Thanks alto for reading. I feel the exact same way you do about awarding people for showing up or doing their jobs. All those hours to recognize normal was such a shame. People don’t want to say anything bad about this because it involved kids, but it’s really not about the kids. It’s about the adults who have decided to lower the bar for our children, the bar now being below exceptional, parents included. While I don’t believe in beating kids up for not being at the top of the pack, I don’t believe in rewarding mediocrity either. Thanks for your feedback (and your sympathy).