Underclassmen Awards Honor Academics, Character

Posted on June 10, 2011 by


On May 19th, 2011, Fleetwood Area High School held the Underclassmen Student Awards for the 2010 – 2011 school year. The ceremony started at 7:00 p.m. and lasted about half an hour. The ceremony was opened by the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner by the Women’s Chorus.

The awards consisted of the Senator Schwank Citizenship award, which was formerly called the Michael O’Pake award, and the Principal’s award. The recipients embody characteristics of good citizenship based on some of the following criteria: concern and respect for others, hard work and discipline, timely responsibility, and support for school and community through volunteer service.

The recipients of the Principal’s award were chosen by Mr. DeAntonio himself. These students possess the qualities of trust, loyalty, integrity, citizenship, and school spirit. These qualities are also the core values of The Fleetwood Area High School. Students received an award as well as a t-shirt listing the core values and a tree with an apple hanging off of it.

Other awards included the Academic Scholar and Character Awards, which were divided school subject. The academic scholar award recipients have achieved the highest academic standards for a certain subject, such as Science, Social Studies, English, and Math. These recipients also set an example of attitude, responsibility, ability, and subject area interest. The Character Award recipients demonstrate fantastic work ethic that has made them rise above the challenges they have faced throughout the academic year. They have also succeeded academically. These students are dependable and dedicated.

Another award given out was the Outstanding Department Scholar award. These recipients display the highest capacity for integrity and ability in a given area of study. These awards were given out in the subjects of World Languages, Chorus, Band, Art, Technology, Orchestra, Media, Business, and Physical Education. These students are responsible and disciplined in addition to being class leaders.

Other awards included the Presidential Educational Excellence award, which is given to students who maintain a 95% GPA for a minimum of three semesters and also receive a teacher recommendation.

Recognitions for High Honour Role and Perfect Attendance were also awarded.

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