Student Achievement Recognition

Written by Christa Gatewood
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Recognizing achievement is as essential a motivating tool in schools as it is in the corporate sector. Students work best when they feel like there is a concrete goal to work for. It is also nice for anyone to know that his/her hard work is appreciated and rewarded.

There are several different ways to recognize student achievement and two basic approaches. A student award can either be given as a gift of recognition or the award can be displayed in school. The former is great for personal reflection, but the latter is great for public praise.

Types of Student Achievement Recognition

When a student sports team wins a competition, often the trophy they receive is put on display in the schools award area. Sometimes this is a special room set aside for award distinctions and other times display cases line corridors. Whichever it is, this is a way for schools to honor their students for their achievements and to continue to honor their memories long after they have graduated and moved on. These award areas also sometimes include plaques that recognize students consistently on Honor Roll, winners of academic competitions, and other academic achievements.

It is also important to give students a memento of their achievements to take home and display. Kids love to get trophies, medals, ribbons and plaques. Displaying these awards is a constant reminder of the benefit of hard work. And these awards can be kept for posterity long into the future to share with their children and grandchildren.


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