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WonderKids 2018

WonderWorks Destiny announces its 5th Annual WonderKids Awards Program

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.

This 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. Nominations are due by May 18, 2018, however we are only accepting a limited number of nominations, so do not delay your entry. The program ceremony will be held on June 16, 2018 @ 1pm in the Canyon section of Destiny USA. Each nominee will be invited to WonderWorks for free along with 2 people of their choice.

This year’s awards presenter and guest speaker will be former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Don Thomas. Dr. Thomas will also be spending the week in Syracuse celebrating STEM with students at several schools throughout the area. He will be giving presentations to schools on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15. On Saturday, Dr. Thomas will be talking to guests, taking photos and signing autographs from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, June 16.




Each nominee will also receive a certificate of nomination and gift bag. Three winners in each category will be announced at the ceremony. Each winner will receive a certificate and prizes.

Prizes Include:
For Grades 1 to 5:

  • Complimentary Admission to WonderWorks Science Summer Day Camp July 9 – 13, 2018 or July 16 – 20, 2018
  • Destiny Summer Day Pass
  • WonderWorks Annual Pass
  • All Star Alley Prize Pack
  • Build-A-Bear Prize Pack

For Grades 6 to 12:

  • Complimentary Admission to WonderWorks Science Summer Day Camp July 9 – 13, 2018 or July 16 – 20, 2018
  • Destiny Summer Day Pass
  • WonderWorks Annual Pass
  • Microsoft Swag Bag
  • All Star Alley Prize Pack

The Prize List is not final as more donations are coming in.