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The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Academic Excellence program recognizes 1st through 12th-grade students in Southern Nevada who exhibit academic achievement, community involvement, citizenship, and leadership in and out of the classroom.

In addition to the twelve students selected, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas will honor one 12th-grade student with the Community Commitment Award. The student selected for this award demonstrates the pillars of academic success, with an emphasis on community service.

To be eligible, a student must demonstrate some or all of the following pillars:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Extracurricular Activity / Community Service

If selected as an Academic Excellence Award recipient, the student will receive:

  • Custom Academic Excellence Award
  • $500 scholarship (to each recipient)
  • $500 to their school program, as designated by each Academic Excellence Award recipient
  • Invitation to the in-person Academic Awards Dinner, plus four (4) guests


  • Students can be nominated by their Teachers, Principals, Coaches, Family Members, Friends, School Administrators, Non-Profit Organizations, or anyone that knows a tremendous academic all-star.
  • Nominations are open to all students in Southern Nevada, i.e., public, private, charter, magnet, and home school. A student may be nominated anytime during the 2023 – 2024 school year.
  • Nomination forms are available on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website.
  • Nominations must be received by Monday, April 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.
  • An independent panel of judges will determine the Academic Excellence Award recipients in each grade level, where one student from each grade level will win the award.
  • Winners will be notified the week of May 1, 2024, and will receive an invitation to the in-person Academic Excellence Awards Dinner. The scheduled date and location are to be determined. The nominator and the school principal will be among each winner’s guests.
  • Winners will also be announced in the Academic Excellence Awards special section in the issue of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Click here to view 2024 Academic Excellence Award Winners

Click here to view 2023 Academic Excellence Award Winners

Click here to view 2022 Academic Excellence Award Winners

Click here to view 2021 Academic Excellence Award Winners

Click here to view 2020 Academic Excellence Award Winners

Click here to view 2019 Academic Excellence Award Winners