Criteria for DCA
Hilton Head Preparatory School’s Distinguished Citizens Awards
The Hilton Head Preparatory School’s Distinguished Citizens Awards (DCA) honors distinguished citizens and members of the Prep community for their leadership and commitment to Hilton Head Preparatory School and the greater Hilton Head Island community.
Candidates for the DCA shall be former Hilton Head Preparatory School, May River Academy, or Sea Pines Academy students, former or present board members, former or present faculty/staff members, former or present coaches, parents, past parents, community leaders, and other individuals who have met the requirements found below. In order to be considered for an award, a detailed statement describing how the nominee has contributed to Prep’s outstanding tradition of educational, artistic, and/or athletic excellence must be submitted to Prep’s Development Office at Hilton Head Preparatory School, Attn: Leslie Hart, 8 Fox Grape Road, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29928.
Nominees for Prep’s DCA shall be selected based upon the following criteria:
Leader/Friend of Prep: A committed leader of the Prep Community such as a former or present board member who has served to advance the ideals, mission, vision, and traditions of Prep and has greatly contributed to the school in a philanthropic manner while advancing Prep’s mission.
Parent Volunteer: A dedicated parent of a current student (or of an alumnus/alumna) who has been involved with many school committees or activities and who has significantly contributed to the quality of the Prep community. This recipient is a person who has been a loyal and devoted supporter (and/or volunteer) of Prep activities.
Alumni:A committed Hilton Head Preparatory School alumnus/alumna leader who has made significant contributions to Hilton Head Prep and/or the greater society while attending Prep and continuing post-graduation. The nominee must be a graduate of at least ten (10) years.
Athletics:A Hilton Head Preparatory School alumnus/alumna who performed with excellence and lettered in a Varsity sport or activity while at Prep. Nominees must be, or must have been, a committed leader and a credit to the Prep community. Inductees may be either living or deceased. The nominee must be a graduate of at least ten (10) years.
Arts: A Hilton Head Preparatory School alumnus/alumna who performed with excellence in the arts (performing or fine arts) while at Prep. Nominees must be, or must have been, a committed leader and a credit to the Prep community. Inductees may be either living or deceased. The nominee must be a graduate of at least ten (10) years.
Educator:A nominee must be either a former or present coach, administrator, and faculty or staff member who has distinguished himself or herself by demonstrating exceptional leadership, commitment, character, and achievement during his or her tenure at Prep and has significantly contributed to the quality of education and/or athletics at Prep.