SAHS Awards and Recognitions

Academic Recognition
Stillwater Area High School students qualify to receive academic recognition for achieving a 3.750 GPA or grade point average, weighted and unweighted. Students enrolled in academic courses qualify to receive an academic letter certificate as verified by Skyward transcript. A ceremony is held in the fall of the year to present the lettering certificate.
Qualified students may also purchase an academic chenille letter in the activities office for a fee. Qualifying students may also opt to purchase the lamp of learning symbol and other patches for purchase in activities office.
Additionally, students who maintain the following cumulative GPA are given the following at the rehearsal prior to graduation.
3.750 or above receive sash prior to graduation ceremony
3.500 – 3.749 receive a white cord prior to graduation ceremony
3.000 – 3.499 receive a gold cord prior to graduation ceremony
This recognition reflects upon a student’s abilities and it is a distinct honor to receive a Stillwater Area High School academic letter. Therefore, administration and counselors support that students in grades 10-12 shall earn the Stillwater Area High School academic letter certificate by having a GPA of 3.75 on transcript for their previous year in District 834. It is not cumulative but calculated yearly. We are aware that the letter will be granted for grade ten students who are receiving the merits from their academic record in grade 9.

Activity Lettering
Activity letters are given to students for their performance, achievement, responsibility and service to school. Time spent in an activity is not sufficient for attaining an activity letter as many other expectations apply. Students may receive additional information from their coach or advisor or by contacting the Activities Office.

Honor Roll
Students qualify for the honor roll by earning a grade point average between 3.000-3.499 and 3.500-4.000 for unweighted and weighted courses. The honor roll is computed each semester.

National Honor Society
National Honor Society recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in four areas: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. All juniors and seniors with a qualifying grade point average are sent a letter inviting them to submit to the selection committee evidence of their service, leadership, and character.
In addition to the student’s grades and the information submitted by the student, the selection committee also considers information gathered from faculty and administrators. The formal induction is held during the spring, and the new members participate in school and community service activities. Students must submit an application in order to be considered.

Student of the Month
Each month during the academic school year, Stillwater Area High School celebrates the immense and diverse strength of our student population.Students are chosen by faculty/staff for their citizenship, work ethic, academic progress, classroom attitude and/or going above and beyond, including standing out for their exemplary behavior. We host a breakfast and program inviting the student, their family, the nominating staff member, and others to celebrate our amazing students.

Varsity Letter in Community Service
Stillwater Area Schools has partnered with Community Thread to recognize and reward students for their volunteer efforts in the community by offering a Varsity Letter in Community Service. The program started in 2014 as a way to recognize students for their efforts to make a difference locally and around the world.

To earn the letter, students must complete at least 100 hours of community service, with half of that time spent working with a specific cause. In the past, students volunteered with local churches, senior centers, hunger-related organizations, and took part in mission’s trips around the world. In addition to completing the hours, students must obtain two letters of recommendation and complete a reflection project about their service.