Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

May 16, 2014

Honoring area students

VALDOSTA — As graduation ceremonies approach, many students, parents, and families will gather and have gathered to celebrate young people’s accomplishments this past school year.

Many honors are bestowed upon seniors as a build-up to graduating and finishing their high school careers. But area students of all ages from elementary schools through high school juniors will receive awards for their academic achievements, for their extra-curricular excellence, for earning scholarships, for excelling inside and outside of the classroom.

Students will receive awards as diverse as automotives and mathematics, band and agriculture.

In an age when many believe all young people are rewarded equally,

these students will have earned these individual honors.

Honors nights and

honors ceremonies recognize students for their abilities to personally achieve and contribute to the school and their communities.

They set an example for themselves and others.

The Times congratulates regional students honored by their schools. These honors are well-deserved and should serve the students well, whether they are advancing to the next grade level, registering for college, or entering the work world.

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