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Nomination for Billy Michal Student Leadership Award

The National WWII Museum is pleased to announce an important addition to its American Spirit Award: the Billy Michal Student Leadership Award, given annually to one student from each state and the District of Columbia who demonstrates the American Spirit in his or her community.

The values of leadership, teamwork, tolerance, creativity, and perseverance can and should be learned and lived by all Americans regardless of age. When six-year-old Billy Michal from Zimmerman, Louisiana, helped his one-room school win a statewide scrap-paper collection contest during World War II, he understood that every citizen—no matter how small—could contribute to our victory in the war. Learn more about Billy and and his classroom's scrapping adventure. Billy's example, and the actions of millions of other students on the Home Front, reminds us that service to country and community helps create active, engaged citizens. Through this award, the Museum promotes these values to students nationwide and honors those who exemplify them.

The Museum is currently taking nominations from across the country for these awards. Nominees should have a strong record of volunteerism, school and/or community activism, or implementing creative solutions to recognized problems. Selected awardees will be flown (along with a chaperone) to New Orleans to participate in the Museum's American Spirit Awards celebration, June 8-10, 2017.


Nominator's Full Name
Nominator's Address
Nominator's Preferred Phone
Cell, Home or Work?
Nominator's Alternate Phone
Nominator's Email
What is your relationship to the nominee?
How long have you known the nominee?
Describe why you think this student should represent your state as the winner of the 2017 Billy Michal Student Leadership Award (be specific about his or her activities and their outcomes and impacts. You may include links to news articles and relevant websites).
Upload any files that support your nomination.
Nominee Full Name
Nominee's Current Grade
Nominee's School
Nominee's School Address
Nominee's School Phone Number
Nominee's School Email
Nominee's Parent or Guardian Full Name
Parent Address
Parent preferred phone
Cell, Home or Work?
Parent alternate phone
Parent Email
Will nominee and a chaperone be available to travel to New Orleans from June 8 to 10, 2017?
If student is under 18, attach parent or guardian Permission to be Nominated statement. 250 words max. Upload Word or PDF files only.