Personal Achievement Award

in 2018, the highland park community foundation initiated this award to recognize a highland park high school senior for significant personal achievement.

The award honors a student who demonstrates perseverance toward personal goals when faced with obstacles or other challenges, acknowledging the student’s growth during high school as opposed to the attainment of a specific level of achievement or status. Among other things, the award recognizes a student who:

  • Demonstrates a genuine commitment to persevere despite obstacles or a disability
  • Sets personal goals and challenges him/herself to achieve them
  • Thrives in the school environment
  • Works hard and is a positive influence; and
  • Shows appreciation for the help he/she receives