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Club of Redlands
P.O. Box 1102, Redlands, Ca. 92373
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Kiwanis Club of Redlands

Hope of America Awards

The Kiwanis Club of Redlands has long been involved in recognizing outstanding students of all ages. In 1999, the CALNEVHA District governorís wife initiated the Hope of America Awards as her project.  Since then, our Club has presented these awards annually to elementary or middle school students in the Redlands Unified School District on a rotating basis.

Nomination forms are sent to the schools each spring and teachers are requested to nominate outstanding students.  The criteria are:

1.     Capacity for leadership
2.     Outstanding citizenship
3.     Willingness to serve in their schools and community
4.     Academic competency

It is our hope that this recognition will encourage the students and spark their desire to maintain the highest standards of academic achievement, moral behavior, and responsibility to their community. In honoring these students, we also commend the parents who love, support and encourage their children to excel. We also want to acknowledge the teachers to whom teaching is more than a job; it is a mission. We extend our appreciation to the principals who provide the supportive environment for the teachers to teach and the students to learn.

The Hope of America Awards are presented at the Kiwanis Club meeting on the first Tuesday of June each year.  The students, their parents, teachers and principals are invited to attend. The Kiwanis Club meets on Tuesdays at noon in the Masonic Temple Hall at 131 Cajon Street.