Nothing inspires like recognition, especially in front of peers. And when students are recognized for their academic achievements, it not only inspires them to continue to excel, but it inspires their classmates to strive for similar accolades. Our academic trophies and awards feature the Lamp of Knowledge figurine, which signifies higher education and was probably derived from the Greek legend of Diogenes who carried a lantern in his search for an honest man. Not all students are athletically gifted, but they all deserve to recognized for the gifts they do have. Academic subjects should be worthy of recognition as much as sports and athletics. So if someone excels in science, math, reading or writing, they should have the chance to be praised and celebrated. Foster inspiration for academic excellence by recognizing student achievement with academic trophies and awards.