30th Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony celebrates 274 seniors with GPAs of 3.5 or higher

Held annually to honor top-performing seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, the Detroit Public Schools Office of Guidance and Counseling hosted the 30th Annual Excellence Awards recognition event on Wednesday, May 14, with individual ceremonies at participating high schools.

This year’s event theme was the DPS Day of Excellence as 10 schools hosted individual events honoring 274 seniors who rank in the top three percent of the district’s graduating class.  

All DPS high schools  participated in the DPS Day of Excellence. However, 10 schools hosted Excellence Awards Ceremonies at the following locations:  

Cass Technical High School
Ceremony Details: International Market Place, Greek Town, 400 Monroe

Communication and Media Arts High School
Ceremony Details: Breithaupt Career and Technical Center, 9300 Hubbell St.

Davis Aerospace Technical High School
Ceremony Details: Davis Aerospace at Golightly CTC, 900 Dickerson Ave.

Detroit International Academy for Young Women
Ceremony Details: Detroit International Academy, 9026 Woodward Ave.

Douglass Academy for Young Men
Ceremony Details: Douglass Academy for Young Men, 2001 W. Warren

East English Village Preparatory Academy (EEVPA)
Ceremony Details: EEVPA, 5020 Cadieux

Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School
Ceremony Details: M.L. King High School, 3200 E. Lafayette St.

Renaissance High School
Ceremony Details: Burton Manor Banquet Center, 27777 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia

Western International High School
Ceremony Details: 4 p.m., Western International High School, 1500 Scotten St.

All Detroit Rising Self-Governing Schools held one joint ceremony at Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden St., including:

Cody Academy of Public Leadership
Cody Detroit Institute of Technology
Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy
Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern
Detroit School of Arts
Osborn College Preparatory Academy
Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology
Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy

Emergency Manager Jack Martin attended the Cass Technical High School ceremony at International Market Place.

Karen Ridgeway, Superintendent of Academics, attended ceremonies at Western International High School, Detroit International Academy for Young Women, East English Village Preparatory Academy, and Detroit School of Arts for the Detroit Rising Self-Governing Schools. Kevin Smith, Chief of Staff to the Emergency Manager, visited Burton Manor for the Renaissance High School ceremony. Lamont Satchel, Chief Innovation Officer, visited DSA for the self-governing schools ceremony.

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