The objective of the Choose to Be GREAT  (CTBG) Award is to encourage public high school students to conduct themselves in a mature manner worthy of acknowledgement, regardless of previous exposure to the G.R.E.A.T Program.  High school students may be selected for the award by G.R.E.A.T. instructors, school staff, or directly from community members.

The goal of the CTBG Award is to present public high school students with an acknowledgment when they have been nominated and selected for the award.

The student nominated must have met the following criteria:

1.    Student must be enrolled in the Miami-Dade County Public School System.

2.    Student must have shown significant academic improvement, behavior improvement, outstanding community service, or  an act that distinguishes a character that sets the student apart from others.

3.    Student must be nominated in writing by an adult for the award.

4.    Student can only receive the award once in a calendar year.

Recipients of CTBG Award will be visited at their school and acknowledged with a certificate and prize.

The goal of the monthly CTBG Award is:

•To build upon the school-based G.R.E.A.T. curriculum and reinforce its goals by offering students an opportunity to acquire recognition for their positive behavior or act.

•To give students positive recognition when an act, behavior or improvement has been demonstrated.

•To improve character and motivate students to “Choose to Be GREAT.”

•To strengthen law enforcement’s relationship with students and the school community.

The nomination must be via email to CBertrand@dadeschools.net and include the following information to be considered.

FULL NAME OF STUDENT

NAME & GRADE OF SCHOOL STUDENT IS ATTENDING

FULL NAME OF PERSON MAKING NOMINATION

TELEPHONE CONTACT OF PERSON MAKING NOMINATION

BRIEF SUMMARY OF BEHAVIOR ACT OR REASON FOR NOMINATION

Once the nomination is received, and reviewed, a representative from the CTBG Award Selection Committee will contact the person making the nomination.