Some of the finest students and teachers in Helena were honored this week with awards at the annual Celebration of Excellence.
The event, hosted by the Helena Education Foundation, recognized 22 distinguished scholars and 26 distinguished achievers this year.
To earn the scholar award, students must maintain a GPA requirement and take honors and advanced placement courses. Distinguished achievers are nominated by teachers for outstanding leadership, service or overcoming obstacles.
What makes the awards special, executive director Lisa Cordingley said, is that the distinguished students share the honor with a teacher who has helped them along the way.