This award is for the highest academic standing overall. It was presented to Ben Alexander by Russell High School Principal Ms. Pooni-Gunderson. The recipient of the award not only achieved the highest academic achievement in all subjects, but he also would take the initiative to help anyone around him regardless of if they were working collaboratively with him in his group. He grasped concepts easily, and was able to find ways to assist others who struggled. He was inquisitive, attentive and eager to learn no matter the subject. Courtesy Photo