Best & Brightest 2021: Highlighting Central New York’s High School Seniors

Thank you for your interest in submitting an application for the 2021 Best & Brightest Awards. 

Please complete all fields below to the best of your ability.  Applications will be accepted now through Friday, September 24.

All winners will be asked to attend awards presentation on Friday, October 22 in Syracuse.

Thank you and good luck!

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Application

Best & Brightest 2021

Application to be considered for 2021 Best & Brightest Award.
  • General Information

  • mm/dd/yyyy
  • (xxx) xxx-xxxxx
  • Please specify if parent or guardian
  • Must be a Section 3 District (see below for rules and regulations for list of eligible districts)
  • (xxx) xxx-xxxx
  • Honors, Awards and Acknowledgements

  • School & Community Involvement

  • ActivityGrade When Participated (9, 10, 11, 12)Time Spent (Hours / week, Weeks / year, etc.)Your Role (positions held, honors presented or letters earned) 
    Please list your extracurricular, community, volunteer and family activities and interest in order of their importance to you. Include specific events and/or major accomplishments.
  • Academic Achievements

  • Super scores also accepted
  • Work Experience

  • Specific Nature of WorkEmployerDates of EmploymentNumber of Hours / Week 
  • Personal Essay

  • Future Plans

  • Recommendations

    Please provide the name and contact information of two references. Students should also upload a letter of recommendation of 300 words or fewer – one from each reference. One reference should be from a teacher, coach, counselor or principal at your school. The other from someone outside of school (not a relative or a peer). To those writing references: In your letter state how long you have known the applicant and in what context. Discuss the Student’s contribution to his/her school and community, intellectual promise, ability to overcome obstacles, leadership potential, special talents and enthusiasm. List your title, address, email address and phone numbers on the letter. Excerpts from recommendations may be published.
  • Please list the full name of your reference
  • Please provide a contact phone number for your reference.
  • Please provide an email for your reference.
  • Please upload your full reference document.
  • Please list the full name of your reference
  • Please provide a contact phone number for your reference.
  • Please provide an email for your reference.
  • Please upload your full reference document.
  • Required Signatures

    I verify that all the information I have provided is accurate, and I CONSENT TO THE PUBLICATION OF ANY INFORMATION IN THIS APPLICATION. I agree to have my photo taken by a The Post-Standard | syracuse.com photographer and published by The Post-Standard | syracuse.com news.