State Recognition Ceremonies


Ceremony dates and times for 2020 will be updated in early 2020.  

Ceremony assignments

Students interested in attending a ceremony are encouraged to test by February. Students who achieve qualifying scores through March testing will still receive a ceremony invitation, but may have fewer ceremony location options. Qualified students who are unable to attend a ceremony, or who test after March, will receive their medal in the mail over the summer.

Invitations are sent out the first week of April, both by email and traditional mail.

If you need to update your student's information, including email and mailing addresses, you can do so online by filling out our student update form

2019 information

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Date and Time


University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Tuesday, May 7

1 p.m.


University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Wednesday, May 8

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.


University of South Florida, Tampa

Tuesday, May 7

10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

Tuesday, May 14

10:30 a.m.


Middle Georgia State University, Cochran

Saturday, May 4

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro

Thursday, May 23

6:30 p.m.


University of Kansas, Lawrence

Wednesday, May 15

9 a.m.


Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green

Wednesday, May 22

2 p.m.


Northwestern State University, Natchitoches

Sunday, May 12

1 p.m.


The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Saturday, June 1

1:30 p.m.


Drury University, Springfield

Friday, May 24

11 a.m.


University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Tuesday, May 21

2 p.m.

North Carolina

East Carolina University, Greenville

Monday, May 6

1 p.m.

Campbell University, Buies Creek

Tuesday, May 14

2 p.m.

Elon University, Elon

Wednesday, May 29

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Double Tree—Warren Place, Tulsa

Wednesday, June 5

1 p.m.

South Carolina

Furman University, Greenville

Thursday, May 16

2 p.m.


Belmont University, Nashville

Monday, May 6

10:30 a.m.



Texas Christian University, Fort Worth

Monday, May 6

4 p.m.

Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science at the University of North Texas, Denton

Thursday, May 16

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Trinity University, San Antonio

Thursday, May 9

4 p.m.

Lamar University, Beaumont

Saturday, May 11

1 p.m.

Texas A&M University, College Station

Friday, May 24

2 p.m.

Sites, dates, and times are subject to change.

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