Boomerang Youth Recognition Award

    ”What goes around, comes around”


    A partnership between CB Cares, The Hattery Stove and Still, and the Bucks County Herald 


    This youth recognition award was created to recognize students in the Central Bucks School District for living by one of the 40 Assets, designated monthly. The 40 Developmental Assets (www.search-institute.org) are positive experiences, behaviors, and personal qualities that all youth need to possess, to be responsible, caring, and strong in the face of peer pressures and other life challenges.  


    Each year, more than 1,000 elementary, middle, and high school students from Central Bucks School District are nominated for the Boomerang Award. District winners serve as a model to all students in the district, receive school recognition, and are announced in the Bucks County Herald and the Backpack Newsflash, a monthly publication of CB Cares EF that is distributed to all CBSD children. 


    Nominations should be submitted via email to Tohickon's Boomerang Award Coordinator, Mrs. Schute - dschute@cbsd.orgOne student is chosen from each school to represent that school in a district-wide vote and is sent along to a community group of judges. One student at each level (elementary, middle and high school) will be chosen as the Boomerang Award recipient. All of those students who were nominated, will receive some form of recognition, including a small gift from CB Cares. 


    2020-2021 Developmental Assets

    October: #10 Safety. Young person feels safe at home, school and in the neighborhood.
    November: #21 Achievement Motivation. Young person is motivated to do well in school.
    December: #15 Positive Peer Influence. Young person's best friends model responsible behavior.
    January: #33 Interpersonal Competence. Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.
    February: #26 Caring. Young person values service to others, in their family, school, or community.
    March: #30 Responsibility. Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.
    April: #25 Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days, either alone, with family members, or with friends.
    May: #40 Positive View of Personal Future. Young person is optimistic about their personal future.


    Nominations can come from any community member - parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, staff at our schools, youth, and the student, him/herself. 

    Click here to nominate a Tohickon student - Nomination Form