Board of Education announces 2020 PRIDE Award recipients
The District 200 Board of Education has announced the graduating seniors from Woodstock and Woodstock North high schools who are recipients of the Board’s annual PRIDE Awards.
“PRIDE” is an acronym for Positive Recognition in District 200 Education. Awards are given in seven categories which represent the qualities the board believes the community truly values in its graduates: scholarship, personal achievement, vocational excellence, fine arts, community service, school service and athletics.
Each year, the awards are determined by committees composed of board members, administrators, and staff members, who review all application materials and then meet to determine the recipients. Following COVID-19 protocol, this year’s committees met “virtually” via phone calls, emails, and Google and Zoom meetings.
Board of Education Vice President Jacob Homuth serves as the board member who oversees the PRIDE Awards committee. Noting the challenges this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Homuth stressed the importance of continuing important district traditions like the PRIDE Awards and said, “The entire district, from administration to staff and students, did an incredible job transitioning from traditional in-classroom learning to eLearning. As a board, it was important to us to recognize the students’ efforts any way we could do it.”
In lieu of traditional ceremonies, the senior awards at both high schools were announced in video presentations on June 3.
Congratulations to the 2020 Board of Education PRIDE Award recipients!