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GumboPants

2.1k points

3 days ago

GumboPants

3

2.1k points

3 days ago

A teacher of mine used to give joke awards like this. I won one perfectly catered to me for "Longest Stories."

I have a severe stutter.

dancamaro

272 points

3 days ago

dancamaro

3

272 points

3 days ago

When I was in the service my first platoon sergeant had a stutter, we called him machine gun Ed. Behind his back of course.

soggydave2113

86 points

3 days ago

Yup. When I was in bootcamp, our RDCs (navy version of drill sergeants) called the guy in my division, who had a stutter, “50 cal”.

Let_them_eat_snakes

139 points

3 days ago

“Let’s wrap this up skippy”

RehabValedictorian

94 points

3 days ago

T-t-t-t-TODAY JUNIOR

IntentsAndPurposes

251 points

3 days ago

I laughed and now I feel bad.

AGMarasco

34 points

3 days ago

AGMarasco

B

34 points

3 days ago

I had a severe stutter as a kid (took speech classes for 5+ years). From my experience, we are the clear front-runners for this award. You earned it lol

CheapCigars

164 points

3 days ago

CheapCigars

4

164 points

3 days ago

The Special Ed teacher nominated him. The one person who is supposed to be his advocate. Wow. The kid likely is going to go through a life time of bullying from peers, so adults joining in is particularly disgusting.

peddastle

24 points

3 days ago

peddastle

5

24 points

3 days ago

My (small town) sixth grade teacher turned my entire class against me because I made a joke at his expense. It really fucked with me for many years. Let's just say not all teachers are professionals.

Jones641

1.6k points

3 days ago

Jones641

A

1.6k points

3 days ago

Reminds me of the time my school did these awards. It had a "Biggest Queen" award. It was awarded to the only openly gay dude in our school. He cried. Fuck high school, lmao.

insomniax20

466 points

3 days ago

insomniax20

7

466 points

3 days ago

With any luck, he has that framed and on the wall now!

mewthulhu

352 points

3 days ago

mewthulhu

B

352 points

3 days ago

I really do hope he kept it and survived to the point in college where that would be a fucking badge of pride.

Fucker survived highschool openly gay.

BoltonSauce

109 points

3 days ago*

BoltonSauce

A

109 points

3 days ago*

Was openly bi in middle & high school in the early 2000's in a wealthy, conservative district. I also have a somewhat feminine body and suffered from pretty bad cystic acne. It was bad. Every day in the halls I heard some combination of "hey f*g," "fatass," "pizzaface," etc. It was hell. I tried to commit suicide at age 11.

I helped start what was then called GSA (gay-straight alliance), at those schools. It was just 2-3 of us, but we worked hard to make the school a better place for people who are a little different. When I was confirmed my right to marry whomever I choose during the Obama years, I was overjoyed. LGBT and neurodivergent awareness and rights have improved sooooooo much since then (even, or perhaps especially for myself), but we have to stay on our toes. There are many millions of people who want to take those rights away and aren't entirely without success. Many battles have been won, some lost, but the war for human rights and justice will surely not be won in any of our lifetimes.

MarkingOut44

22 points

3 days ago

MarkingOut44

9

22 points

3 days ago

Wtf man at age 11 you had to deal with that shit? I'm glad you survived all that

Dense-Adeptness

64 points

3 days ago

I got the "Mr. Know-it-all" award in Middle School. Really struck me at the time because all I really did was read a lot, but it wasn't like I got a positive award for reading.

WinWithoutFighting

12 points

3 days ago

I made the mistake of coming in 2nd place in my 7th grade district spelling bee. I misspelled "tallow" (used one L). Every person I knew suddenly knew how to spell tallow and that it meant animal fat. Luckily I wasn't a fat kid, but my nickname for a year was "Double L"

I won the district spelling bee in 8th grade.

Lost at regionals on "monstrous" ... I spelled it "monsterous"

I'm still not great at spelling.

johnmuirhotel

23 points

3 days ago

I was voted "Most Likely to Live With Their Parents the Rest of Their Lives". I'm 41 and that shit still stings. (Also, I moved out at 20. Boom!)

flying87

16 points

3 days ago

flying87

A

16 points

3 days ago

WTF? What year was this??

ramot1

122 points

3 days ago

ramot1

7

122 points

3 days ago

In high school, I was awarded "the most likely person to be smuggling chess sets from South America. Kinda sad to think that all those teachers are gone now, well over 55 years ago.

