What is a WonderKid? WonderWorks’ WonderKids program highlights student achievement in various categories including Academic Excellence, Service to Community & Future Scientist. Part of WonderWorks’ educational mission is to make science fun and entertaining. WonderKids is a way to recognize students in the community, not only the students who take an interest in science, but for the student who excels in community engagement or excellence in education. We invite you to nominate the student of your choice in any of the following three categories:
Academic Excellence – This award will go to a student who displays excellence in academia. They exceed the expectations of their teachers and peers and realize the importance of educational rigor in their future.
Service to Community – This award will go to a student who goes above and beyond when it comes to helping others. They demonstrate compassion, and a strong aptitude of self-awareness.
Future Scientist – This award will go to a student who exhibits passion when it comes to the sciences. They live each day as an innovator and discoverer, hoping to one day change the world through their love of science.
This year each award category will have two different grade groups of nominees, you can nominate students in grades 1 through 5 in each category and grades 6 through 12.
The year’s program is open to students from ten counties in central New York: Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Oneida, Madison, Cortland, Seneca, Tompkins, Chenango and Cayuga.
All dates for WonderKids 2019 will be announced in January 2019.
Please fill out the following form if you want to be reminded about nominating your student once the dates are released: