Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 that her office is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award. The award recognizes teachers, school administrators, legislators, and community leaders who have made significant contributions toward promoting civic learning to teach students the importance of being engaged citizens. Grimes said the award is a way to recognize those people who committed to the success of Kentucky’s future leaders. The award winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize to be used to further his or her civic learning initiatives. One finalist is selected from each Kentucky High School Athletic Association region and reach will receive a $250 award. The award winner and finalists will be recognized during the KHSAA Boy’s Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament in Lexington in March. The deadline for nominations and submissions is March 6, 2018.