This year marks the eleventh anniversary of a CAMWS Award for Special Service. This award formally acknowledges exceptional promotion of classics and/or accomplishments for the profession in CAMWS territory. The award is given pro re nata.
Eligibility: CAMWS membership is not required. Recipients can be classicists or non-classicists who have made special contributions to the promotion of Latin and Classical studies, especially at the state and local level, in CAMWS territory. Ideal candidates include people involved in our field who do much for their local communities or classics in general, but do not interact frequently, if at all, at large meetings. Nevertheless, these people make MORE than a difference. Suitable candidates for this award also include parents or community members who support local Latin programs in notable ways; companies that donate money or other resources for the promotion of Latin; school administrators who help Latin teachers by giving access to school rooms or supplies or extra funds; newspapers or magazines that give free advertising for events; benefactors who give money for books or scholarships; or students who have promoted Latin in an original manner.
Nomination and selection process: Please submit a signed statement of nomination, 500-600 words in length, that describes the nominee and his/her work. Nominated can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the address below, but must be received by Friday, February 1, 2013. Supporting documents are not required, but they may be solicited if questions arise. The chair of the Steering Committee on Awards and Scholarships with advice from the five subcommittee chairs will then determine the winners. Announcement of the results will be made at the spring meeting. If you have any questions about this award, please contact Nicoletta Villa-Sella, Chair of the Steering Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Mark Freeman, Superintendent of Shaker Heights City School District in Ohio
David Perlmutter, Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Kristin Peterson, Lindsay Welbers, and George Heshka of Sisler High School, Winnipeg, Manitoba