About 600 Oak Hills High School students with grade point averages of 3.0 or higher qualified for a special treat Wednesday morning — a festive, hour-long holiday assembly in the school's multipurpose room.
"You guys did an amazing job of keeping your grades up," activities director Stan Clark told the audience. "I hope you do it through the quarter."
Performances ranged from a rendition of "Baby It's Cold Outside" by the choir on a fittingly frigid December morning, to a Christmas dance by the cheer squad and a medley of holiday classics by the band. Additional performances included a Christmas medley by the percussion unit, an edgy "Christmas Shop of Horrors" skit by the drama team, a celebrity Christmas by the choir and a Chipmunks song.
A few lucky students also won a $100 or less item of their choice.
In order to receive a Renaissance card, students must receive GPAs of 3.0 to 3.499 for a bronze card, 3.5 to 3.799 for a silver card, 3.8 to 3.999 for a gold card, and 4.0 for a platinum.In addition, Renaissance students receive a packet of prizes, gifts, coupons and other goodies.
Oak Hills' Renaissance program is part of a nationwide program started 20 years ago by Jostens, a company specializing in educator services.