Press Release

February 22, 2018


The Nebraska World Language Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for The World Language Distinguished Scholar Award. The award recognizes Nebraska high school students for their leadership in language learning, commitment to language study, appreciation for cultural diversity, and communicative competence.

High schools in Nebraska may nominate one student per language offered in the building or one student per level if there is only one language offered in the building. Nominations must be made by the student’s teacher using the online form at

Nominations are due March 1, 2018. Nominated students will be asked to complete a portfolio and to submit it with their information forms. The committee may choose up to three students per ESU for recognition. World Language Distinguished Scholars will be announced the week of April 1. More information is available at

David Jespersen
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Department of Education