student Heroes Resolution
Student Heroes Slide Show

Nomination Information

To be nominated for this award, the volunteer service project performed by a public or charter school student must not be associated with any curriculum requirement, a school service project, or community program. 

    The nomination period for the 2023 Student Heroes Award is now open until March 31, 2023 at 5 p.m. (CDT).

    The student who earns this award will receive a plaque and a medal 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. Up to 15 students, one from each SBOE member may be recognized. 

    Who may nominate?

    Nominations may be submitted by anyone – such as school personnel, other students, parents, or community members and nominees must be from public or charter schools. 

    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 volunteerism 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 heroes@tea.texas.gov or call the SBOE Support office at (512) 463-9007.

    Past Student Heroes Award Recipients

      2021 Student Heroes - Press Release
      2021 Student Heroes Resolution
      Student Heroes Slide Show (PDF, 10.7MB)

      2020 Student Heroes Resolution
      Student Heroes Slide Show (PDF, 19.5MB)

      2019 Student Heroes - Press Release
      Student Heroes Slide Show (PDF, 6.4MB)

      2018 Student Heroes - Press Release 
      Student Heroes Slide Show (PDF, 2.9MB)

     

    Contact Information

    Lenny Sanchez
    Heroes Program Coordinator
    State Board of Education Support Division
    Texas Education Agency
    (512) 463-9007
    heroes@tea.texas.gov