Other Student Awards
SITS believes in working with our youth now in order to affect their futures. Our club maintains a focus on literacy through our Summer Reading Program and our On Your Way Awards as we celebrate our elementary school youth. We also celebrate writing with our annual Writing Festival at South Tahoe Middle School. The STMS language arts department prepares writing prompts for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. This writing assignment takes place in January. Read 180 and High Point program also participate. Upon completion, the teachers complete the initial evaluation and then pass the best writing entries along to our Soroptimist Writing Festival Judges. The judges read and rate each of the writing entries submitted and pare down the entries to determine a first, second and third place winner in each of the 5 categories. These 15 winners and 2 guests of their choice are invited to our Writing Festival Breakfast and Celebration in February. It is a wonderful morning to celebrate the writing of these students, to hear their essays, and to give them each a small monetary award in honor of their accomplishment. The language arts teachers and STMS administration also join us for this exciting morning.