Nearly a dozen Cassville High School seniors earned the High Schools That Work (HSTW) Award of Educational Achievement this year.
The award is presented to high school seniors who complete a challenging, focused program of study and demonstrate readiness for employment and college studies.
Students who received personalized certificates and congratulatory letters from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) were: Mary Elizabeth Allen; Tammy Bell; Caleb Beuterbaugh; Jeffery Blankenship; Jerrod Cieslinski; Whitney Harrison; Brennon Holenda; Danny Naugle; Alex Reid; Bee Thao; and Crystal Widhalm.
"These students are to be commended for their efforts," said Cassville High School Principal Brad Hanson. "By taking challenging courses in high school and performing well on rigorous exams, they have increased the likelihood of success in the workplace and further education."
Students qualify for the HSTW Award by completing a college preparatory course in at least two of three subject areas, which include language arts, mathematics or science. They also complete a concentration in a technical area, mathematics, science or the humanities and meet readiness goals in three subject areas on the HSTW Assessment.
HSTW is the largest high school improvement effort in the United States. More than 1,100 schools in 32 states participate in the program each year.