Award ProgramsD.A.R. Good Citizen
The DAR Good Citizen award is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. This award goes to a senior who is selected by staff based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.
Hoosier Girls and Boys State
Each year the American Legion Auxiliary sponsors young women and men to attend Hoosier Boys or Girls State. This is an exciting week-long experience that enables them to learn about our political structure and patriotism. Each school chooses one delegate and one alternate for Hoosier Boys and Girls State. To qualify for Hoosier State, you must be enrolled in an Indiana school, be a junior, and should be in the upper third of their class academically.
Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award
The Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation Leadership Seminars, otherwise known as HOBY, are held in all fifty states, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, and Mexico. The purpose of these seminars is to bring together a select group of high school sophomores who have demonstrated leadership ability so that they can interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education, and the professions to discuss present and future issues.
Students are motivated to accept the challenge of leadership and catch a vision of what can be. All aspects of the leadership seminar are geared to encourage the students to see leadership as a life long goal worth pursuing. North White faculty selects a Hugh O’Brian Ambassador and an alternate in case the ambassador cannot attend.
I Dare You Leadership Award
The I Dare You Leadership award is presented each year by the American Youth Foundation in cooperation with principals, counselors, county 4-H agents, church groups and other organizations across the country. This award challenges young people to achieve their highest potential and to influence others through the lives of service. I Dare You asks each school to choose one boy and one girl in the junior class to represent them for this award.
Indiana Leadership Seminars
The Indiana Leadership Seminars are handled the same as the Hugh O’Brian Leadership Award. One sophomore from each high school throughout the western half of Indiana is invited to partake in this seminar. They again ask the school to nominate one delegate and one alternate for this award.
Each year Senator Richard Lugar hosts the Richard Lugar Symposium for tomorrow’s leaders. The symposium focuses on current national issues. Students participate in three mini sessions while at the symposium. To qualify for the selection of the Richard Lugar Symposium, you must be in the junior class, rank in the upper third and demonstrate leadership and communication abilities. This award is voted on by staff.
To be eligible for a perfect attendance award, students can not have any tardies or unexcused absences throughout the entire year. Perfect attendance awards are given at the end of each school year.
President's Education AwardTo be eligible for the President’s Education Award, students must meet the following criteria: be a senior and earn a GPA of 10.0 on a 12 point scale along with achieving in the 85th percentile or higher in math or reading on their SAT scores.
Principal's Leadership Award
The Principal’s Leadership Award program, sponsored by Herff Jones, INC., is given to a senior for demonstrated ability to combine academic excellence and exemplary leadership roles in school and in community activities. This is also voted on by staff of North White High School.
Toyota Community Scholars Program
The goal of the Toyota Community Scholars Program is to recognize one senior who has an outstanding academic record, is an effective leader, and has a well-documented record of service within and outside the school setting. Academic performance is a prime factor in the selection process, but the distinguishing characteristics are the overall impact of the student’s contribution in the area of community service. The nominee must also have maintained a GPA of 3.0 at the time of selection. This award is voted on by staff of North White High School.
Wendy's High School Heisman Award
The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the downtown athletic club of New York City along with Wendy’s recognizes academic achievement, community service, and athletic accomplishments of high school seniors. Each school selects one male and one female in the senior class for this award.
Associated with the Indiana Leadership Seminar is the WHAYLE (Wicked Hardcore Awesome Youth Leadership Extravaganza). They invite five outstanding sophomore leaders at each school to attend this workshop. Students are again chosen by North White staff and should demonstrate good leadership qualities, but should not be attending the Indiana Leadership Conferences.