FILE:  IHG

 

STUDENT AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

STUDENT AWARDS AND HONORS

 

The Avoyelles Parish School Board realizes the importance of recognizing outstanding achievement attained by students.  The School Board authorizes the Superintendent to maintain a set of criteria and procedures for presenting letters or other suitable awards to students for distinguished services in any school activity.

 

The aim of any awards or honors shall be to encourage as many pupils as possible to strive for high achievement in scholarship and school citizenship.  Eligibility criteria for an award or honor shall be clearly established and be as objective as possible.  The selection of the recipient of an award or honor and/or the selection of nominees for the award shall be the responsibility of the school and shall be conducted in accordance with the criteria established for the respective awards and honors.

 

SPECIAL SCHOLASTIC AWARD

 

The School Board shall recognize the exemplary scholastic achievement of any student who has maintained a 4.0 average during his/her high school career.  This special scholastic award shall be provided for by the Board and presented at graduation ceremonies in each school.

 

AWARDS PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

Students who receive scholarships/awards by non-school personnel shall be recognized at graduation by school officials if and only if:

 

  1. The scholarship/award is a competitive award that allows all students to be eligible to apply.
     

  2. The winner of the scholarship/award is determined by school officials.
     

  3. The scholarship may be awarded by a sovereign nation such as the Tunica Biloxi Tribe, thereby allowing its representative to present the scholarship award.

 

If a scholarship/award is to be presented by non-school personnel and it does not follow the above guidelines, the scholarship/award may be presented at the school's academic awards banquet.

 

ATHLETIC AWARDS

 

The selection of students for all athletic awards, such as trophies, medals, jackets, sweaters, etc., shall be the responsibility of each school.  Selection shall conform to all Louisiana High School Athletic Association rules.

 

Revised:  August, 2004

 

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:3048.1

Board minutes, 5-3-77, 1-9-01, 5-18-04

 

Avoyelles Parish School Board