Time to Nominate Selfless Seniors
The deadline for nominations for the annual honor celebrating unsung high school students is Monday, Oct. 22.
October 9, 2012
Nominations are now being accepted for the Albuquerque Public Schools Selfless Seniors honor, awarded to APS high school students in recognition of their commitment to promoting positive change in the lives of others. The deadline for online applications is Monday, Oct. 22.
Nominations can be made by going here. Anyone -- teacher, administrator, fellow student, family member, neighbor -- may nominate an APS senior for the 2013 Selfless Senior award, sponsored by the APS Education Foundation and local photographer Frank Frost.
“There are so many students in APS high schools who selflessly give back to their communities, often without recognition. Selfless Seniors is a program that allows us to give a few of these kids a pat on the back and to say thanks,” said APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.
Eligible seniors must be in good standing at their schools and must have demonstrated a willingness to help their neighbors, friends, schools or communities. Recipients are honored at a springtime reception that has drawn the likes of New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry as featured speakers.
Best of all, Frost captures the essence of these students with portraits that are displayed at every APS high school, in businesses and billboards around town and at the Albuquerque International Sunport.
“We have thousands of these kinds of kids in APS, many of whom give of themselves without fanfare. People always say that we need to do more to recognize them, and they’re right. This is one easy way to do it,” said Phill Casaus, APS Education Foundation executive director.