Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2012 Senior Awards Banquet – Wow…. just WOW!

David receiving his awards.

David and his friend Tessa.

On Tuesday, May 22nd, we attended David’s senior awards banquet at Little America Hotel in SLC.  Talk about impressive!  Not talking about the location, the food or even the company (at our table, anyway), but the caliber of kids at this banquet was mind blowing!  I think that older generations tend to shake their heads and worry about our youth.  We hear far too many negative things about kids getting into trouble, having no motivation, staying dependant for far too long, etc..  All I can say is my mind was forever changed last night!  The students at this awards banquet were exceptional in every way.  I can’t imagine how there’s enough hours in the day to accomplish all that they do.  These were students in the top 10% of their class, generally, which means they were all probably within a point or two of a 4.0 GPA, with many attaining a 4.0 GPA.  The majority had received scholarships and all of them had been accepted to a university or college.  Besides achieving outstanding academic success, these students participated in and more often than not, were leaders in service work, clubs, student body offices, athletics, theater, music, dance, art…. it just went on and on!  They are smart, talented and ambitious and I am truly in awe of their accomplishments. 

David was recognized for receiving scholarship offers from UVU, Westminster, Utah State and SUU.  He is also eligible to receive the Utah Regents Scholarship.  He received an academic letter in both 10th and 12th grade, is in the top 10% of his class academically, and he also lettered in baseball his Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years.  When he graduates on June 1st, he will receive the Diploma of Merit, which is a diploma where higher academic standards are achieved through all four years of high school.  We couldn’t be more proud of David!  He has worked so hard to achieve these goals, put in hours upon hours of work in class, at home and on the baseball field.  He is well prepared to go on to college and will face new challenges with all of the skills and knowledge he has obtained at Cottonwood High School.  I so look forward to seeing him and his amazing friends achieve what their goals and dreams hold for them!  Like I said… wow, just wow!  Congratulations Cottonwood High School Class of 2012!

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