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Nominations open for Huntsman education awards

Nominations for the 2016 Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education are now being solicited by the awards committee and will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25.
Nominations for the 2016 Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education are now being solicited by the awards committee and will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25.
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SALT LAKE CITY — Nominations for the 2016 Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education are now being solicited by the awards committee and will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25.

“We recognize that our public schools are being called upon to accept more and more responsibility for educating our nation’s children,” Karen Huntsman said in a statement. “It is our privilege to be able to single out and recognize those individuals who go above and beyond to ensure our children are fully engaged in learning and well equipped to be our nation’s future leaders.”

Each year the Jon M. Huntsman family presents a check for $10,000 and a crystal obelisk to each of 11 outstanding Utah public educators: six teachers, three administrators, one volunteer and one special education teacher. Nominations are received from throughout the state and reviewed by a board consisting of some of the Utah’s most prominent citizens and educators. The 2016 recipients will be announced in late April, and the awards will be presented at a banquet in Salt Lake City in May.

Nomination forms are available through any public school, the local PTA or by logging on to Huntsman’s education awards Web page at huntsmaneducationawards.com.