(Courtesy of USD 457)
GARDEN CITY, Kan. — There were a number of students that received awards during the Garden City Alternate Education Center and Virtual Academy graduation ceremony on May 11th. Students received the Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education award and one student received an Academic Excellence award.
The students that received the Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education award include: Dominick Alan Innis and Amanda Desiree Asebedo from the Garden City Alternate Education Center and Zachary Joseph Lubbers and Alexis Marie Lucero from the Virtual Academy. Kaitlyn Nicole Huffman received the school’s Academic Excellence award (GPA 4.0).
Recipients of the Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education award are identified in high schools throughout the state. The students who receive this award display citizenship, community and school service, scholarship, and strong self-awareness that make them a quality individual.
The Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education Award was established in 1996 by Kansas school administrators to honor the long and valuable service that Dale Dennis has provided to Kansas education. The individual attributes that characterize Dale M. Dennis as a friend of education, and more importantly as a first class citizen, are the basis for determining the recipient of this award.