Nominations Sought for City’s 2020 SWAGGER Awards to Recognize Students Who Act Generously, Grow and Earn Respect

(BLOOMINGTON) – The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Children and Youth (CSCY) is seeking nominations for the 2020 SWAGGER (Students Who Act Generously, Grow, and Earn Respect) Awards.

These awards recognize and celebrate personal growth, generosity, and the development of respect. 

Successful nominees are students who show commitment to certain causes or display actions that have improved their lives and/or the lives of others around them. 

Educators, clergy, friends, neighbors, relatives, and others are encouraged to nominate a student who lives or attends school within the Monroe County Community School Corporation district.  

2019 winners are Teagan Hanna, Alexandra Daley, Weston Harris, and Naomi Young

Nominations for the 2020 SWAGGER Awards are being accepted through Friday, October 16 for children and youth in the four following age groups: K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12. Nomination forms are available at this link but, in keeping with current public health guidelines, will not be available in person. Please contact Safe and Civil City Program Director Shatoyia Moss at or 812-349-3559 if you are unable to access the online application.

CSCY recognizes the enormous emotional, physical, and economic toll the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and climate change have taken on the Bloomington community, together with communities around the country.  This year, the Commission has chosen to recognize area youth for their actions taken in service of solutions to these crises, that extend beyond traditional community service and organizational involvement. The CSCY requests that nominators be creative in selecting underrecognized youth in our community who are making a difference during this challenging time.

Nominators will have an option to attach a short video to their submission form that will be included during the presentation of the award winners at a virtual ceremony on Thursday, November 5. Available at the CSCY Facebook page, the program will recognize SWAGGER Award winners and report on the progress of additional youth initiatives, including the Teen Round Table and other upcoming youth initiatives. Information about the 2019 SWAGGER Award winners and nominees is available here.  

The mission of the City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Children and Youth is to promote connections in the community that empower, enhance, and nurture children and youth.