HALIFAX – Nominations are now being accepted for the first Lieutenant Governor's Respectful Citizenship Award.
The award honours youth who are committed to making a positive contribution to their schools and communities.
It will recognize students from Primary to Grade 12 who are going the extra mile to demonstrate leadership and create welcoming, safe and inclusive spaces in schools and communities, through personal projects and activities.
Up to 16 awards will be given annually, two in each of the eight school boards in Nova Scotia. An additional two awards will be presented if the recipient should be chosen from a private or home school system.
Nominations must include a description of their role in the project or activity and how it supports the promotion of a safe and inclusive community, and be accompanied by two references.
The award was announced in August at the province's first Speak Up! anti-bullying conference. Award recipients will be honoured at a ceremony at Government House on national anti-bullying day on Feb. 26.
Nomination forms have been sent to schools and can be found at
http://antibullying.novascotia.ca. The deadline for Nominations is Dec. 20.