Julia Clukey Courage Award
Olympian Julia Clukey is proud to partner with local community leaders and school administrators to present the Julia Clukey Courage Award. The award honors students from across Maine for their outstanding courage. Now, more than ever, middle and high school students face many different decisions and responsibilities. The Julia Clukey Courage Award is designed to recognize Maine students of all abilities for their courage in areas such as reaching their full potential, accomplishing personal goals, demonstrating leadership or overcoming adversity, just like Julia.
The award is not performance based. When selecting a recipient, school administrators can define courage any way they would like.
The principal or school administrator who schedules Julia’s presentation will also select the award recipient. On the scheduled presentation date, Julia, along with members of the local community, including local legislators, will present the award.
As part of the ceremony, the administrator will share the story of the student deserving of the Julia Clukey Courage Award. The student will be recognized in front of the student body and presented with the award. Photos from the ceremony will also be sent to local media to showcase the hard work of the student and the school’s positive impact on students.
The award can be used to reward any student for any type of courage. Here are different ways schools have decided on their student for the Julia Clukey Courage Award:
- Making a positive decision that has impacted the student’s future goals (academics, sports, arts, etc.)
- Putting others first, a decision that leads to the success or benefit of other classmates or a charity
- Ability to overcome adversity or challenge
- Accomplishing a goal or major milestone
- Demonstrating an ability to do what is right and staying strong when outside influences encourage other options
To nominate a student and schedule a presentation from Olympian Julia Clukey at your school, please complete this form. Schools are contacted within 2-3 days of submitting the form.
Julia Clukey Courage Award Winners
|Tiffany Robert, principal at Thornton Academy Middle School; Noel and Judi Holmes, parents of Julian Holmes; Julian Holmes, eighth grade student at Thornton Academy Middle School; Julia Clukey, 2010 Olympian; Maine legislators Justin M. Chenette (D-York), Senate District 31; Donna Bailey (D-Saco), House District 14; and Margaret M. O’Neil (D-Saco), House District 15.|
|From left to right: Olympian Julia Clukey presents Bailey Marsh the Julia Clukey Courage Award alongside Rep. Robert Foley. Photo courtesy: Jennifer Lewia/Wells High School (read more)|
|Searsport Elementary School Principal Larry Clement; Hailey’s mother, Melody Mansir; Hailey Mello, age 5; Olympian Julia Clukey; Rep. James Gillway and Senate President Michael Thibodeau|
|Macey’s mother, Danielle Peavey; Bath Middle School humanities teacher Vince Shatto; Olympian Julia Clukey; award recipient Macey Coffin; Sen. Linda Baker and Rep. Jennifer DeChant.|
|Rep. Karleton Ward, Rebekah Noble and her daughter Helaina Winslow, and Olympian Julia Clukey at the Dedham School.|
|Trish Clark, assistant principal and athletic director, Olympian Julia Clukey, Hailey Gerrish and Peter Loiselle, principal at Dr. Lewis S. Libby School in Milford.|
|Jeff Paul, principal at Orono Middle School, Olympian Julia Clukey, George Grindle and State Senator Jim Dill.|
|Rep. Tim Theriault, Jeff Kierstead, Olympian Julia Clukey and Erskine Academy Headmaster Michael McQuarrie.|
|Olympian Julia Clukey; Alexander Gibson, Julia Clukey Courage Award recipient; and Stewart Brittner, assistant principal at Cony High School.|
|Olympian Julia Clukey; Isaac Gichel-Curtis, Julia Clukey Courage Award recipient from Cony Middle School; and State Senator Roger Katz.|
|Sen. Eric Brakey, state senator for District 20; Celena Ranger, principal of Auburn Middle School; Julia Clukey, Olympian; Holly Bosse, mother of Chris Frey and Chris Frey, recipient of the Julia Clukey Courage Award.|
|State Senator Anne Haskell; Angie DeAza, Julia Clukey Courage Award recipient; Olympian Julia Clukey; and Carrie Foster, 7th grade social studies teacher at Lyman Moore Middle School.|
|David Armistead, principal and academic dean joins Abigail Bowman, as she accepts the Julia Clukey Courage Award from Olympian Julia Clukey.|
|Olympian Julia Clukey, Aziza Perkins, Courage award recipient, and House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe.|
|Joshua McNaughton, principal at Whitefield Elementary School stands with Andrews Shaw as he accepts the Courage Award from Olympian Julia Clukey.|
|Natalie Sok, a 9th grader at Bonny Eagle High School, accepts the Julia Clukey Courage Award from Olympian Julia Clukey.|
|Arlo Pike, a 10th grader at Bonny Eagle High School, accepts the Julia Clukey Courage Award from Olympian Julia Clukey.|
|Alanna Thomas from Reeds Brook school accepts the Julia Clukey Courage Award from Olympian Julia Clukey.|
|Maggie Redman, a student at Massabesic High School, accepts the Julia Clukey Courage Award from Olympian Julia Clukey.|