All Patrick graduates eligible for Distinguished Patrick Countian Award

The criteria for Patrick County High School’s Distinguished Patrick Countian Award have been reopened to include any graduate of a school in Patrick County, according to a news release from PCHS.
The award started on that basis shortly after the high school was established, but a few years ago it was limited to only graduates of Patrick County High School.
Now, graduates of all previous schools that were designated as high schools within Patrick County are eligible (for example, Stuart, Meadows of Dan, Hardin Reynolds, Blue Ridge, Red Bank, or Woolwine).
A nominee does not have to be a current resident of Patrick County and does not have to hold a college degree..
Recipients must contribute to their community, wherever they reside. This contribution can be in connection with their profession but must not be part of their for-profit business.
Examples of community contributions include scouting, church leadership, and active membership in civic organizations.
Nominees must be deemed successful in their field based on the reviews of their professional peers. They must demonstrate through experiences or examples how they serve as positive influences and role models.
PCHS also presents an annual Outstanding Service Award.
Nominees are not required to have graduated from a school in Patrick County, but must be current residents of the county.
Nominees must contribute to the Patrick County community through volunteer work and service to the citizens of Patrick County.
A nominee does not have to hold a college degree.
Nominees must demonstrate through experience and examples how they serve as positive influences and role models.
Nominations should be submitted to Patrick County High School’s Student Government Association (attention Angela Rose) at 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart, Virginia 24171, by April 1.
The telephone number is 276-694-7137 and the email address is
The application should include the nominee’s name, address, current place of employment, date and place of birth, elementary school attended, high school attended, year of high school graduation, educational background, family information, special awards or recognition, the nominee’s major accomplishments, influential educators, and community service.


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