Lauderdale County, Miss.
Students and parents gathered at Russell Christian Academy Monday for its annual awards ceremony.
Awards for perfect attendance, academics, and other special awards were presented to several students, along with a presentation of scholarships for many of the seniors attending college next year.
Headmaster Judy Ainsworth says that all of these awards are very special.
"They really mean something at our school," said Ainsworth. "We don't just give awards for everybody for everything. We give awards that really have meaning behind them, and these children really have to achieve. They have to produce to get these awards."
About 375 students are enrolled at Russell Christian Academy.