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The Honor Award is the highest recognition the Midwest District AAHPERD can bestow to an individual who is clearly outstanding in his/her profession with long and distinguished service to health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or sport. One so honored with this award would most probably have received a Midwest Meritorious Service Award prior to becoming a candidate for the Honor Award.
Candidates shall have maintained membership for a minimum of ten (10) years in the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Candidates shall be persons who have exhibited a devotion to the advancement of health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or sport as exemplified by their leadership and industry.
Candidates shall display distinctive leadership, meritorious service to the profession, and satisfy five or more of the following conditions. The following are some illustrations of meritorious contributions:
All applicants must submit six typed and complete applications to the chair of the Midwest District AAHPERD Recognition and Awards Committee by August 15. Application materials should include:
The Midwest District Recognition and Awards Committee will select one Honor Award recipient from the applications and present the nominee to the MDAAHPERD Board of Directors for approval. The recipient will be notified by October 1 (or immediately following the Midwest District AAHPERD Fall Leadership Conference) and presented with the award at his/her state HPERD conference.
The Midwest Honor Award recipient is encouraged to complete an AAHPERD Honor Award and/or Luther Halsey Gulick Award application (including letters of recommendation from AAHPERD members and a publicity form) by December 1.
The Honor Award or Gulick Award materials should be sent to the Recognition Awards Committee, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191, for national consideration.
Please do not hesitate to contact the chair of your state or Midwest Awards Committee if you have any questions.
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