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

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

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


1. Students can be nominated by their Teachers, Principals, Coaches, Family Members, Friends, School Administrators, Non-Profit Organizations, anyone that knows a great academic all star.

2. Nominations are open to all students in Southern Nevada; i.e. public, private, charter, magnet and home school.   A student may be nominated at any time during the 2021-2022 school year.

3. Nomination forms can be found on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website. Nominations to be received by Friday, April 8 at 11:59 p.m.

4. There will be an independent panel of judges to determine the Academic Excellence Award recipients in each grade level.

5. Winners will be notified the week of May 17, 2022 and will receive an invitation to the in person Academic Excellence Awards Dinner being held on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 at Myron’s inside The Smith Center. The winner will be allowed to bring two guests and the person that nominated the winner will be sent an invitation and will be allowed to bring one guest. Winners will also be announced in the Academic Excellence Awards special section that will run in the Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 issue of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Award to include:
•Custom Academic Excellence Award
•$500 scholarship to each Academic Excellence Award recipient
•$500 to a school program, as designated by each Academic Excellence Award recipient
•Special invitation to the in person Academic Excellence Awards Dinner plus two (2) guests
• One winner per grade level

Click here to view 2021 Academic Excellence Award Winners

Click here to view 2020 Academic Excellence Award Winners

2021 – 2022 Academic Excellence Awards nominations are now open!
Nomination Form