School Counts recognized students at Meridian High School Monday who have shown themselves to be responsible this year.
Those students were treated to a pizza party. The School Counts program rewards teens who have at least 97% attendance, at least a 'C' average in each class, and don't have disciplinary problems. Officials say it encourages students to be their best.
"They get a School Counts card. That card enables them to participate. There are about 150 businesses that participate in the School Counts program. That card allows them to have an interview," said MHS counselor Debora Vandevender. "It is a good thing to have on their resume. It's just a wonderful program for our school and we encourage all of our students who participate."
"This is the leadership of our school, providing examples for other students," said Wade Jones, president of EMBDC. "But more importantly they are preparing themselves for the workplace. And these are the characteristics that employers are looking for."
Jones said 150 students received certificates of recognition, and are already showing the leadership it takes to be successful in business.