Awards Assembly Acknowledges Academic Accomplishments



The annual awards assembly, which took place Wednesday morning, started off with a welcome note and review of proper auditorium behavior and the Pledge of Allegiance before just shy of 200 students were recognized for their academic accomplishments this school year.
Principal Doug Holland set the mood by acknowledging accomplishments such as the undefeated softball team and the success of Tuesday night’s theatre showcase.

Students were then welcomed to the stage, grouped by categories including English, health and physical education, Spanish, science, math, social studies, fine arts, technology, family and consumer sciences, athletic achievements and recognition of seniors making the district honor roll, given to those with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above.

English and theatre teacher Josh Scheirman introduced his students as they were awarded for their accomplishments. He said he gave awards for his English classes based on attitude in the classroom, a solid work ethic and overall character.

“I think it’s important not to look at the gradebook as the sole determiner of who gets awards,” Scheirman said.

Junior Hannah Delgado was awarded Theatre Student of the Year by theatre teacher Allison Bassett.

“Theatre is one of my passions and it felt very special to be rewarded for all my hard work,” Delgado said.

Athletic Director and Dean of Students Greg Mulkey, before recognizing the athletes, paid tribute to Holland before recognizing the athletic achievements of the class of 2015.

“I don’t think I’ve seen anyone give back to kids like he does,” Mulkey said. “He’s at every event [. . .] and I just want to recognize our principal Doug Holland.”