Each year the League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester presents a Student Civic Achievement Award to a junior who lives in and attends a high school in the City of Rye, Villages of Rye Brook and Port Chester, or the Rye Neck section of the Town of Rye, in recognition of the student’s overall contributions to his or her school and community in the areas of civic engagement, advocacy, leadership or voter education.
The criteria for the Student Civic Achievement Award are:
- Proven civic engagement, such as participation and volunteering in school and community organizations, committees and boards; and/or
- Demonstrated advocacy for various causes, such as political, economic, education, civil, environmental or quality of life issues; and/or
- Proven leadership roles in school and community organizations, committees and boards; and/or
- Demonstrated interest in voter education.
Students eligible for the award will participate at a high level in numerous activities. In doing so, they will have proven to be exemplary leaders and excellent role models for their peers.