There was recognition for those who made an effort, and nobody was disappointed or felt left out. As in life, if you tried hard, you were rewarded.
A school in Calgary, Alberta, however, is making headlines for totally removing the Honor Roll, and while educators are defending the move, it has parents shaking their heads.
"Awards eventually lose their lustre to students who get them, while often hurting the self-esteem and pride of those who do not receive a certificate," reads a letter sent by school officials to parents.
I've been out of high school for 25 years, and I still know I was on the Honor Roll and achieved a Junior Varsity letter in athletics. It's no longer on my resume, but for a while it was there to prove that I was active, had a variety of influence, and was committed to working hard and setting goals.
"We're not saying not to set high goals," school principal Craig Kittelson told TheRead More »from Canadian School Bans Honor Roll, Calls it Unfair to Those Who Don't Make It