To all schools- Cut the trophies from your ceremonies.
Most people won't realize that these certificates won't be worth wiping butt with a year from now. Nobody will care what you made in Junior High in your final year of High school. Heck, the only highlight of the ceremony was that I was friends with the person who got the biggest trophy, and he let me borrow it for a few seconds, at that point I pretended it was a really really huge... I'll leave it to you to figure it out.
Anyways, I don't know why schools dump money into trophies made of fake plastic and (maybe) fake marble decorated up to look fancy. Here's an idea for these schools- Instead of spending money on trophies that will just sit and gather dust, and are really a pain to carry home, they should give the students cash money equal to the value of the trophies that they would have received. It certainly would give students an incentive to do well in school, since the amount of money they would receive would directly correlate with their performance in class and the number of awards they would get.
Tell me what you think of that idea in the comments. Thanks.