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 and their families are invited to a special ceremony conducted by the Board of Education in the cafeteria at North High School. The ceremonies are sponsored by Butler Community College. Dates include October 7, 2019, and Feb. 24, 2020.
The ceremonies are videotaped and rebroadcast on Wichita Public Schools TV on Cox Cable Channel 20 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.
2019-20 School year videos and news stories
- Link for video of the Feb. 24, 2020 ceremony
- Link for the news story about the Feb. 24, 2020 ceremony
- Link for video of the Oct. 7, 2019 ceremony
- Link for the news story about the Oct. 7, 2019 ceremony