Northwestern Middle School in Zachary held its first-semester Honors Awards program Jan. 20.

Seventh- and eighth-graders received academic awards, including Gold, Silver and Bronze Plus cards for making excellent grades and having good behavior.

Gold Plus cards are awarded to students with all As, perfect attendance and no behavior referrals. The card rewards students with an invitation to a Gold Card reception, one free dress day, the privilege of moving to the front of the lunch line for nine weeks, one lunch date with a favorite teacher, a teacher’s pet certificate for an hour with another teacher, two free physical education dress-out days, two homework extension days and a McDonald’s breakfast.

Parents were invited to the program that was emceed by Principal Debby Brian.