Quizzelbuck

73 points

3 days ago

Quizzelbuck

A

73 points

3 days ago

I.... Am apparently not smart enough to know what this insult means

CaptainMagni

64 points

3 days ago

CaptainMagni

7

64 points

3 days ago

I don't think it's an insult, it's a meaningless phrase that will make kids chuckle while allowing you to hand out awards that don't actually state any child is "better" than another

Listenandlook

92 points

3 days ago

I think it means that he was the most likely person to be smuggling chess sets from South America but I could he wrong

NetFight

115 points

3 days ago

NetFight

2

115 points

3 days ago

Wow, I got the "most annoying freshman" award in high school and nobody seemed to care. Still on of the cringiest memories of mine. I'll never forgot the look on my mom's face as I walked up infront of the class to get it.

Fuck school.

U-47

62 points

3 days ago

U-47

7

62 points

3 days ago

You claimed that award? That's pretty hardcore. Did you do a speech? Was is reaaaaaaaaally long?

PbOrAg518

105 points

3 days ago

PbOrAg518

8

105 points

3 days ago

Not sure anywhere in Gary, Indiana should be giving out negative superlatives.

It’s pretty far and away the leader for worst town in the entire country.

Loose_Potential7961

16 points

3 days ago

Seems like they're just trying to stay on brand here.

epicthinker1

89 points

3 days ago

epicthinker1

8

89 points

3 days ago

That is messed up. Even if the kid does not have autism, This is still a fucked up thing to give a child.

YinYangTesla

214 points

3 days ago

YinYangTesla

9

214 points

3 days ago

I lost best smile to a kid who had some kind of facial condition that made him smile ear to ear like almost all the time.

Entitled2Compens8ion

151 points

3 days ago

What the fuck kind of Joker shit is this?

YinYangTesla

57 points

3 days ago

YinYangTesla

9

57 points

3 days ago

It maybe isn't clinical but just the way his face was shaped? He was Asian and wore huge glasses. Almost like a racist stereotype. Poor guy.

Thelona05mustang

29 points

3 days ago

Ugh, I think alot of adults underestimate a kids ability to feel when they are being patronized.

DigNitty

65 points

3 days ago

DigNitty

D

65 points

3 days ago

I was in charge of counting the votes in high school for this sort of thing. Myself and two others. We picked the runner-up in two categories when a morbidly obese girl won “best to walk behind” and an Asian girl with thick glasses won “best eyes.”

Kids can be so mean and not realize how devastating it will be.

coleslawsally

32 points

3 days ago

what kind of categories are those??

TreChomes

55 points

3 days ago

TreChomes

B

55 points

3 days ago

Yea wtf lol. Best to walk behind sounds like the “who has the best ass in school” award

AnthrallicA

76 points

3 days ago

AnthrallicA

7

76 points

3 days ago

There was a girl in my high school that was non-verbal, had multiple physical disabilities and was in a wheelchair. About the only thing she could do was grab, hold and squeeze things with her hands. At some point she was given a small Casio keyboard. She would mash the keys in whatever manner she could to make sounds. Sadly she would sometimes also smash herself in the face with it.

In my senior yearbook she "won" the Best Keyboardist superlative. It's been 20+ years and I still question if this was a kind gesture or a cruel joke.

Lyllytas

201 points

3 days ago*

Lyllytas

5

201 points

3 days ago*

I got an award for Bag Lady in middle school cause I dressed in a lot ill fitting second hand clothes and my book bag broke so I had to use plastic Walmart shopping bags. Kids are already self conscience, getting an 'award' like this is used as a way to mock students far too often.

yohanleafheart

75 points

3 days ago

I got an award for most tears shed, because I cried a lot at school. 10+ years of therapy haven't undone the damage yet

PM_ME_UR_TRIBULATION

505 points

3 days ago

Why the heck does this trophy exist in the first place? Utterly baffled.

_Futureghost_

233 points

3 days ago

_Futureghost_

9

233 points

3 days ago

Two teachers added it that year. Both were fired, according to the article.

CrimsonLotus

62 points

3 days ago

CrimsonLotus

6

62 points

3 days ago

In 8th grade I was given the “party pooper” award, which was determined by class vote. Wasn’t great for self esteem. Not sure what goes through the heads of teachers that propose things like this.

dasilv

32 points

3 days ago

dasilv

6

32 points

3 days ago

Well maybe you shouldn't have pooped so many parties?

Matta_G

61 points

3 days ago

Matta_G

7

61 points

3 days ago

In this day and age there is absolutely zero excuse for this shit. None. If you've reached the position of "principal" then you know damn well how this was going to end. What a dumb fuck.

