There are several character traits that they talk about all year. Based on those traits, each teacher chooses 2 kids each quarter. They make a really big deal about it and have special parties at the end of the year. They also get a special t-shirt to wear. Jax and Brooks both received this award last year after the second nine weeks, but I didn't get any good pictures and never blogged about it. I apologize to the grandparents.