About Academics for All
The mission of Academics for All is to honor a select set of Sheridan High School seniors who are outstanding scholars, as well as leaders in their school and in our community. Selected students become Summit Award winners.
Academics for All was founded by a group of local people in 1997 who desired to recognize Sheridan High School scholars for their outstanding academic achievements coupled with their commitments to extra-curricular activities and their contributions to our community.
So they started writing weekly articles for The Sheridan Press featuring outstanding SHS seniors who have demonstrated high academic achievement. We also consider curriculum rigor, participation in the arts, student government, athletics, school clubs, and community contributions. During December we publish at least one “Where Are They Now” article which features updates on our past recipients.
In addition to The Sheridan Press articles which run each Saturday from December through May, we post the student articles on our Facebook page and we create photographic statues for display in the SHS trophy case.
Our efforts to make this self-supported organization successful rely entirely on our volunteer members and donations from our giving community. Throughout the years, we have been able to provide monetary prizes for the students each year; thanks to our generous donors. This is a reward for a job-well-done, which can be spent as the students desire so it is not a scholarship.