Middle and high school students and their families were recognized last week at the second annual Superintendent’s Scholars banquet. Duncanville ISD Superintendent Dr. Marc Smith celebrated 92 students who have displayed academic achievement.
Fifteen students from each middle school and 9th through 11th grades who had the top PSAT scores were selected as a Superintendent’s Scholars. Two students were also recognized for being selected as Duke Talented Identification Program (TIP) scholars. Of the 92 students honored, 22 were returning scholars from last year’s first class. The returning scholars were distinguished as ambassadors and given pins to mark the occasion.
Dr. Nneka Bernard, Director of Advanced Academics, shared in the excitement with families who had more than one student named Superintendent’s Scholar, saying how special it is that siblings get to share this achievement together.
“This program is about honoring and celebrating your academic achievement,” said Dr. Smith to the students at the scholars banquet. “Parent commitment should also be celebrated. The fact that all of you are here showing your support makes a big difference in the lives of your student.”
The banquet was at Dress Up Event Center in Dallas and included entertainment from Duncanville High School choir and a catered dinner.
Students received medals as part of their academic achievement and a Superintendent’s Scholar T-shirt to proudly wear.
At the end of the event, families had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Smith and take pictures. See photos here.