Starr students receive presidential award
Fourteen fifth-graders at Starr Elementary have been awarded the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence for maintaining an A-average GPA during the 2012-13 school year.
Ryan Affeldt, Caleb Armstrong, Amy Baranowski, Jade Berget, Nevaeh Brewer, Zoe Christensen, Erika Emerson, Jhette Gabriel, Dawson Grove, Jessica Hagman, Josiah Hanson, Myah Kopp, Claire Nilson and Jackson Seidling were issued awards, signed by President Barack Obama.
The President's Education Award is earned by maintaining a 3.5 grade average on a 4.0 scale. The student must also display high motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual depth, leadership qualities and exceptional judgment. Finally, one or more of the student's teachers must recommend them.
Founded in 1983, the President's Education Awards Program honors graduating elementary, middle and high school students for their achievement and hard work. The program has provided individual recognition from the President and the U.S. Secretary of Education to those students whose outstanding efforts have enabled them to meet challenging standards of excellence. Each year, thousands of elementary, middle and high schools participate by recognizing deserving students.