We as teachers are scholars first and every scholar has gone through multiple learning curves as a student. The journey was not all peaches and plums but the rewards for imparting education and social values far outweigh the struggles.
Even as adults, we love and appreciate simple celebrations and recognition of our services. Students love them too, no exceptions here.
It is fundamentally significant that we celebrate and recognize the exceptional things that our students achieve. Inspiration and achievement are what drives people to success and triumphs.
Recognition is one of the most significant contributing elements for improving the student’s prosperity rate. It inspires them deeply and motivates them to progress to the next level when they earn a special personalized award pin that they can remember.
Listed here are the ways to recognize and acknowledge the student towards the end of the year.
1) Academic Excellence ceremony
Annual & Quarterly
Annual ceremony awards are the best way to appreciate a student’s effort throughout the year. These awards should add value to a student’s endeavor and should be presentable for future references.
For quarterly recognition honors, simpler awards can be held thrice a year to acknowledge the student’s academic achievements.
Since these awards hold high prestige, they should be meticulously considered. Common characteristics of the students taken into consideration while granting this award are
- Personal growth of the student,
- Character and Temperament
- In addition, the most important is the Academic achievements.
2) Scholarship honors
Scholarship honors not only recognize a student’s achievements but also provide them with monetary benefits.
Grants in the form of scholarships towards continuing education are one of the biggest honors a student and their parents can receive. Whether it is celebrating a student’s perfect attendance and academic performance or presenting college-bound seniors with a grant to continue their education, scholarships honor not only the students but also bring prestige to the academy.
Qualities of the students taken into account while granting this award are
- Dedication to subject
- Excellent academic and attendance track records
- Participation in Socially responsive activities
While granting a scholarship to an honors student, presenting them with a custom award or trophy is a great way to celebrate the occasion.
3) Athlete and extracurricular activities recognition awards
Annually, Half-yearly, and, Quarterly
For the overall development of a great student, extracurricular activities such as sports, indoor games, academic clubs, community service, arts, debate, etc. are key to excellence.
Almost all types of extracurricular activities are competitive and competition brings in motivation and optimism to a student’s psychological development. These children also perform better and work hard to complete their education due to additional support.
Students who are usually awarded this distinction are:
- Have higher participative ratio in sports and other activities
- Very socially active
- Morally supportive to all members of the class and educational institution.
4) Special Talent Awards
During different Occasions and Celebrations!
As the name suggests, these awards are given out to students who have special talents. The list of award types in this category is exhaustive. However, we have compiled some of the special talent awards types here.
Ingenious Talent awards: Students who have unique talents in various fields such as art, music, innovation, dramatization, math wizard, debate superstar, language grammar, & spellings, etc can be presented with these awards.
Citizenship Awards: This applies to leaders and members of various clubs, students who participate in community and social service, and also students who are recognized by their peers and teachers to be more socially responsive and considerate with others.
5) The Tech Awards
Annually and Quarterly
In today’s world technology rules over all industries. We need more and more specialists such as Scientists, Mathematicians, Engineers, logicians, Technicians, etc. Awarding students who have innate abilities for these professions give them a push towards further aspirations and excellence in these fields.
Students considered for these awards are usually:
Exceptionally good at Maths, Science, and Computer coding
- Technically sound
- Out of the box thinkers
- Participants in Student Science fairs!
Bonus Awards Tip: Writing simple Appreciation Notes
Whether a student is 6 years old or 60 years old. A small appreciation gesture such as a thank you note or good job note always means a lot. This is inexpensive, surprising, and a really warm way of awarding the students.
Not all students can be awarded at the podium. Writing simple notes to these students for however small accomplishments they achieve, means a lot to them – and, probably would live in their hearts for the rest of their lives.
This also an innovative route for educators of any evaluation or branch of knowledge is to grant every student with a positive inspiring and considerable acknowledgment.
Conclusion: While the types of awards could be close to Infinitum – the message here remains singular. That a person who is socially responsible, hardworking, and focused towards their goals will always be rewarded in life. The rewards may differ for everyone but the glimmer of hope should always be lit!