Renaissance Program changes aim to recognize all students

Calvin Lescher
Staff Writer

Sophomore Alyson Goggin shakes hands with school board member Steven Loher as she receives her Renaissance Award. She was one of 113 juniors and 142 sophomores to be honored on Jan. 22, 2016, in the auditorium.

Webster Groves High School has plans to change its Renaissance Program next year for the first time since its creation around 35 years ago. Students get a card depending on GPA and certain rewards for that GPA. 

The goal for next year is to recognize students who’ve excelled not just with a high GPA, but also students who’ve worked hard to improve their GPA, so if students had a 1.5 GPA last semester, then they worked really hard and got a 2.5, then they would get a reward.

“We want to work something out so that we can honor all of our students that have worked their butts off to get whatever GPA that they earned,” activities director Munir Prince said.

How it worked in the past is there were three tiers of cards, bronze, silver and gold. For bronze the student would need a GPA from 3.00 to 3.49, for silver the student would need a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 and for gold the student would need a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

On the cards are discounts for restaurants and other types of establishments. Normally the higher GPA is the more discounts the student gets, however this year all three rewards are the same.

The participating establishments are Dairy Queen, Fuzzy’s, King Edwards Chicken, Papa John’s, Happy Joe’s Pizza, Great Clips Yorkshire Plaza, Yolklore, Penn Station Subs and Concord Bowl Arizona Mini Golf. Students can redeem the rewards by bringing their student IDs with them, and the establishment has to be located in Webster Groves. The cards are valid until Dec. 31, 2022. 

Calvin Lescher – Staff Writer

This will be Calvin Lescher’s first year on ECHO staff, but he made several contributions while taking journalism class his sophomore year. He is excited to meet and interview interesting people. He hopes to make a positive contribution to the Echo.

 


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