Purple Star Award North Carolina is home to a large population of active duty, guard, reserve, and veteran armed services members, and the state’s public schools reflect that. In 2019, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction launched the Purple Star Award Designation initiative to recognize the state’s strong military presence and its support for military families. The Purple Star designation is awarded to schools that demonstrate military-friendly practices and a commitment to military students and families. 2022-2023 NC Purple Star Award application Application Worksheet 2022-23 Webinar For questions on the application, please email Howard Lattimore. For other military-related questions, please email Dr. Angie.Mullennix. For a full list of awarded schools, please visit this link.