We're at that point in the school year where awards are given out based on merit. All of our kids are eligible, including resource classes, so special education students are well-represented. I have a question regarding school, district, and state-based awards. We have a student with an IQ below 50 who qualifies for a major academic award. It's based on grades, test scores, and extra-curricular activities. His grades are all A's, since almost all classes are at the FMD level. His extra-curriculuars are being "manager" of a couple sports in which he does absolutely nothing. These are cream-of-the-crop awards and I feel he doesn't really qualify. We force our other students to attempt regular classes and general curriculum and they don't qualify because they earn their C's and D's honesty in there; this child is sheltered in resource rooms at all times because he physically, mentally,and emotionally can't handle anything higher. Yet, he's acknowledged as being one of top 1% of our students! Anyone else come across this? I know it sounds blasphemous and hypocritical to complain, but I feel this is unfair to ALL of our students since he technically only "earned" the good behavior and attendance points. He's not even really aware of what he's receiving and why, yet we have other special ed kids crying all evening because they're A students legitimately and not included--not to mention 500 others! Thoughts? Suggestions on how to keep this from happening again?