99% Awards - Recognizing students who put forth their best effort
In 2002, the Wichita Public Schools Board of Education initiated an awards program to recognize middle- and high-school students. The Board wanted to spotlight students who were doing everything right but who were often overlooked when it came to awards and accolades.
The 99% Awards program allows each middle- and high-school to select one student per semester for recognition by the Board. Those selected represent thousands of their fellow students in classrooms across the district who are all doing the right thing.
Guidance counselors work within their school communities to identify students for this award. The guidelines for selection include:
- 90% Attendance
- Passing all enrolled courses
- Have no discipline referrals.
Students selected as Fall 2020 recipients were recognized in a special video (see below).
Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, students who are selected as Spring 2021 honorees will also be recognized in video format. That video will premiere on Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. on YouTube.com/wichitapublicschools and usd259.org/wpstvonline.
After its premiere, the video will be available online below to watch when convenient. Viewers can click the settings bar on the bottom right of the video to select Spanish subtitles.