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Commissioner Miller Calls for Nominations of Promising Young Leaders for Grow Award by Oct. 1 (9/15/2016)

As the 2016-2017 school year gets underway, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller asks teachers, school administrators and community leaders across Texas to nominate promising students for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GROW Award. The award Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work to middle and high school students who demonstrate leadership and excellence in their pursuits inside and outside the classroom.

“Thanks to young leaders across the Lone Star State, the future of Texas and our agriculture industry looks brighter than ever,” Commissioner Miller said. “Every day, we hear about young Texans doing great work in their communities, leading their peers and demonstrating excellence. I am honored to recognize these young folks for their hard work and amazing contributions to our state. ”

GROW celebrates outstanding student leaders who demonstrate excellence in their academic or extracurricular activities. The award highlights a student’s special interests, service to community and family, strong work ethic, leadership and overall character. Award recipients will receive an official certificate from Commissioner Miller and special recognition on the TDA website.

Students can be nominated by community leaders such as teachers, coaches, school administrators, mayors, county judges or anyone else committed to recognizing youth leadership and achievement. A committee will choose a winner each month during the regular school year.

To nominate a promising middle or high school student in your area, click here. Applications are due Oct. 1, 2016. The first GROW award recipient of the 2016-2017 school year will be announced on Oct. 17, 2016. Nominations will be accepted throughout the school year, and a new student will be recognized each month between October and May.

For a list of previous GROW award winners, visit our website.