ABOUT THE BEST & BRIGHTEST AWARDS:
Students nominate themselves with an application, essay, letters of recommendation and details about their academic successes, extracurricular activity and service to their school and community.
Eligible students included seniors with at least a B or 3.0 grade point average attending school in the Section 3 (see below for eligible counties). Students are asked to write a personal narrative about their experiences.
Applications will be reviewed and winners selected by a panel including community members and syracuse.com l The Post-Standard staff members.
Winners will be awarded during either an in-person or virtual award ceremony (depending on COVID conditions). Winners will also be featured in The Post-Standard and on syracuse.com.