- 2021 Distinguished Educators and Students
- 2021 Videos of Distinguished Students Celebrating Educators
- 2021 Celebration of Excellence Booklet
2020 Distinguished Students and Educators
We recognize exceptional students who have demonstrated academic excellence, achievement, leadership or who overcame obstacles.
Qualifications for Distinguished Scholars
Students must have a minimum of 12 credit hours of honors, AP, accelerated or college-level classes (eligible dual credit courses as listed) and a 3.7 GPA at the end of the 7th semester in order to qualify as a Distinguished Scholar, and a minimum 24 (2021-2022 school year) total credit hours by the end of the 7th semester (2020). Credits for non-core classes are limited to 2 credits of advanced study per area, such as music, art, language, etc.[Qualifying Classes for CHS and HHS]
Qualifying course credits: 2021-13, 2022-14.
For more information, please contact the Helena Education Foundation at [email protected] or 443.2545.
Nominations for Distinguished Achievers
Educators identify Distinguished Achievers based on achievement in a specific curricular area, leadership, overcoming obstacles to achievement or service. To nominate a Distinguished Achiever for 2021, please complete this brief form by Friday, February 4, 2022
A Celebration of Excellence also honors the Distinguished Educators who had the most positive impact on their students’ academic journey. Each student writes a short message about why that educator was selected. Each educator selects a special book for the Distinguished Student, which he or she felt would be meaningful in the coming years.
The Helena Education Foundation salutes these fine educators and thanks them for sharing their talents, knowledge, creativity and love of learning with our youth. They make a difference in our schools and community, one student and one class at a time.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Celebration of Excellence, please contact Lisa Cordingley at [email protected] or 443-2545.
We also take this opportunity to acknowledge another important partnership – the role of the Helena community in