Central District Awards
Central District honors its members with awards presented annually at its district conference. Central District members also are eligible to apply for SHAPE America Recognition Awards and Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarships.
Deadline for Central District award nominations: October 15
Exception: Mark L. Harvey Legacy Future Professional Scholarship: January 15
Central District Honor Award
The Central District Honor Award acknowledges recipients for their meritorious service and contributions. Candidates must be a member of SHAPE America for a minimum of eight years, and must have at least 10 years of experience as a full-time teacher, supervisor or administrator (or combination) in the fields of health, physical education, recreation and/or dance.
Kathleen Kinderfather Award
The Kathleen Kinderfather Award recognizes a group or organization (not an individual), that may or may not be members of SHAPE America but that has contributed significantly to Central District and/or the state affiliates that comprise the district.
Mark L. Harvey Legacy Recognition Award
Dr. Mark L. Harvey enriched the lives of countless people. This award acknowledges individuals who, by performance, style, humility and wisdom have personified the personal and professional attributes of Dr. Mark L. Harvey. The recipient of the Mark L. Harvey Legacy Recognition Award demonstrates the qualities that were a part of Mark's character ― friend, teacher, gentleman, leader and more.
Mark L. Harvey Legacy Future Professional Scholarship
The Mark L. Harvey Legacy Future Professional Scholarship is awarded to a college junior or senior who is studying in the fields of health, physical education, recreation and/or dance. The scholarship supports the recipient's attendance at the Central District conference.
Central District Scholar Award
The Scholar Award is given to a member of SHAPE America who is an active scholar/creative artist in his/her discipline. Candidates should have a scholarly/creative record as evidenced by publications and scholarly/artistic presentations.
Teacher of the Year Awards
The SHAPE America Teacher of the Year (TOY) program
recognizes outstanding teachers in adapted physical education, school health education, dance education, and physical education at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
To be eligible for a Central District Teacher of the Year award, members must have received their state's TOY award. States should submit applications of their state winners to Clayton Ellis
, Central District awards chair, by September 15.
For more information on this national awards program, please visit the SHAPE America website