The AJC has a full-page today in the Sunday paper listing all 190 AJC Cup winners from the Class of 2010. One of the longest standing student recognitions in the state, the AJC Cup – formerly known as the Atlanta Journal Cup — acknowledges all around great kids. (See the ad on page 7 in the D section of the Sunday AJC.)
As high school Web sites choose to explain the award: Highest award for a member of the senior class. The AJC Cup is given to the senior who stands above the rest. This student excels and shows leadership in community activities, arts, athletics and academics. This is the highest award given to a member of the Senior Class.
To understand the cup’s impressive lineage, I am sharing a note sent to me by a Fulton teacher:
“I am from Atlanta (Grady High Class of 1978), and I am surprised at how few kids at the high school where I teach understand the history and importance of what is now known as the