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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.

3.A student may be nominated at any time during the 2019-2020 school year.

4.Nomination forms can be found on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website below and in print. at the main reception desk of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1111 W. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89106.

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

6. Deadline for nominations is Monday, April 27th.


  • 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

Nomination Form
Closed for 2019 – 2020 school year. Please check back October 2020

Click here to view 2020 Academic Excellence Award Winners

Click here to view 2019 Academic Excellence Award Winners