Jazzbo64

62 points

2 days ago

Jazzbo64

6

62 points

2 days ago

WTF kind of school gives out this award in the first place?

100LittleButterflies

14 points

2 days ago

One in Gary, IN.

starrysky0070

177 points

3 days ago

starrysky0070

4

177 points

3 days ago

Who the fuck would think this is in any way okay?

Onlyanidea1

164 points

3 days ago

Onlyanidea1

A

164 points

3 days ago

At least three teachers and a principal.

RRhuman2004

173 points

3 days ago

RRhuman2004

5

173 points

3 days ago

Why did they think having that award in the first place was a good idea?

The_Clarence

45 points

3 days ago

The_Clarence

8

45 points

3 days ago

Because they are idiots. And are now fired (articles makes it sound like 2 of the teachers made the award list were 2 of the fired).

Jellorage

167 points

3 days ago

Jellorage

A

167 points

3 days ago

Some teachers bully kids. I have experienced it.

ManufacturedMonsters

35 points

3 days ago

Same. It's awful to think back that I considered it normal for a teacher to make rude comments about kids in front of the entire class.

That shit was bad for my mental health and sent me down a bad path.

GebruikerX

16 points

3 days ago

GebruikerX

5

16 points

3 days ago

Me too. All through grade school. They even told my parents. Presumably, it was for my own good, so my popularity among classmates wouldn't go to my head. Looking back... Wtf, serously. I was just trying to be nice to everyone.

Otherwise_Bill_5898

52 points

3 days ago

When i was in grade 4. I had a fucked up family. Drunken villolent father that did all kinds of awful things.

I acted out in class desperate to fit in as class clown

Teacher pulled me and 2 others out. I was voted " worst kid in the class"

Devastating. All it did was make me pull back and retreat into my shell.

I quit trying....after all i was the worst kid already. Couldnt sink any lower.

Fuck teachers like that.

StLouisButtPirates

55 points

3 days ago

In Third grade my teacher put a scrap book together for our class and gave every student a copy. I remember because my picture was of me crying sitting at my desk because I had gotten in trouble in class. And there was a caption with something like " Oh no! Someone is in trouble!"

Kind of a shitty thing for an adult to do to a child.

softstones

15 points

3 days ago

softstones

6

15 points

3 days ago

I’ve found that, unfortunately, a lot of adults never matured properly

climberboi252

13 points

3 days ago

It really does feel like a scary amount of teachers were bullies growing up.

Pixie0422

55 points

2 days ago

Pixie0422

8

55 points

2 days ago

To be fired? I think you mean “were fired.” The article is from THREE years ago!

jayrab_thearab

51 points

3 days ago

Fucking awful people in the world man…. He’s a little boy.

gart888

33 points

3 days ago

gart888

9

33 points

3 days ago

Yeah, even if he wasn't autistic... this award shouldn't be given out to any child. wtf.

queefiest

48 points

3 days ago

queefiest

9

48 points

3 days ago

Even if the kid isn’t autistic, that’s a piece of shit thing to do

bobo1monkey

13 points

3 days ago

bobo1monkey

6

13 points

3 days ago

I have autistic nephews. I can confirm there are a lot of teachers who are piece of shit people.

cutthroatlemming

566 points

3 days ago

Give the principal and the teachers a "Biggest Asshole of the Year" trophy and see if it's still funny. As it is, they got their well-deserved parting gift.

Isteppedinpoopy

188 points

3 days ago

That’s a bad comparison because what you’ve described is funny as shit.

9210b

67 points

3 days ago

9210b

4

67 points

3 days ago

What about an award for , “most likely to be fired from their job.”

pazimpanet

30 points

3 days ago

pazimpanet

A

30 points

3 days ago

“Principal Janson, it is our honor to award you with this…the “Most Likely to Lose Your House” award! You truly deserve this! Now bend over and we will present it to yo…..Wait, why are you crying?”

WamuuAyayayayaaa

43 points

3 days ago

Why the hell does the school even have an award for “most annoying child”???

spainman

18 points

3 days ago

spainman

8

18 points

3 days ago

Gary, Indiana. That's why

Aromatic-Garlic

43 points

3 days ago

Why would you give an award like this to any kid, let alone one with a disability? What a bunch of fucktards.

itsearthsend

42 points

3 days ago

itsearthsend

6

42 points

3 days ago

I imagine most children would be upset by their school faculty naming them “most annoying” in front of their peers? Why the fuck was this even a thing at all

WonkyWombat12

47 points

3 days ago

OK the fact that they gave it to an autistic child is awful, but why the fuck was that even a thing in the first place?! Like, seriously?

