Encouraging volunteerism and community service.

This Award Ceremony took place at the Owyhee on January 21, 2016 and was free to attend and open to the public.

Appetizers and refreshments were provided after the ceremony thanks to Kindness the food and beverage sponsor.

Each nominee had the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Lieutenant Governor Brad Little.  Thanks to Merrakai Photography our photography sponsor.

Once you’re viewing the gallery, you can download your favorites (for FREE) directly to your computer by using the download button by each picture or mark your favorites by selecting the ‘heart’ icon by the images of your choice. The images will download directly to a folder on your Desktop and you’re done. Easy peasey!  Merrakai will only store the images for 9 months, but please take the time to back up your images just in case anything happens to your computer. I personally think the more backups, the merrier, so feel free to put them on a USB, CD, or a hard drive!


Sponsors for Idaho's Brightest Stars

 Food & Beverage Sponsor   
 Photography Sponsor 

Program Sponsor 


Valley Office Equipment 


Friend of Service
 Silver Sponsor   
 Bade Brothers Building  

Help make honoring our unsung heroes possible. Sponsorship gives your organization exposure and an opportunity to give back.

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2013 Idaho's Brightest Stars Winners

Corporation Volunteer of the Year
Jitasa, Boise

Small Business Volunteer of the Year
Tamarack Sports, Hailey

Organization Volunteer of the Year
Specialized Needs Recreation, Coeur d'Alene

School Volunteer of the Year
Community School, Sun Valley

Student Volunteer of the Year
Nicholas Yordy, Kuna

Individual Volunteer of the Year
Megan Smith, Boise

First Lady’s Choice
Meridian Mayors Youth Advisory, Meridian

Governor’s Choice
Wyakin Warrior Foundation, Boise