Twenty years ago Maggie and I began offering the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award to primary school students who displayed the characteristics they saw in their own son: love of learning, integrity, kindness.
The award, which included a check for $100, was offered through the state associations of teachers of gifted and talented students to one student in every participating state. It was financed by the money the Greens had put aside for Nicholas’ college costs and when the money ran out, some states continued the project. Here is the announcement we received recently from the Wisconsin Association for the Talented and Gifted.
Perhaps your state’s association of teachers would like to know more.