Today we celebrated the 3rd annual McClung Awards! The McClungs is the most prestigious awards ceremony in all of education. It all started three years ago when I decided that the normal school awards ceremonies were a bit lame because they only recognize the top tier students academically. So I decided to host my own award show and give awards for whatever I deem necessary. Students are given awards not solely based on their academic ability but also for their personality and work effort as well. The videos below are acceptance speeches from both current and former students.
Euguene accepting his Swag Award
Mason accepting the Snooze Button Award
Harry accepting the Most Time Spent in The Plenty Box Award
Blake accepting his Ironman Award and reflecting on his tough childhood in Utah.
Chase accepting his Ironman Award
This year was by far the largest awards so we have ever had with the number of attendees per period ranging from 30-50. We had special guest attend the show and also former students who are still at Woodland and other students who are currently at FHS. This was a great way to end the year and I could not be more happy with the 2012 addition of the McClungs.
McClung Alumni Lafayette accepting this Life Time Achievement Award
Coleman accepting the Life Time Achievement Award
Ortiz accepting his Distinguished Alumni Award
Logan accepting her Distinguished Alumni Award
Brennan accepting the Best Ice Cream Mixer of the Year Award
Consider yourself notified, the McClungs will be here on May 18th. If you do not know what they are, ask around and act like you know.
This is Blake. He has been recognized several times this year as being an excellent thrower. However, at our conference track meet he was recognized for something totally different. He did win the shot put event, but when it came time to receive his metal he received a first place metal for the girls 4×800 team. Which raises many questions in mind…how did he do the entire relay by himself? How did he manage to beat the other relay teams on his own? Why would anyone ever confuse him as a girl…or as a team of girls? Nevertheless, he has been crowned champion of women’s distance relays. Congratulations Blake.
With only one week left in our fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, I am pushing my students harder than ever. Despite getting off to a slow start we are nearly half way to our goal of $2,500. I’m hoping that things continue to heat up as we come down the final stretch and hopefully we will make it 3 years in a row to hit our desired goal. Stay tuned.
Friday marked our 2nd annual McClung Award ceremony. The McClungs is our own personal celebration of excellence in education that recognizes students in my history classes for achievements that are both academic and non-academic. It was a very exciting day for us and here are a few of the highlights from today’s acceptance speeches…
Coleman giving his acceptance speech during 4th period for the MVP Award.
Ortiz accepting the Most Likely to be on the Cover of a Building Magazine Cover.
McClung Alumni Julia accepts her I’m Sorry Award.
T-Man gives his speech in Vietnamese.
Brock accepts the Double Negative Award.
Walker says thank you through interpretive dance.
Josie accepts the Most Likely to Attract a Seal with her Laugh Award.
Thanks to everyone today being great sports and I think I can safely say that this has been the best McClungs yet.
This past Friday marked the first annual McClungs Ceremony. The McClungs is an award ceremony unlike any other because of the fact that they are not given out to the students with the best GPA or academic record in my class…but rather they are given out to students for the other “stuff” that is commonly associated with teaching jr. high students. Before we go any further, lets talk real quick about how the winners for The McClungs are chosen.
It is a very rigorous process that involves myself sitting in front of a computer screen for about 15-20 minutes. In this time I think of the first 10-12 awards (each class) that come to mind and who they belong to…and that’s pretty much it. Only one award that I give out is associated with academics (MVP) and the rest are given out for pretty much whatever I feel like. So let’s talk award winners.
Some of the awards given out included MVP, the stay positive award, the showstopper award, fashion guru award, the es mi hermana award, the topper award, most time spent in the penalty box, most time spent hating on Mr. McClung, the OMG award, most 3g usage in class award, etc…A total of 60 awards were given out by the end of the day and every award was different from the other.
The awards ceremony was a smash hit and the kids responded well too. Quite a few of my students took my advice and decided to dress up for this occasion and really impressed me with their outfits…and at the end of the day the awards ceremony was a success because the focus was not to award the minority that are the best and brightest in our school, because quite honestly they receive a lot of recognition anyways. Instead it was to focus on individuals who don’t always get recognized by honor rolls or other awards in school. Those kids are just as important to me as the ones that are “overachievers”…and above all the main goal I had for this ceremony was to have fun and I can safely say that we accomplished that task.