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Other Recognition Awards, Contests, and Scholarships Not Administered Through the Department of Education

From time to time the Department receives information regarding awards or contests. This section of the Web site contains information regarding awards or contests administered through other organizations or agencies.


  • Fernand J. Prevost Mathematics Teaching Award
    Nominees are being sought for the annual Fernand J. Prevost Mathematics Teaching Award. NH Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM) is presenting the award in recognition of the contribution that Ferd has made to the mathematics educators of New Hampshire during his thirty years as the state mathematics consultant. The award is being given to a beginning teacher in her/his first through fifth year who meets the following criteria which exemplify the characteristics which Ferd has brought to his teaching:
    • commitment to good mathematics
    • confidence that children can learn
    • a spirit of self-reflection and professional curiosity
    • caring and concern for colleagues
    • a willingness to explore, to learn, and to grow as a teacher of mathematics
    • a willingness to share mathematical and pedagogical activities with others.
    The recipient will receive a plaque of achievement, a $250 prize, and a one year membership to NHTM. The presentation of the award will be made at the NHTM Spring Conference. Nomination forms and applications can be found on the NHTM Web site or can be obtained by sending a request to Rich Andrusiak at Nominations are due by December 15, 2015.
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
    Now through November 3, 2015, students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level. The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.
  • Special Education Teacher of the Year
    This award was established to honor an outstanding special educator. The winner of this award will be honored at the Edies in June 2016. The winner will also be eligible to be considered for the international “CEC Special Educator of the Year.” Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2015. Please contact: Lois-Jean Stevens, Special Education Director, Prospect Mountain High School, (603) 875-3800 ext 3144 or


  • Bananagrams Challenge 2016
    The BANANAGRAMS Challenge provides students with an enjoyable and interactive way to develop language skills as they play and learn with words. BANANAGRAMS is a fast-paced competitive word-race game that requires no pencil, paper, board or waiting for turns. The Challenge is open to students in grades 4, 5 and 6 and is free to enter for any New England School. The BANANAGRAMS Challenge is limited to 500 schools – so register yours today.
  • Fire and Life Safety Poster Contest
    The Department of Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal and the New Hampshire Fire Prevention Society believe that Fire Prevention and Life Safety should be a part of daily life throughout the year in every New Hampshire household. Third grade students are challenged to design a poster representing an important fire prevention & life safety message. This annual poster contest is open to all third grade students in the state of New Hampshire. Deadline for submissions is no later than February 26, 2016.
  • 2016 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud High School Program Registration Open
    The NH State Council on the Arts announces that registration for the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ Poetry Out Loud 2016 has begun. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is a national competition for high school students that encourages them to memorize and recite great works of poetry. Register your school before November 2, 2015.


  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program
    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce that the application for the Cooke College Scholarship Program is now open. This award, now in its third year, provides high-achieving students with financial need up to $40,000 a year for college. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, a desire to help others, and leadership. The deadline for applications is November 3, 2015.

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