This award will recognize athletes competing in the selected AAU Ozark Baton and/or Dance Championships for their excellence in academics as well as their athletic abilities. Ozark Baton and Dance honors these top academic athletes on their success by presenting them with an Academic All-American certificate and medal.
Every athlete competing in the selected Ozark Baton and/orDance Championships is eligible to apply for this award. Athletes MUST show high academic standings in the quarters/semester that they have already taken part in during the current academic school year. Athletes must also be registered competitors (either as a soloists or team member) in the selected competition. All grades (Elementary, Jr. High, Sr. High, and College) are eligible to apply for this award.
Applications for the Academic All-American Award are found online on the registration page for the competitions in which this award applies. The parent/guardian or coach must sign electronically verifying that the information submitted is correct. All applications must be submitted by the contest entry deadline. Applicants must email a photo to the contest director once the application has been submitted. Applications without photos WILL NOT be accepted.
The Ozark Baton and Dance District Director will review all applications with the help of a committee and the recipients will be announced at the selected competition. Winners will also be announced on the AAU Ozark social media pages and our website. All recipients will be presented with All-American certificate and a custom medal.