ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-07-072

Date Created : 01/25/2007


Co-op Directors
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Communications - Julie Thompson, Director
Public Service Award

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Julie Johnson Thompson

Phone Number:
(501) 683-47


The Clinton School of Public Service will hold an awards ceremony on Saturday, May 5, 2007, honoring Arkansas high school students involved in outstanding community service projects. One extraordinary student will be selected by the Clinton School to receive the Daniel Cayce Award for Inspirational Leadership in Public Service, which is awarded annually to a young person demonstrating selfless volunteerism on behalf of the local community.

In order to select the state-wide winner, each junior or senior student wishing to enter the competition is invited to submit a one-page summary of service activities and a short essay detailing public service experience. A committee will review the applications and select 50 semifinalists (plus an adult sponsor) to attend the awards ceremony.

Arkansas high school students in the junior or senior year may compete for the Daniel Cayce Award by preparing a 250-word essay for the following topic, "Which of your own community service experiences has been most meaningful to you and to your community, and why?" Each applicant should mail to the Clinton School: a registration form; the name of the adult to accompany the applicant to Little Rock if selected; the public service essay; and a one-page personal resume that lists the applicant's community service activities. Materials must be postmarked not later than March 23, 2007.

Award materials and information can be found on the Clinton School Web site, Questions or comments should be sent to Nikolai DiPippa at

The Clinton School also has a new online research center at Teachers and students can download audio files of the most recent programs at the school, listen to the school's public radio show, and search the archives for past speakers for free. From elected officials to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and major corporate CEOs, the Clinton School Research Center houses an array of prominent speakers focusing on both timely and historic subjects.


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