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  Celebrating High School Innovators (InnoVators)  
  Lucas Maxwell  1/18/2024 6:00:00 AM  

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We're thrilled to announce that applications for the Celebrating High School Innovators program are now live!

Celebrating High School Innovators Program(InnoVatorstm)identifies, describes, and celebrates some of the most innovative and creative high school students in the world without looking at GPA or standardized test scores. 

The InnoVatorstmworks through the state teachers associations, the principals association, and the regional superintendents of education to encourage the most innovative and entrepreneurial students in their high schools to apply.  Students apply in one of five domain areas: 1) Arts, Media, and Literature, 2) STEM, 3) Economic Entrepreneurship, 4) Social Entrepreneurship and 5) Food, Nutrition and Wellness.


The InnoVatorstmCelebration enables students to mix with and collaborate with “like-minded” people from around the world (award winners, assessors, business leaders, manufacturers, and other innovators).  

Each team of students will give a ninety second presentation to judges about their innovation, and in turn judges will have five minutes to ask additional clarifying questions.


To date InnoVatorstmhas given over $200,000 in scholarship and money to further students in their passion.  

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Key Details:

  • Application Open Date: November 9th, 2023
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

To apply, simply visit our website at and complete the application form. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your student’s innovation. Apply now and make your mark!

Lucas Maxwell
Illinois State University
Phone: 309-438-3563 Cell: --
Address: 301 N. Main Street, 125 Ropp Agriculture Building, Normal, IL 61790
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