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Traditional awards programs focus on the numbers: Test scores, grades, and win-loss records. But college admissions offices know that it takes more than academic success and athletic prowess to predict real-world success in and out of the classroom. The Discus Awards recognize uncommon students whose character and passions are anything but average.

Discus Award winners shine in more ways than one. In fact, the award highlights ten major categories, or attributes, where students can make an important contribution during high school. Every Discus Award winner has a proven track-record in at least three of these attributes:

  • Academics: For grades, honors, competitions and more
  • Arts: For drama, writing, music, film, photography and more
  • Athletics: For sports, training, coaching, cheerleading and more
  • Community Service: For volunteering, tutoring, mentoring and more
  • Faith: For youth groups, missions, retreats and more
  • Government: For student government, model UN, politics, campaigns and more
  • Green: For clean-ups, recycling, building awareness and more
  • Technology: For Web, programming, science, blogging and more
  • Work: For part-time jobs, family business, entrepreneurship and more
  • Other Achievements: For clubs, student activities, overcoming obstacles, and more

To nominate a student, CLICK HERE

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