Over the past 30+ years, The Shelton Skookum Rotary club has recognized the top 10% academically in the 8th grade and 11th grade classes from all schools in Mason County.
The 8th grade recognition involves taking a trip to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA for a campus tour, lunch in a large college cafeteria, the opportunity to listen to community leaders, to be recognitionized by your school, in front of your peers, celebrating your academic success.
The 11th grade recognition takes place at Faith Lutheran Church in Shelton, WA. Here the 11th graders listen to community leaders and are recognized in front of the their peers for their academic success.
As a lasting memory, Shelton Skookum Rotary provides a class photo matted and framed and given to each school to hang in their halls for all of the school to see.