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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 4:38 pm

The end of another challenging and rewarding school year provides an opportunity to reward students of any grade for their academic triumphs, and no accolades are more prestigious than the Islander Achievement Awards. 2014 is host to the twenty-first annual Islander Achievement Awards at the Hotel Del Coronado.

The Islander Achievement Awards were founded by former CHS Principal Dr. Jeff Davis, who sought to create a school-wide academic awards program. CHS graduate and current Spanish teacher Smoky Bayless took on the project and has maintained the award program for twenty-one consecutive years. Students have the opportunity to receive awards for excellence in Digital Arts, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Mathematics, NJROTC, Performing Arts, Physical Education & Health Services, Practical Arts, School Service, Science, and Social Science. Islander Awards are presented to the top 5% of students in each subject area. Out of the top 5%, Medallion Awards are presented to the top two to five students in that subject area, and the Plaque Award is presented to the top student in that subject area. Awards in the form of certificates are also given for Academic Achievement to the top 25% students in the sophomore, junior, and senior class.

Many students attend the Islander Achievement Awards consecutively as they attend Coronado High School, but to be honored even once at the awards ceremony is an achievement in itself. As Mr. Bayless says, every student who receives an award is memorable because they represent a part of the top 5% of a subject area or the top quarter of their class. The Islander Achievement Awards Ceremony is a special event when these hardworking students are all in one place, being celebrated for their accomplishments.

The twenty-first Annual Islander Achievement Awards will take place on May 27, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Hotel Del Coronado Crown Room.

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