Award for Middle & High School Students
The Mount Vernon Prize for Excellence in Civics and History in Honor of Dr. Jennifer London will be awarded to two projects each year led by outstanding middle and high school students who applied their understanding of Washington’s life to extend his legacy of public service within their classrooms, schools, or communities.
Teachers and organization leaders will nominate eligible students who have transformed the world around them based on their knowledge of George Washington and his civic contributions.
Students will have demonstrated taking positive, purposeful, informed action that extended Washington’s story and legacy beyond their own studies.
These accomplishments will take many forms, from sharing disciplinary knowledge within the classroom to addressing issues within the local community, and will utilize many formats, from written work to digital projects, artistic creations, and community programming.