Several students were recognized for rising up and exceeding expectations in the OPTIONS program at Italian Village last week. From October to December 2015, staff evaluated each student’s performance in areas such as budgeting, meal planning, grocery shopping, clean living, internship status, academic achievement and overall independence. Students who met or exceeded expectations most consistently received an Award Certificate for their performance. Award winners will also be eligible to work towards the Citizenship Award at the end of the semester 2016 school year. A total of 32 awards were presented and everyone enjoyed free pizza! It was a great time to celebrate everyone’s hard work!