Renaissance cards reward GHHS students for academic achievements

Students who get good grades at Grand Haven High School are being rewarded for their efforts. The Grand Haven High School Renaissance Reward program, which began in 1990, is in full swing again this year in honoring honor students for their academic achievements. "It is very tough for these kids to earn good grades,' said Michelle Strainer, a parent volunteer with the organization. "They play sports and work (as well as study). We should reward them.'
Len Painter
Sep 27, 2011

 

The program works like this:
— Students who earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in a trimester earn a Blue Rewards Card.
— Students who earn a minimum grade point average of 4.0 earn a Gold Rewards Card.

Those cards give the students discounts, and sometimes even free products from local merchants.

Qualifying students are eligible for a bi-monthly drawing for an “up-front” parking spot. Those student who earn a minimum grade point average of 3.50 after six trimesters earn an academic letter if they are a junior and an academic pin if they are a senior.

Strainer and other committee members have been working diligently on developing new perks to honor GHHS students.

This week, uring the school’s Homecoming Week, Renaissance card holders will get $1 off admission to any sporting event.

Strainer said the committee is always on the lookout for businesses that want to support the program. For more information, call Strainer at 844-5129 or e-mail her at jcstrainer63@charter.net, or call Sheila Steffel at 844-7421 or e-mail her at shgsteffel@gmail.com.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

 

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