(INDIANAPOLIS) - Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced that she is accepting nominations for the 2012 Hoosier Rising Star Award. The Hoosier Rising Star, created by Lt. Governor Skillman in 2007, acknowledges Hoosier youth who have made a significant difference in their communities.
"Hoosiers are hard-working and compassionate across generations," said Lt. Governor Skillman. "This award celebrates Indiana's outstanding young Hoosiers, many of whom roll up their sleeves and tackle projects that most adults would find intimidating. That kind of leadership ought to be rewarded."
Hoosiers are encouraged to nominate public, private or home-school students across Indiana, enrolled in K-12 during the 2011-2012 school year. Priority will be given to students who have created or led an innovative project that address targeted issues in their communities including economic development, environmental issues, tourism, education, and social issues (abuse, crime, hunger and poverty).
A completed nomination form is required. Nominations forms can be found on the Lt. Governor's website, www.lg.in.gov. Nominations may be supplemented by the student's resume or biography, up to three letters of recommendation and any relevant press clippings. The nomination form and any additional materials must be submitted by March 2, 2012.
For more information on the award and nomination process, visit www.lg.in.gov or call the Lt. Governor's Office at (317) 232-4545.
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