Midway High School students have dedicated more than 6,645 community service hours to the Waco area this school year alone through the Spirit of Midway program.
Students are chosen for the Spirit of Midway award through a rigorous application process. Freshmen through seniors are eligible to receive this award by maintaining a grade of 80 or above in all courses for the fall semester, actively participating in at least two MHS extracurricular activities, and completing 15 hours or more of community service. For 2015-2016, 443 students received the award with the corresponding letter jacket patches. 58 of the seniors have earned the Spirit of Midway designation all four years of high school.
19 of the students are using the Spirit of Midway program as a jumping off point towards the 30-400 hours required by the United States Congressional Award Program. The Congressional Award requires substantial dedication to Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration.
The 2014-2015 Spirit of Midway breakfast honoring Midway High School students’ volunteer and community leadership efforts was held this morning at First Baptist Church. MHS’s new head football coach and boys’ athletic coordinator Jeff Hulme was the featured speaker of the event, emphasizing the importance of family, faith and future for these dedicated young adults.
The Spirit of Midway award is sponsored by the Midway High School PTA and the Midway ISD Education Foundation.
Four-Year (senior) Recipients of the Spirit of Midway award are:
Anna Kate Gunn
Registered Congressional Award participants: