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WHS Hosts First Annual VIP Picnic

WHS Hosts First Annual VIP Picnic


Warwick High School hosted its first annual Very Important Person (VIP) picnic on May 25, 2017 for almost 100 WHS students. Held inside the school in the cafeteria, and the large and small gym (due to weather constraints) this new recognition event was created as a way to honor a very special group of students - those who are good school citizens.

Every WHS administrator, faculty member, secretary, maintenance/custodial staff, cafeteria staff, and support staff member was asked to nominate one or two students for this new VIP award. They were to select students whom they felt contributed to improving the school’s atmosphere throughout the school year.

Students were selected because they have been polite and respectful to other students, teachers, support staff and administrators. All students were nominated anonymously. Teachers and those who nominated students were also invited to attend; more than 130 people participated in the event.

Students chosen for the award were invited to a special picnic event to reward their outstanding effort. The VIP event included games (such as kick ball, pickle ball and table tennis, etc.) and dinner (the administrators cooked hot dogs and hamburgers on a grill).



According to organizer and WHS Principal Mrs. Kristy Szobocsan, this award was created for those students who go up and beyond, and do it with a smile and a positive attitude. These honored students are those who always do what’s asked of them and volunteer to do more.

“As you know, one of our main responsibilities as educators is to foster and encourage excellent student behavior throughout the High School, “ said Mrs. Szobocsan, “This year, we will host our first Very Important Person (VIP) picnic.  These individuals work hard and may not always get the acknowledgement they deserve. We believe that it is important for the entire Warwick High School staff to recognize this very special group of students.”