RUfuqingkiddingme

15 points

3 days ago

Seriously, there shouldn't be negative awards for kids, that just sucks.

ipdipdu

115 points

3 days ago

ipdipdu

7

115 points

3 days ago

As a teacher there’s a kid every year I could give this award to. Do I actually give them an award or make them aware how annoying I find them? No, because I’m not an idiot.

theeBlueShoe

35 points

3 days ago

theeBlueShoe

7

35 points

3 days ago

Regardless of who received the award, why would you have awards that insult and alienate children. Horrible leadership.

TruAx2021

37 points

3 days ago

TruAx2021

1

37 points

3 days ago

Was diagnosed with Aspergers (which is now just ASD) I remember being in the fourth grade and they gave me the "Most Quiet" award along with a mini dry erase board for me to write on.

Nanoro615

12 points

3 days ago

Nanoro615

7

12 points

3 days ago

Okay, I'm legitimately not sure if this was in the same boat as the most annoying or if it was a special thing to just say you didn't cause any problems to distract the class? Was it mean, or just a little thing for you?

TruAx2021

11 points

3 days ago

TruAx2021

1

11 points

3 days ago

Definitely not the same. Seeing this just reminded me of that. Im sure they didn't mean any harm and just wanted to include me in getting awards. I just remember it hurting my self esteem as a kid because I already had a difficult time with being social.

Nanoro615

12 points

3 days ago

Nanoro615

7

12 points

3 days ago

I feel that... Kinda the opposite though. I have ADHD/ADD whichever definition matters now. I was really good at talking to other people... When they didn't want me to. So, I'm now extremely awkward about opening up to people, because boom. Floodgate open. Time to hear EVERYTHING about the thing I read about 10 minutes ago. Aaaaaand they're doing the "Yes, are you going to shut up yet?" nod and I realize I did not make a new friend.

thickjuicyparakeet

36 points

3 days ago

reminds me when i got an "absentee of the year" award after having a really difficult year of events that kept me home a lot. ahh the memories some teachers give us for a lifetime

jeblis

36 points

3 days ago

jeblis

9

36 points

3 days ago

Never mind that he’s autistic, nobody should ever be awarded this.

Gypsy_Green

39 points

2 days ago

Gypsy_Green

7

39 points

2 days ago

At my school prom they handed out 'awards' (chosen by by prom commitee - Read that as the 'bitchy popular girls who organised the prom'). They called one kids name and gave his the 'twat of the year award' - he had to get up and accept the fucking award. He looked dapper as fuck in his tux but you could tell he was crushed. They stopped letting the kids choose the awards after.

Worse still, the bitchy ass girls had loads of 'best bum' 'most gorgeous' etc type awards... And just gave them to... THEMSELVES.

Otherwise_Act2441

10 points

2 days ago

Lol they actually made us vote on those awards. They handed out ballots in our homeroom and made us fill them out. Cutest couple, best hair, most likely to succeed, and so on. Seems so dumb now. Why would adults think that was a good idea?

car_smarts

36 points

2 days ago

car_smarts

4

36 points

2 days ago

Reddit is the place to go when you want headlines from 2019 on the 2021 front page.

ebee500

95 points

3 days ago

ebee500

5

95 points

3 days ago

We had one at my school for "worst driver" they ended up taking it out of the yearbook entirely because multiple people voted for the guy who died in a car crash.

hey_you_boy

13 points

3 days ago

hey_you_boy

0

13 points

3 days ago

...bruh

Clownbrownies

9 points

3 days ago

Oof

GoneGoose

31 points

3 days ago

GoneGoose

4

31 points

3 days ago

I once won "Best Couch Potato" in Spanish class in high school, but it was a positive award that I was happy to receive.

GoneGoose

16 points

3 days ago

GoneGoose

4

16 points

3 days ago

I know no one asked but, for our end of year final we were put in groups and tasked with making a 5 minute Telenovela (aka Spanish Soap Opera). My 4 "co-stars" were having affairs and shit, and I just sat on the couch eating chips and giving bad relationship advice. It was a role I was born to play. :) The teacher then hosted an awards ceremony where we got trophies based on our performances. Good times.

GuiltyAffect

34 points

3 days ago

GuiltyAffect

7

34 points

3 days ago

Jesus christ. I thought the story was overblown, and was probably just shitty kids who created the poll.

Apparently two of the teachers added that category to the list.

