The Outstanding Student Award is the highest recognition Columbia Public Schools’ Columbia Area Career Center bestows. Eighty-nine student received the 2021 award on May 11. Awards are granted to students who are the rising stars within their career and technical educational programs.
Hickman High School Senior Justin Eddy has been awarded the US Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education honor for Missouri. U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona announced the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars on May 13, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.
Congratulations to Rock Bridge High School students Shruti Guatam and Vignesh Kumar and Hickman High School student Alice S. Tang for each receiving a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.
The National School Public Relations Association recently recognized the Columbia Public Schools with several national communication awards. Columbia Public Schools and the Community Relations Department received four of the 84 Golden Achievement Awards, which recognize outstanding, strategic work in all aspects of school public relations, communications, marketing and engagement.
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced the launching of a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.