The Horizon Awards

A celebration of those who are broadening Georgia’s future horizons: our outstanding students and their dedicated mentors.

July 27, 2017
King Plow Arts Center
887 West Marietta Street, NW
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Each year TAG-Ed places well over 100 students in internships, providing them with critical work experience and invaluable mentorship opportunities.

Year after year, intern host companies are amazed at what their interns can accomplish in just a few short weeks – challenging company norms and contributing directly to the bottom line. For many students, the exposure to new industries and invested experts is enough to launch them on a new and exciting career path.

The Horizon Awards is an opportunity to capture and celebrate outstanding students and dedicated mentors. Take a look at the 2017 award categories and nominate your student or mentor today. Nominations have been extended to 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 9, 2017.


The Horizon Awards offer a unique opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to building a strong STEM workforce in Georgia. Sponsorships range from $10,000 to $1,500 and include benefits such as

  • Reserved table with company logo
  • Speaking opportunities
  • Display tables and signage
  • Logo placement on TAG-Ed website and event marketing materials

Sponsorship levels and associated benefits are detailed here. Sponsor donations may here. Please contact Mary-Kay Boler at or 443-745-1469 for additional information about event sponsorships.


Individual tickets are $50 each and may be purchased on the Donate page.  To purchase individual tickets, click on the word Donate on the upper right hand corner of the site.  Enter the amount of your contribution (number of tickets at $50 each) in the “Enter Your Own Donation” box and provide the names of the attendees in the comment box.  If you are bringing a large group and would like to sit together, please consider a table or half table sponsorship outlined above. Please contact Mary-Kay Boler at for additional information .

Congratulations to The Horizon Awards 2016 Winners!

  • Youth Advocate Award: Andrew Windham, College Planning Institute
  • Revolutionary Award: Helen Yang, intern at Adapture Technology Group
  • Industry Impact Award: Kaitlin Kress, mentor at Novelis
  • The Accelerator Award: Jen Kate Hoskin, intern at Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Youth Advocate Award: Stacey Rivers, Turner
  • Youth Advocate Award: Dan Drechsel, HireIQ Solutions
  • Youth Advocate Award: Dr. Erick Maxwell, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Tell Your Story Winner: Ton Nguyen, intern at AT&T
  • Pinnacle Student Award: Erico Corbett, intern at Turner
  • Pinnacle Mentor Award: Andy Cabistan, mentor at Watson Works

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Horizon Awards?

Each year, TAG-Ed places Georgia students in summer internships, providing them with critical work experience and invaluable mentorship opportunities. The Horizon Awards is a celebration of those who are broadening Georgia’s future horizons: our outstanding students and their dedicated mentors.

When is The Horizon Awards?

The 2017 Horizon Awards will be held on July 27, 2017 from 4 pm to 7 pm at King Plow Arts Center.

What are the award categories?

The Horizon Awards honors both students and host companies. The student categories include

  • The Accelerator Award
  • The Revolutionary Award
  • The Student Pinnacle Award

Host company categories include:

  • The Youth Advocate Award
  • The Industry Impact Award
  • The Mentor Pinnacle Award

We also announce the winner of the Tell Your Story Competition at The Horizon Awards! Check out the winning video above. All student award categories receive post-secondary scholarships.

Are scholarships awarded for any of the categories?

Yes, all student winners receive post-secondary scholarships, including the Tell Your Story winner.

Who can attend the event?

All participating companies and students are invited to attend The Horizon Awards. Each intern host company receives two tickets to the event as part of their intern host package.

We also encourage students to invite parents, siblings, and friends to join in on the fun! Tables of 10 are available for $1,500, and individual tickets are $50 each. Click here to sponsor a table or purchase individual tickets.

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Fast Facts

TAG-Ed’s inaugural Horizon Awards was held August 3, 2016. See our success:

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