CLEARWATER – Pinellas County Schools’ elementary and middle school students who have earned a PRIDE award for academic achievement will be recognized on Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen Booth Road.
The Program to Recognize Initiative and Distinction in Education awards recognize fifth-grade students who excel in math, science, social studies and writing, and eighth-grade students who excel in math, science, social studies, writing and world languages. The event is sponsored by DITEK and the Pinellas Education Foundation.
Fifth-graders must achieve an “A” average in their subject area to be eligible and demonstrate a positive attitude while scoring highest on a subject-area test. Eighth-graders must have a grade point average of 3.5 in the subject area for grades 6, 7, and 8, be involved in subject-related clubs or programs, and demonstrate good citizenship. Each student winner receives a medallion and a trophy to recognize their academic achievement.