Nominations open for awards
Nominations for the 2014 First Lady's Community Service Awards are now open.
ServeNebraska Training Program Officer Kim Hall says the majority of the categories stem from the interests of Sally Ganem.
"We've got volunteer of the year, we've got volunteer group of the year. We have lifetime achievement award. We actually have eleven categories. The majority of the categories besides the ones I just mentioned really reflect First Lady Sally Ganem's passion for education. She was a former principal at a school in Fremont, and so as our honorary chair she selected certain categories that really reflected what her interests are."
Other categories include Outstanding Service-Learning Program, Outstanding Student Leader, and Outstanding Community Service Project.
Hall says forms can be found on the ServeNebraska website.
"It's as simple as going to our website, which is www.serve.nebraska.gov. And they can go to the awards page, the tab, and just click on First Lady's awards. And right under First Lady Ganem's photo happens to be a nomination form. And it's a word document, easy to fill out. It's just a couple pages. Really we're just looking for the nominator, the nominees' contact information, and then a narrative explaining their volunteer service."
Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony on Friday, April 11th at the Thompson Alumni Center at UNO.
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