DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Red wasn’t just the color of love on Valentine’s Day, it was also the color of achievement at Dothan Prep.
Eighteen 7th, 8th and 9th graders were inducted into the Red Jacket Club Friday morning.
They were recognized for making straight A's, having perfect attendance and being role models at the school for the entire semester.
One by one the students, along with their families, were called to the stage to receive their red jackets, leadership pins and certificates.
School leaders said it’s the highest honor a student can achieve at Dothan Prep.
“So, that’s a huge accomplishment,” said Principal of DPA Satellite & Special Projects, Darius McKay.
“Often times a student may have all A’s, but to be here every day takes grit, takes perseverance, and so we’re extremely proud of students here at Dothan Prep,” McKay said.
“This honor is a really big deal to me because it was so hard to get into it,” said 8th Grade Red Jacket Inductee, Makaria McGriff.
“I feel like I’m an accomplishment! I feel good!” McGriff said.
School leaders and teachers came up with the idea of The Red Jacket Club over the summer as a way to reward students who go above and beyond in the classroom.
The students and their families were treated to lunch at Wiregrass Church following the ceremony.