The National Society of High School ScholarsNSHSS

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Educator of Distinction Nominations

How many teachers can I nominate?
Does my teacher automatically receive recognition in the program?
Can other NSHSS members nominate the same educator?
How will my teacher be contacted?
How do I know that you received my nomination?
If my teacher is at another school now, can I nominate them still?
Who Can I nominate?


How many teachers can I nominate?

NSHSS high school members are given the opportunity to nominate one high school teacher, counselor, principal, or coach who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career. 

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Does my teacher automatically receive recognition in the program?

Eligible educators must be outstanding role models and positive influences, those who have made a lasting difference in students’ lives by encouraging them to strive for excellence.  Your comments in the “Reason for Nomination” section will be closely reviewed to ensure that the educator meets this criterion. 

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Can other NSHSS members nominate the same educator?

NSHSS will recognize all educators who meet the criteria and who are nominated, regardless of the number of nominations that any one high school educator may receive.

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How will my teacher be contacted? Will they know it was me who nominated them?

NSHSS will send an email to your teacher to let him/her know that you have nominated them for recognition in the NSHSS Educators of Distinction program. In addition, your teacher will receive a letter of congratulations from NSHSS Chairman Claes Nobel naming you as the student who nominated them, a personalized press release, and invitations to NSHSS member events.

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How do I know that you received my nomination?

To confirm that NSHSS has received your nomination, you may login to the member portion of the NSHSS website. In the section titled “Nominate Educators” you will be able to view the name of the educator whom you have nominated for the Educators of Distinction program. 

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If my teacher is at another school now, can I nominate them still?

Yes. In the nomination form, please provide the school name of where your teacher is currently teaching and describe the reason for your nomination in the comments section of the form.

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Can I nominate a middle school teacher?

Only educators at the high school level are eligible for nomination in the Educators of Distinction program.

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Can I nominate my principal, counselor, or coach?

Any high school educator, including a principal, counselor or coach, is eligible for nomination in the Educators of Distinction program.


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