High School Academic Award Recognition
CMCSS will host its 28th year of student academic award recognition on the night of March 10, 2017. From its inception, the purpose of the Academic Awards Banquet has been to honor students in the highest manner for academic excellence, in the same way students are honored for other extracurricular achievements in the district. To receive the academic achievement award, a student must maintain a 93 grade average with no grade lower than 85 in any one subject. Students who are first- or second-year winners are honored at school assemblies in May and third year recipients are invited to be recognized at a Foundation sponsored banquet with their parents. The academic criteria have remained at the same high standard for 28 years. To date, more than 13,600 CMCSS student awards have been given with about 1,643 students receiving this honor for three consecutive years. This year, our annual awards banquet will honor 239 high school students. Additionally, 961 students will receive awards for the first or second year. This event always has been fully sponsored by the community.
The Academic Awards Banquet began as an initiative of Dr. Charles Lindsey, former CMCSS Director of Schools in 1989. Later, the Education Foundation took over the funding of the banquet.