Nelson Medals

Nelson has a rich tradition of recognizing students for their many contributions to life at Nelson. As part of that tradition, the Nelson Medals are awarded for outstanding involvement and success in at least four of the five major areas of school life: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Clubs and Activities, and Leadership. The minimum point requirement per category is 100 points. There is an application process that must be followed and the medals are awarded at Awards Night in the fall or at Commencement. All students are encouraged to “Go for the Gold!” by accumulating points throughout their high school career.

Bronze Medal = 1000 points required Silver Medal = 1500 points required Gold Medal = 2000 points required

NOTE TO APPLICANTS


If you have participated in an activity or accomplished a task you feel deserves points but is not listed on this form:

  • attach a detailed, written outline of the achievement
  • obtain a staff signature to validate your report
  • approximately 5 points per hour of involvement is used as a guideline

Be prepared to defend your claim if asked to appear before the Nelson Medals Committee.

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FIRST TWO ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE ACADEMICS CATEGORY ONLY, MEDAL POINTS ARE EARNED FOR NELSON EXTRACURRICULAR/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES. YOU MUST ATTAIN A 60% AVERAGE IN THE YEAR OF APPLICATION FOR A MEDAL.


GUIDELINES


1. Applicants must accumulate points in at least four of the five categories.

2. Minimum point requirement per category is 100 points.

3. Applicants must submit fully-completed application forms for these awards (available in the Student Services office from Mrs.Raithby) by June 1 st .

4. Where a range of possible points is indicated for an activity, the applicant’s allotment will be determined by the Supervisor/Advisor. (5 pts./hr. of involvement is used as a guideline)

5. The Nelson Medal Committee, in consultation with appropriate personnel, are the final arbiters of the awards

6. The following types of activities are NOT ELIGIBLE for medal points:

a) activities/projects which are part of a course where credit is granted.

b) tasks which are considered a normal expectation of a role or of membership in a group.