Established by the Washington State Legislature in 2003, this award is named after former Washington State Governor Daniel J. Evans. It recognizes four students, two from Western Washington and two from Eastern Washington, for their civic leadership and academic achievement in social studies.
Any student in grades 3–12 who has successfully completed an OSPI-Developed Civics Assessment and who is a civic leader in his/her classroom, school, and/or community.
Teachers, principals, counselors, or other school personnel may nominate students
online. The deadline to nominate is June 30 each year.
Winners are selected by a statewide committee of social studies teacher leaders. Two students from each side of the state receive recognition.
Awards are presented to the students in their home districts, often at a school assembly or school board meeting.
Please contact Social Studies Program Supervisor
Carol Coe for more information.