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Staples announces new student award




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AUSTIN -- Recognizing that today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced Sept. 24 that the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will acknowledge promising young Texans with the new GROW Award. The award Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work to middle and high school student leaders who demonstrate excellence in their pursuits inside and outside the classroom.

“The future of the Lone Star State is in the hands of today’s youth,” Staples said. “Leadership in the classroom, the lab, at home, and in the field is vitally important to give students the training and experience needed to remain competitive in today’s global job market.”

The GROW award celebrates outstanding student leaders who demonstrate excellence in either their academic or extracurricular activities. The award highlights a student’s special interests, service to community and family, strong work ethic, leadership, and overall character. Award recipients will receive an official certificate from Staples and special recognition on the TDA website. Students can be nominated by community leaders such as teachers, coaches, school administrators, mayors, county judges, or anyone else committed to recognizing youth leadership and achievement. A committee will choose a winner each month during the regular school year.

“Many people may not realize there are more than 200 different agriculture-related careers out there for our young people to explore,” Staples said. “Agriculture today is technically advanced, diverse, efficient, and innovative. It takes a close partnership with education to grow the knowledge and skills necessary to produce the clothes we wear, the houses we live in, the food we eat, the medicines that heal us, and the energy that powers our lives.”

To nominate a promising middle or high school student in your area, visit the TDA website at TexasAgriculture.gov. Once nominated, students will need to complete the online application and respond to three short-answer questions. The first GROW award recipient was announced Oct. 15.
 

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