The John Prasch Health and Physical Fitness Award is an award to recognize an educator each year who has made a significant contribution to students’ lives by promoting health and physical fitness. Mr. Prasch, a former superintendent of the Lincoln Public Schools, believed very strongly not only in educating students academically, but also in teaching them to appreciate and practice good living habits that promote good health for a lifetime. This award, which includes a stipend, was created by Edward and Mary Copple to honor John Prasch and his dedication to the youth in our community.
Any certified or licensed Lincoln Public Schools educator is eligible to receive the award. The Prasch Award may be received more than once during tenure with LPS.
Selection of the recipient for the award will be based on a significant contribution to students’ lives by promoting health and physical fitness either in his or her school, the entire school system or the community at large.
Nominations can be submitted by any individual or group. Self-nominations are accepted.
The selection committee will be facilitated by the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Scholarships & Awards Committee, with input from the Health/Physical Education Curriculum Specialist and District Wellness Facilitator.