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Distinguished Achievement Awards

The Board of School Directors honors students and employees who have achieved state and national level recognition by presenting them with Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAA's). DAA's are presented at special ceremonies held immediately prior to regularly scheduled Board meetings. Parents of the awardees along with school principals and the nominating teachers, coaches and/or sponsors are also invited to attend.

DAA ceremonies are also videotaped for airing on NATV-Cable, (Armstrong channel 210 / Comcast channel 98 / Consolidated channel 406 / Verizon channel 33). See the NATV schedule for programming dates and times.

Ceremonies and Photos

The final Distinguished Achievement Award Ceremony for the 2016-2017 school year is scheduled for May 24, 2017. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. in the Carson Middle School auditorium.

Please click below to see DAA winners and photos from previous the ceremonies.


PDF 2016-2017 Nomination Form

Criteria for a Distinguished Achievement Award:

  • Must be school related (school sponsored or school authorized)
  • State awards in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place are recognized
  • Multi-state or national awards in 1st - 10th place are recognized
  • International awards are reviewed on a case-by-case basis for range of recognition
  • Recipient must be a North Allegheny student or staff member

Please attach detailed information about the award or the organization, such as a letter of acceptance, sample press release from sponsoring entity, any other written information available about the contest or award. The details are very important.