Students at 29 schools across Acadiana have been recognized by President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for their achievement and hard work.

They are among more than 160 Louisiana schools and named in the national President’s Education Awards Program.

The award includes a congratulatory letter to the student and certificate signed by the president, secretary of education and school principal.

The awards are bestowed each year by the president and secretary in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Students at all grade levels are eligible for nomination by their school principal for individual recognition, either for meeting certain academic requirements or for demonstrating outstanding educational growth.

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Criteria for the awards are determined by individual schools and principals and may include grade point averages, LEAP scores and/or teacher recommendations.

At Carencro Catholic School, students were required to maintain at least a 3.5 GPA throughout middle school and have scored in at least the 90th percentile in reading or math on their seventh-grade standardized test.

“These students perform at a consistent level of excellence in all that CCS represents — spiritual, moral and academic excellence,” said Director of Advancement Morgen Landry said.

There are recipients at schools across Acadiana.

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