For Guidance Counselors
High School Guidance Counselors often ask what makes a great nominee. Our best answer to that question?
We are looking for the exceptional leaders within your senior class who:
- Have a strong ability (plus the desire and drive) to identify and solve problems
- Set the bar high and inspire others to be better
- Make a significant positive impact on their school and in the community, and want to do even more in the future
Strong Roan candidates also tend to be those who:
- Are respected and admired by their fellow students, as well as by teachers, administrators, and community leaders. They will leave big shoes to fill when they graduate.
- Strive for excellence in all they do – in the classroom, on the athletic fields, in student organizations, or in other activities throughout the community. Their involvement may follow more traditional paths, or forge new ones.
- Engage and serve because they’re truly interested. They care. They want to make a difference. And they have the capacity and drive to do so.
Finally, they tend to possess excellent academic credentials: the past three years, for example, nominees have had an average GPA of 3.9 and an average composite ACT score of nearly 27. Even more important than their academic success, though, is their intellectual curiosity - their desire to learn for learning's sake, and to translate that knowledge into action and impact.