The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is accepting nominations for its 2017 Academic Awards. Medals for Excellence in Teaching & Administration honor five public-school educators (an elementary teacher, a secondary teacher, a regional university or community college teacher, a research university teacher, and an elementary or secondary administrator) with a $5,000 award and a glass sculpture. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. The Academic All-State award honors 100 public high-school seniors with a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. All nominationa must be submitted via OFE's online portal. For more information, call the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence at 405-236-0006, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit OFE's Academic Awards Program webpage.