Local & National Awards

Local Central Kentucky Awards

One student from each participating school will be named the Top Outstanding “Young Achiever” from their school during the 2020-2021 school year and receive:

  • Press releases for media recognition will be sent to individual school district offices.
  • “Gold Medallion” inscribed with the Young Achievers logo
  • Young Achievers Certificate
  • Young Achievers T-shirt

In addition, two students will be named:

  • Central KY Middle School Young Achiever of the Year & receives a $250 Check
  • Central KY Elementary School Young Achiever of the Year & receives a $250 Check

National Awards

National awards are presented each year by the International Leadership Network (ILN). ILN receives nominations from regional Young Achievers programs, educators and youth leaders. Many youth organizations including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H and Junior Achievement encourage nominations of their members.

  • National Middle School Young Achiever of the Year & receives a $100 Check
  • National Elementary School Young Achiever of the Year & receives a $100 Check
  • Typically a dozen students recognized as National Young Achievers.

Announcements of national winners will take place before the end of the 2020-2021 school year. We typically have a few central Kentucky students named as National Young Achievers each year!

Recent National Winners…

In 2013, Lauren Bolt from Tates Creek Middle School was the national winner for “Middle School Young Achiever of the Year.”

In 2014, Graham Wilson from Athens-Chilesburg Elementary was the national winner for “Elementary School Young Achiever of the Year.”

In 2017, Nathan Feese from Morton Middle was the national winner for “Middle School Young Achiever of the Year.”