Students whose scores on the SAT, ACT, or EXPLORE are in the top 25% of our entire seven-state region are invited to a very special recognition ceremony in their region to celebrate their accomplishment. Some students have further scored in the top 10%, and some are our top scorers in a particular subtest or test category.
During the ceremony, WATS Honors Students in the top 25% of scorers will receive a medal, WATS Highest Honors Students in the top 10% of scorers will receive a different medal, and WATS Top Scorers will receive in addition to their honors medal, a certificate recognizing their top achievement. Honors certificates will be mailed upon request for students who are unable to attend the ceremony. Medals cannot be mailed or picked up or distributed to anyone other than the honoree, and are awarded as a special component of the named student's participation in the Recognition Ceremony when he or she crosses the stage.
If you are willing to travel and are not in a ceremony state, please contact us and fax in your score report (303-428-2638) no later than two weeks prior to the ceremony to be considered for another state ceremony. Most of the time, we can accommodate these requests. However, please note that your student's data will be compared to students in the ceremony state - therefore, no "highest scorer" certificates can be issued unless a student receives a perfect score and would have no competitors in their bracket.
This is a "graduation-style" event, and students are expected to dress accordingly. We appreciate your attention to ensuring that you have your admission ticket with you on the day of the ceremony for appropriate seating. As we are continually working to improve the ceremony, we will not be able to accommodate scheduling of other events for families on the day of the ceremony - we ask that you plan to attend the complete scheduled ceremony in respect for all participants and this special day. If you have any questions about the ceremony or awards, please contact the Western Academic Talent Search office at 303-428-2634 or email@example.com.
Please read your invitation - all specifics, including locations, times, and dates, as well as directions and parking are printed on your invitation, as well as your qualification email and admission ticket email.
Below is for reference only:
Invitations emailed on or about April 15: RSVP by April 29
May 11, 10:00am-11:00am by invitation only
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT NEW TIME AND LOCATION
Invitations emailed on or about April 22: RSVP by May 6
May 18, 10:00am-12:00pm by invitation only with maximum of 3 guests per scholar Colorado Ceremony guests: this event is held at the Colorado School of Mines, NOT on Wadsworth Parkway. Please remember, you must have RSVP'd and have an admission ticket in hand in order to attend. We look forward to seeing you Saturday!
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Invitations emailed on or about April 29: RSVP by May 13
May 25, 11:00am-12:00pm by invitation only
University of Nevada, Las Vegas NEW LOCATION