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2024 Award of Excellence

The 622 Education Foundation Award of Excellence is a distinction awarded to graduating students who stand out in one or more of the following characteristics: community, courage, imagination, achievement, integrity, and resilience. Watch the video to learn more:


Award of Excellence recipients will be honored during ceremonies at Tartan High School on May 15, 2024, and at North High School on May 22, 2024.



Nomination Period Open Through Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Award of Excellence recognizes graduating students who demonstrate qualities that positively impact our community. To be nominated, students must be graduating in spring 2024 from an ISD 622 school – North High School, Tartan High School, 622 Online, The Next Step Transition Program, or Harmony Learning K-12 Program.

We invite school staff, students, and community members to nominate deserving individuals who exhibit excellence in various aspects of their lives.

Who Can Nominate:

  • Teachers and school staff can nominate graduating students
  • Students can nominate graduating peers
  • Community members can nominate graduating students
  • Businesses can nominate graduating employees
  • Note: Parents/guardians cannot nominate their own child

Your Donations Make the Difference

Since the Award of Excellence was established in 2022, the 622 Education Foundation has been able to provide financial grants to a limited number of award recipients.

Donations from community members and businesses are vital to the 622 Education Foundation’s ability to support the Award of Excellence program. Local businesses, civic and community organizations, 622 staff and alumni are encouraged to consider a one-time or sustaining donation.

Click to donate now, or email awardofexcellence@622educationfoundation.com for more information about Award of Excellence sponsorships.



A New Tradition of Excellence

The 622 Education Foundation Award of Excellence was established in 2022 as a successor to the 622 Education Foundation’s STA2RS (Students and Teachers Achieving Academic Recognition and Success) award, and continues its commitment to recognizing and supporting student achievement. In 2023, nearly 80 graduating students were selected to receive the Award of Excellence.


Check out highlights from the 2023 Award of Excellence ceremonies!