Background: NC SHAPE's highest award is given to persons of high moral character and personal integrity who, by their leadership and industry, have made outstanding and noteworthy contributions to the advancement of NC SHAPE's allied fields of adapted physical education, athletics, health education, physical education, dance, and sport management.
Qualifications for the Honor Award
- Candidates shall be members of NC SHAPE.
- Former members who have retired from professional work may be exempted from this requirement.
- Candidates shall have served professionally in school, college, or community programs for at least 10 years before nomination.
- Candidates shall be persons of high moral character and personal integrity who have made outstanding and noteworthy contributions to NC SHAPE's allied fields through their leadership and industry.
- Candidates shall be at least 40 years of age and possess at least a Master's degree or be a National Board Certified Teacher. A unanimous vote of the committee may waive these qualifications.
- To indicate leadership or meritorious contributions, the candidates should present evidence of successful experiences in at least two of the categories of service from the following three categories:
- Category I - Offices
- A member of the Executive Board of NC SHAPE
- President of the NC SHAPE
- Officer of an Association in NC SHAPE
- Category II - Committee Work
- Chairperson of a committee of NC SHAPE
- Committee work over three years or more with local, state, district, or national organizations in adapted physical education, athletics, health education, physical education, dance, and sport management.
- Category III - Presentations, Speeches, Writing, and Research
- Significant addresses before educational groups, conferences, conventions, assemblies, workshops and other meetings held in the interest and promotion of NC SHAPE's allied fields
- Research that has helped to advance the profession
- Author or co-author of one or more books on NC SHAPE's allied fields
- Author of articles accepted and published by magazines of national scope or brought out in monograph form
- Articles for handbooks, newspapers, and magazines not covered above
- An outstanding, original contribution to the profession which has affected its philosophy or practices not included above.
Nominator Responsibilities: The nominator is responsible for filling out the nomination form completely and in time for the nominee to complete the application by the May 1 deadline.
Nominee Responsibilities: The nominee is responsible for preparing a 1-page curriculum vita and a 250-word written statement highlighting their successful experiences in at least two of the categories of service from the three categories above.
- Verify NC SHAPE Membership: Log into the NC SHAPE website to verify your membership is in good standing when nominated and receiving the award. Retired members may be exempted from this requirement.
Curriculum Vita: Prepare a 1-page curriculum vita highlighting your successful experiences in at least two of the categories of service from the three categories above.
Written Statement: Compose a 250-word statement summarizing your experiences relative to at least two of the three categories and explaining your qualifications for this award.
Complete an Application and Upload the Application Documents: Once the Recognition Committee chair receives the nomination, an email will be sent to the nominee with a link to the application form where the 1-page vita and written statement can be uploaded.
The deadline for nominations is May 1 of each year.