Underclassmen Awards


The Underclassmen Awards Event gives an opportunity for faculty from each department to honor students in the 9th -11th grades who have excelled in a particular course.

Primary Activities:

Typically, around 50 students are recognized and given a leather-bound certificate as well as treat.

Associate Principal Knight works with faculty to gather honorees, creates the Evite to parents and prints the certificates.

The chair of the event works with Ms. Knight to:

  • identify a date and location

  • purchase decorations (such as balloons, tablecloths, flowers, etc.) and treats

  • help to set up the event including working with the custodial staff for tables/chairs, decorating with above items -- - attend and assist as appropriate during the event and cleans up at the conclusion

  • communicate as necessary with other faculty and teachers (eg John Walker; Ms. Donohoe, emcee for 2021; etc.)

Key Dates:

Typically the event is held in the late Spring on campus in the afternoon,

  • Program work generally begins in April

  • Event held mid-week immediately after school on campus (location has varied due to Covid) in early May


Kim Habas - khabas@mindspring.com

Vanessa Knight, Associate Principal - vknight@auhsdschools.org