Purpose of the Award
The Seventh-day Adventist church and its educational system believe that teaching young people to be actively involved in witnessing and service activities is central to the educational goals of the school and to the mission of the church. For this reason, the “Caring Heart Award” for Christian service has been established to give recognition to those secondary students who have demonstrated a personal commitment to active participatory service and witnessing activities and programs.
Through the “Caring Heart Award” for Christian Service, the importance of witnessing-service activities will be emphasized and given appropriate recognition along with academic, athletic, music, and other school awards and honors. This award is designed to give appropriate recognition, and foster an increased awareness and participation in witnessing-service activities by all students.
Nominated students must be full-time juniors or seniors with a strong citizenship record who have given evidence of a personal commitment to witnessing-service activities by exhibiting initiative and responsibility for carrying through on such activities. The student, through participation in witnessing-service activities, should serve as an overall example on the campus. Criteria to be considered might include significant and varied participation in service-type activities, witnessing experiences, and mission trips (inside and/or outside the country). Check the NAD Christian Service Curriculum Guide for ideas of appropriate activity suggestions.