VSA Florida’s Annual VSA Florida Student of the Month Recognition Program strives to increase public awareness of the impact arts make on students with disabilities. Students who participate in the arts develop creativity, have increased self-confidence, understand teamwork, have increased language and math skills and are generally more engaged. It’s time to endorse this understanding, recognizing students monthly through this statewide program.
We invite you to recognize a student in one of two different age groups (5-13) & (14-22), who exemplify outstanding work in and through the arts. The student artist may be accomplished in visual arts, music, dance, drama, literary arts or just exemplify amazing personal achievement and leadership through one of the genres. Each month VSAFL will select one student in each age category from a pool of students that have been nominated by administrators, educators, teaching artists, community members and parents using our easy-to-navigate, online tool. The winning students will be featured on the VSAFL website and in our monthly e-newsletter. All winners will receive a $25 gift card and personalized award presented at an awards ceremony of choice.
2017-2018 Student of the Month Award winners
To view previous winners, please click below:
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
To be nominated a student must meet the following criteria:
Be a student enrolled in a Florida public or private school. Home schooled students are definitely included!
Meet the age requirements for one of the two categories. (ages 5-13 or 14-22)
Exhibit outstanding artistry, personal growth, increased self-confidence or leadership through their work in the arts
Be in good academic and behavioral standing
Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the school year. Once one school year ends, the process will begin again for the following school year. Winners will be selected beginning in September and will continue monthly through May of each year.
It’s time to get started!
Please click here to begin the nomination process. When asked to write a narrative, please expound…we love a well written nomination! Be keenly aware of question #15 where you are asked to send support materials. We love to receive photos, music clips and videos as supporting evidence that your student artist is one we absolutely must select!
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 813/974-0715.