The inaugural Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Perfect Attendance Awards ceremony was one of several end of the school year celebrations recognizing students for their outstanding achievements. The Attendance Awards, sponsored by the Student Services Department, honored students with cumulative perfect attendance in elementary (grades K-5), middle (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12).
Nearly 200 students qualified for this recognition, including 19 elementary school students, 148 middle school students, and 22 high school students. Students were presented with a custom medallion and a congratulatory gift bag provided by event sponsors, including Children Services Council, Winn Dixie and Dave & Buster’s. Parents of students being honored were also recognized with a certificate honoring their support of excellent school attendance. One parent was twice recognized with two children – one in elementary school and one in middle school – qualifying for the award.
In addition to the Perfect Attendance Award by school levels, a Best in Class Attendance Award was presented for the best cumulative attendance from kindergarten through 12th
grade, while continuously enrolled in BCPS. Stoneman Douglas High School student, Jessica Goldberg, with only one absence received the 2014 Best in Class Attendance Award. Recognition gifts included a Broward Education Foundation $1000 scholarship, sponsored by Dr. Abraham S. Fischler and Raymond Monteleone, and gift packs from the Miami Marlins, the Miami HEAT and BrightStar Credit Union.
Jessica recently graduated in the top 10 percent of her class with a 4.93 GPA (grade point average) and more than 500 hours of community service. She will attend Florida State University in the fall.
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