Fair Grove High School’s Academic Awards Night
May 25, 2023
Fair Grove High School hosted their Academic Awards Night on Wednesday, May 10th in the Middle School Commons at 6:30 PM.
Academic Awards Night is a yearly occurrence that allows high-achieving high school students to be recognized for all of their academic hard work. Along with accomplishments that have been achieved throughout the year, Seniors in this event are also bestowed with scholarships for college tuition.
Mr. Overstreet described how this night is notable for every student attending, “The night is important because it allows our high-achieving students the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to their studies, and in front of their peers and community members in attendance.” Families of the invited students typically attend, along with the Fair Grove Staff.
Overstreet continued to narrate the sequence of this event, “Students will be recognized for GPAs, attendance, and for being the top overall student by each department, and citizenship.”
Mrs. Brown, an art teacher in the high school, described how she chooses who wins her awards as a teacher, “I choose my awards by picking the highest percentages in the class, and if it’s close, I pick the students who I believe put the most effort and creativity into their pieces.” Students presented awards come forward and accept a paper of their achievement.
Brown also talked about her favorite things about this night. “My favorite part about the award ceremony is seeing students get excited about which awards they received… and definitely the ice cream and strawberries.”
After the ceremony, the students are always celebrated with ice cream and toppings of any choosing, concluding the night with a sweet tone.
Brown continued to talk about the atmosphere of this night overall, “The atmosphere is usually pretty fun. Students are just happy to be around each other but I also think they feel a sense of pride to even get the privilege to be there. It’s also a night where parents get to show up and support their student’s academic success, so the entire evening is just a neat experience.”