Excellence in Education

Selecting a Teacher to Receive the Larry K. Zerkle Excellence in Education Award

1. You are to select the one teacher from your K-12 school career who has had the most influence on your success. This may be a teacher who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to encourage you in your academic endeavors, or a teacher who has provided extraordinary guidance and direction to you.

2. The teacher, whom you select, must be a teacher from the school district you are now attending. (Exceptions may be made if you have just moved into the district.) The teacher you choose may be retired or deceased.

3. Remember, the teacher may have been a kindergarten, elementary, middle school, or senior high school teacher. He/she need not be a teacher you have had this year.


Valedictorians and Salutatorians

  • Please click your high school's link and fill out the Google Form. It is imperative that all fields in the form are filled out completely and accurately.

  • STATEMENTS - Your statement is a way to express how your chosen educator has gone above and beyond to encourage you in your academic endeavors. This statement can not exceed 250 words. Please be sure to proofread your statement before submitting it in the Google Form.

Shawnee High School

Global Impact STEM Academy

Greenon High School

Kenton Ridge High School

Northeastern High School

Northwestern High School

Southeastern High School

Springfield-Clark CTC

Springfield High School

Tecumseh High School


Committee Members


Committee Form 21.pdf