Honoring Youth with our Annual 8th Grade Citizenship Award

Since 1996, our group has recognized an outstanding 8th grade student from each elementary school in the Burlington-Edison School District. School district staff nominate students for this honor based on a set of predefined attributes. The awards are presented at the 8th grade graduation ceremonies.

The honorees receive an award certificate, a presentation letter, and a token of appreciation from the BHCC, and their names are engraved on perpetual plaques that remain at their elementary schools.

Students are selected for demonstrating the following qualities:

  • A positive and helpful attitude

  • Respect towards fellow students and staff members

  • A sincere concern and care for classmates
  • Consistently engage in prosocial activities