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Other Recognition Awards, Contests, and Scholarships Not Administered Through the Department of Education

From time to time the Department receives information regarding awards or contests. This section of the Web site contains information regarding awards or contests administered through other organizations or agencies.


  • Afterschool Awards
    This year two new afterschool awards are being included in the Child Development Bureau’s 2015 Early Childhood and Afterschool Celebration on April 14, 2015. The Thad Mandsager Award is to honor the late 21st Century Community Learning Center Program Director, Thad Mandsager, for his legacy of civic contributions for the greater good of the youth and families in his community. Additionally, the NHAN (New Hampshire Afterschool Network) Excellence in Afterschool Award celebrates a commitment to quality and professionalism in the field of afterschool. If you know someone worthy of one of these awards please complete a nomination form. Nominations will be accepted if submitted electronically or postmarked on or before Friday, February 6, 2015.
  • NH School Nurse of the Year
    This award recognizes an outstanding school nurse for her contributions to the school and community. To be eligible for this award your school nurse must meet the following criteria:
    • is a registered professional nurse
    • has been practicing school nursing for a minimum of three (3) years
    • is a member of the New Hampshire School Nurse Association (NHSNA) this year and the prior year without lapse of membership
    • show evidence of excellence in school nursing practice.

Nomination forms can be accessed online at the NHSNA web page ( or by contacting Cathy Forrest at Deadline for nominations is February 1, 2015.


  • LifeChanger of the Year
    LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program that recognizes and rewards K-12 educators and school employees from around the country. A LifeChanger could be a math teacher who stays after school to tutor struggling students, a guidance counselor who encourages every student to reach their full potential, or a custodian who offers encouraging words. This program aims to honor those who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. Nominating them for LifeChanger of the Year is a great way to recognize them, and give them the chance to win $10,000. Nominations will be accepted until January 31, 2015. To nominate someone or for more information go to


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