Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award

From 1999 to 2011, MEGT along with NAGC has annually presented a Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award to children who have made a difference in their community and who have excelled academically or in the arts. The lack of national funding caused NAGC to eliminate their support of this award nationwide. The MEGT State Board established the Minnesota Star of the North Award in 2012.

The Nicholas Green Scholarship Fund, is awarded to one student in each state, along with a Certificate of Excellence by the NAGC. Students selected for the award are between grades 3 and 6 and have distinguished themselves in academic achievement, leadership, or the visual or performing arts. The award program was established through funds provided by Maggie and Reg Green to honor the memory of their seven-year-old son, Nicholas, who was killed in a drive-by shooting while vacationing in Italy in 1994. The Greens felt it was important to recognize the gifts and talents in children who are now at the age that Nicholas was when he died. NAGC is honored to be part of the Greens' generous spirit. That the award exists is a tribute to the determination of the Greens to take a terrible tragedy and turn it into a positive force of recognition.

Nicholas Green Foundation

Past Recipients of the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award

1999
Benjamin Kimitch
Eden Prairie


2000
Tyler Wotrich
Falcon Heights


2001
Athen Aitken
Cass Lake


2002
Rachel Johnson
Duluth


2003
Kelsey Marchetti
Rogers


2004
Nicole Dah On Lee
Roseville


2005
Andrew Troska
Spring Lake Park


2006
Claire Belisle
Mohtomedi


2007
Hannah Kennedy
Woodbury


2008
Megan Berger
Belle Plaine


2009
Sid Ramish
Inver Grove Heights


2010
Josie Nelson
Alexandria


2011
Roshini Asirvatham
Rochester