With classes being cancelled for the semester, Shafer Middle School faculty and staff got creative last week to make sure students were still recognized for their accomplishments during the school year.

A drive-thru awards ceremony was held in front of the school for more than 250 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students on May 19.  

“These students performed to an exceptional level and we wanted to give back to them and we wanted to recognize them,” Assistant Principal Douglas Brown said about the program. “With all that is going on, we wanted them to get a chance to be recognized and not get something taken away from them like all of those other fun things that happen at the end of the year.”

Categories included citizenship, outstanding academic excellence, special recognition in an academic subject, club awards and perfect attendance.

The awards are normally presented to students during school each May.

“We’re super excited for this opportunity just to be able to honor them,” Brown said. “We’re blessed that we get a chance to see them, that we get a chance to say goodbye and that we can’t wait to see them next year.”

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