Celebration of Leadership Award nomination forms available

The Hanover Township Committee on Youth is accepting nominations for the 2024 Celebration of Leadership Awards.

The categories for this year’s awards are: Rising Star Award, an elementary student (grades K-six); Junior Leader Award, middle school student (grades seven-eight); High School Leader Award, high school student (grades nine-12); Community Adult Leader of Youth Award, an adult who lives or works in the township and works with youth in a leadership capacity; and Principal of the Year, a principal from a township area school, including primary, secondary, alternative education and private schools.

All youth nominees must be Hanover Township residents and demonstrate genuine leadership. School staff members, students, student groups, community organizations or businesses, can submit a nomination.

Nomination forms are available on the township’s website at or at the Hanover Township Youth & Family Services office at 250 S. Route 59, Bartlett. Completed nominations are due no later than Friday, April 19.

For questions, please contact Tina Houdek, Hanover Township Director of Youth and Family Services at (630) 483-5799 or at

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