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H.O.P.E. Awards
Honoring Outstanding Personal Excellence

The Liberty School District Foundation established the H.O.P.E. Awards in 1995, and 2017 will be the 21st awards ceremony.

LSDF's goal for the H.O.P.E. Awards is to recognize students who display exceptional attitudes and actions, inspiring others and making their schools and communities better places. Each elementary and secondary school in the Liberty School District nominates a recipient for the Personal Initiative, Courage and Humanitarian awards, and secondary schools also select recipients for the Integrity and Community Service awards.

H.O.P.E. Award Categories

The student who receives this award is a student who:

  • Motivated to do personal best at all times
  • Demonstrated perseverance in reaching a goal to improve in a subject area/behavior
  • Displayed high level of respect for self and others  COURAGE (FORMALLY MEETING THE CHALLENGE
The student who "meets the challenge" is a student who:
  • Met a significant challenge during the school year
  • Attended school regularly and achieved personal success
  • Maintained a positive attitude during a difficult time  HUMANITARIAN
The student who receives this award is a student who advances to the highest level of concern for his fellow man by exhibiting:
  • Demonstrated compassion, care and kindness to others
  • Saw the needs of others and tried to meet those needs
  • Displayed a selfless attitude by putting others before self  INTEGRITY (FORMALLY WALK THE TALK)
A student who "walks the talk" is a student who:
  • Behaved as a positive role model for other students through attitudes and actions
  • Concerned for the success of school groups and events rather than personal recognition
  • Acted honorably and honestly toward fellow students and staff  COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
The student who receives this award demonstrates:
  • Devoted time, leadership and commitment to an organization
  • Actively involved in making the world a better place through service
  • Encouraged others to participate in community service/charitable organizations

2017 H.O.P.E. Awards

The Liberty School District Foundation will hosted two events to honor H.O.P.E. Award Recipients: one event for the 11 Liberty elementary school and one event for the four middle schools, two high schools and the Liberty Academy. 

Each student was presented with an engraved trophy and a special proclamation from the Missouri House of Representatives.   We are extremely grateful to Heritage Middle School for hosting us!

2017 H.O.P.E. Awards: Elementary Night

Date: February 28, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Heritage Middle School Auditorium

2017 H.O.P.E. Awards: Secondary Night

Date: March 2, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Heritage Middle School Auditorium

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