Honoring State POYs, National POY Finalists, and National DPOYs

NASSP will honor the 2021 State Principals of the Year and the three national finalists, as well as the National Digital Principals of the Year during a virtual event October 5 at 4 p.m. The NASSP Board of Directors’ Distinguished Service Award winners will also be recognized. For State Principals of the Year, each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools, and the Department of Defense Education Activity selects one middle level or high school principal to represent its state or department. From these state winners, three finalists have been selected as contenders for the 2022 National Principal of the Year award—Keith Ball of Marietta High School in Marietta, GA; Beth Houf of Fulton Middle School in Fulton, MO; and Ted McCarthy of Sutton High School in Sutton, MA. The 2022 National Principal of the Year will also be announced. Learn more at www.nassp.org/poy.

October Is National Principals Month

NASSP, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators come together next month to recognize and honor the contributions of school leaders in helping students succeed. This year’s National Principals Month will also address primary concerns facing principals today—bridging learning gaps exacerbated by the pandemic, advocating for state and federal funding, and exploring new options to change established systems and help ensure student success. The 2022 National Principal of the Year will also be announced. For the most up-to-date information on events throughout the month, visit www.principalsmonth.org.

NHS Scholarship Opens Next Month

Since 1946, the National Honor Society (NHS) has awarded more than $19 million to outstanding senior NHS members through the NHS Scholarship, administered by NASSP. The organization plans to distribute $2 million more during the 2021–22 school year to 600 exceptional students who make a difference in their schools and communities through their commitment to scholarship, service, leadership, and character. With funds ranging from $3,200 to $25,000 for the national winner, this scholarship could make a big difference in your students’ postsecondary aspirations. Encourage your advisers to share this information with their eligible students when the process opens. Visit www.nhs.us/scholarship for more information.