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Applications for the 2023 GATESOL Student of the Year will open in early April and are due June 1, 2023!

GATESOL Student of the Year Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Gianncarlos Briones Carmona of Peachtree Middle School for being selected as GATESOL's Student of the Year for 2021-2022! 

Who’s Eligible?

Any current  ESOL student in a public or private k-12 school in Georgia. Previous recipients of the Georgia TESOL Student of the Year award are not eligible for nomination.


The success of ESOL students who overcome language barriers deserves recognition.  Georgia TESOL would like to highlight the inspirational life stories of English Learners.  

Deadline   June 1, 2023


  • Award to be presented during the award ceremony during the annual Georgia TESOL conference

  • Two complimentary luncheon tickets for the annual Georgia TESOL conference (for the student and parent/guardian) 

  • Profile in the GATESOL newsletter


  • Student must be receiving ESOL services in the school year nominated.

  • A letter of nomination from a GATESOL member describing the student's achievements and how the student’s success inspires others must be emailed to the student’s name in the subject field (example:  Juan Doe- Student of the Year). 

Review Committee

The Georgia TESOL executive board members will vote in a blind review of all nominations. The nominating teacher and recipient will be notified by October 14th and will be invited to attend the awards recognition ceremony during the Georgia TESOL annual conference in October at the most convenient location. 


PO Box 10, Decatur, GA 30031
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