Friend of Education Award

At the February 12, 2002 meeting of the NTHF Board of Directors, approval was granted for the creation of a special award of recognition to be presented annually during NTHF induction activities.

The Friend of Education Award was created for individuals who have not made a career in education but who, by their deeds, dollars, actions, etc. have supported PreK-12 teachers and the teaching profession.

A. Eligibility for the Award

  1. The individual is not eligible for consideration as an inductee.
  2. The individual must be a citizen of the United States at the time of selection.
  3. The individual must be living at the time of selection.
  4. Members of the selection committee are not eligible to receive an award during the period of service on the committee.

B. Factors to be Considered by the Selection Committee

  1. Significant contributions in support of or benefitting PreK-12 teachers and the teaching profession.
  2. Generally, selection will be based on contributions made over a career or an extended period. Occasionally, however, the selection may be based upon a single incident or activity.

C. The Award

  1. An etched crystal optical tower, designed by NTHF’s corporate sponsor, Successories, and produced by Norwood Promotional Products, Inc.

D. Nominations

  1. Nominations for the award may be made by any person; however, the selection committee and NTHF Board of Trustees shall not be limited to the nominations submitted, but may on their own initiative, submit additional names.
  2. Members of the NTHF and Board of Trustees will be solicited for nominations.
  3. Nominations must be submitted no later than January 12 by US Mail Service and January 14 by e-mail  of each year and shall be addressed to the NTHF.
  4. All nominees not selected for the award shall automatically be continued for consideration by the committee the following year. If not selected the following year, they will be filed in an inactive status, unless nominated again.

E. Selection Committee

  1. Upon a recommendation by the NTHF Selection Committee, the selection shall be made by the NTHF Board of Trustees.

F. Method of Selection and Number of Awards

  1. The procedure of selection to be used by the selection committee shall be left for determination by the committee. However, to be selected or recommended by the selection committee, a candidate must receive ¾ of the votes cast by members of the committee.
  2. The selection committee may select no more than one individual to receive this award in any one year.
  3. The individual recommended by the selection committee shall be presented to the NTHF Board of Trustees for final approval.
  4. The award does not have to be given every year if an appropriate candidate is not nominated.

G. Presentation of Award

  1. The award will normally be presented in Emporia during Hall of Fame Weekend or in Washington, D.C. during Hall of Fame ceremonies there.
  2. If the individual selected for the award is unable to attend either of the Hall of Fame ceremonies for two consecutive years, the Board at its discretion may present the award at another location.

Special NTHF Awards

Lifetime Achievement

For career educators who may or may not qualify for consideration as an inductee.

A. Purpose

      1. To provide recognition for individuals involved directly or indirectly with education for their significant contributions to in support of PreK-12 teachers and the teaching profession.

B. Eligibility for the Award

      1. The individual may or may not be eligible for consideration as an inductee.
      2. The individual must be a citizen of the United States at the time of selection.
      3. The individual may be living or deceased.
      4. Members of the selection committee are not eligible to receive an award during the period of service on the committee.

C. Factors to be Considered by the Selection Committee

      1. Significant contributions in service to, involvement in, and support of PreK-12 teachers and the teaching profession.
      2. Generally, selection will be based on contributions made over a career or an extended period. Occasionally, however, the selection may be based upon a single incident or activity.

D. The Award

      1. An etched crystal optical tower, designed by NTHF’s corporate sponsor, Successories, and produced by Norwood Promotional Products, Inc.

E. Nominations

      1. Nominations for the award may be made by any person; however, the selection committee and NTHF Board of Trustees shall not be limited to the nominations submitted, but may on their own initiative, submit additional names.
      2. Members of the NTHF and Board of Trustees will be solicited for nominations.
      3. Nominations must be submitted no later than December 31 of each year and shall be addressed to the NTHF.
      4. All nominees not selected for the award shall automatically be continued for consideration by the committee the following year. If not selected the following year, they will be filed in an inactive status, unless nominated again.

F. Selection Committee

      1. Upon a recommendation by the NTHF Selection Committee, the selection shall be made by the NTHF Board of Trustees.

G. Method of Selection and Number of Awards

      1. The procedure of selection to be used by the selection committee shall be left for determination by the committee. However, to be selected or recommended by the selection committee, a candidate must receive ¾ of the votes cast by members of the committee.
      2. The selection committee may select no more than one individual to receive this award in any one year.
      3. The individual recommended by the selection committee shall be presented to the NTHF Board of Trustees for final approval.
      4. The award does not have to be given every year if an appropriate candidate is not nominated.

H. Presentation of Award

      1. The award will normally be presented in Emporia during Hall of Fame Weekend or in Washington, D.C. during Hall of Fame ceremonies there.
      2. If the individual selected for the award is unable to attend either of the Hall of Fame ceremonies for two consecutive years, the Board at its discretion may present the award at another location.