2021 State Superintendent's Awards for Arts Excellence


The State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence are awarded to high school juniors and seniors who have achieved artistic and academic excellence and served their communities. The arts have great value and are an important component of a well-rounded education. Students who participate in the arts — whether music, drama, dance, or in visual media— acquire skills that transfer to other academic areas and carry forward into adulthood. Please encourage your students and children who meet the criteria to apply for these honorary awards, which I am honored to cosponsor with the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education.

— Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction



The 2021 Virtual Ceremony will air on YouTube on Sunday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. CST.

Click HERE to view the ceremony.


2021 State Superintendent's Arts Awards

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is pleased to join with the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education and the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma for the 31st Annual State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence. It is important to recognize school boards, school administrators, and fine arts educators who have exhibited leadership in schools and communities throughout Oklahoma. During the ceremony, we recognize outstanding school board members, school administrators, and fine arts educators for their leadership and support of quality arts education and academic excellence in Oklahoma schools.

Applicants will receive notification in the mail of their status by April 2, 2021. You can view the list of 2021 student honorees HERE. Questions can be directed to elizabeth.maughan@sde.ok.gov 






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Last updated on May 12, 2021