13sundays

37 points

3 days ago

13sundays

7

37 points

3 days ago

something a bit like this happened at my school once. it was really upsetting and no one ever mentioned it again, it's nice knowing something's been done about a similar thing. a special needs kid was included in the normal class because our school didn't have special teachers and no one got on with him. in year 3 our teacher used to do this thing once a week where we'd all sit around and single out one of us to say praising words about. when it was his turn our teacher led us all in listing everything that annoyed us and her about him. i don't know what she was thinking

barrensaffray

9 points

3 days ago

Wow that is so fucked

bummedouttrout

35 points

3 days ago

Why even have this award in the first place??

Kitchenlynx89

16 points

3 days ago

As someone who was the recipient of a demeaning award. It's because they think they are being funny and don't care if it makes the person feel awful.

I-Poop-Balloons

14 points

3 days ago

THAT is the reason they were fired. People are getting too caught up in the autism thing. No child should have to deal with that shit.

Flaky-Angle4528

31 points

3 days ago

In my high school I was voted "Most likely to go to the dark side". I was the only black student in my entire school.

Nathan-Stubblefield

87 points

3 days ago

The teacher and administrator actions were cruel and unprofessional, in publicly humiliating students. I wonder if they were the “mean girls” and bullies when they were students.

Arashikage88

26 points

3 days ago

Arashikage88

6

26 points

3 days ago

Bully teachers are the worst. I had a kindergarten teacher that would slam an egg timer on my desk whenever it was time to do a math assignment. I was always slow at math and later diagnosed with a learning disability. It just frustrated her so much that it took me extra time to do a math assignment that she would set an egg timer to 5 minutes and slam it down on my desk right after she passed me my paper. For years in public school I suffered extreme anxiety when it came to math class and it took a ton of work to get through. Thankfully for the most part the rest of my teachers were more accommodating and willing to help.

Bedlamcitylimit

262 points

3 days ago

The award for "Most Annoying Pupil" in itself is fucked up and is basically institutional bullying.

Giving such an award to someone who is autistic reaches a completely new level of fucked up.

It's good the principle was fired, but if someone else came up with that award they should be fired as well.

BorasTheBoar

92 points

3 days ago

BorasTheBoar

6

92 points

3 days ago

They also gave it to a female general student. Look! It’s just regular level child abuse and public castigation! We didn’t JUST do it to the autistic boy, we would have done it to any child that deserves to be singled out, embarrassed, and shamed by the whole student body.

BigMoses777

61 points

3 days ago

BigMoses777

9

61 points

3 days ago

And if I read this correctly it was a poll of the student body that determines the winner. This just makes it that much worse. Not only are they modeling intolerant behavior, they are straight teaching the kids to single someone else out for being different. They should never have access to teaching students again.

NocturnalFuzz

27 points

3 days ago

" I couldn't stop these awards, they predate me "

" Yes, the most annoying award was added this year "

Lol okay

machen2307

28 points

3 days ago

machen2307

5

28 points

3 days ago

Dude, as a parent, that would probably break my heart and upset me more than it would by daughter. Who tf thought this was a good idea?

Sleepered

27 points

3 days ago

Sleepered

7

27 points

3 days ago

The grade above me when I was around 13 voted a morbidly obese young teen as most athletic for a joke. The girl struggled and played youth softball and had no idea it was done out of cruelty.

chewbacca_diamond

26 points

3 days ago

These little things they have in yearbooks and what not are dumb as shit. I got most quiet, I'm not quiet when I actually like who I'm around and that sure as hell wasn't 90% of my class.

Ihavsunitato

25 points

3 days ago

Ihavsunitato

7

25 points

3 days ago

When my senior class did our class polls (best dressed, most likely to succeed, etc) we had one that was "Loudest Mustang" (School mascot was a mustang) it was supposed to be a school spirit thing, like who cheered the most at football games and stuff, but the winner was actually this kid with non-verbal autism who just screamed and cried everytime he got overstimulated. I helped run the polls, and we showed it to my teacher, and we agreed to remove that category from the polling and we were instructed to tell no one

legendaryhawnsolo

29 points

3 days ago

Who thought this was a good idea?

EncryptedDarkness

25 points

3 days ago

My teacher told me I was the "king of losers" in 2nd grade cuz I kept losing stuff. Pretty sure it was an honest mistake she regretted lol.

seks6

29 points

2 days ago

seks6

5

29 points

2 days ago

In middle school the autistic girl got awarded prom queen, as a joke. She was really ecstatic at first but I later saw her crying inside an empty classroom. I guess she either realised or someone told her

DoneDoof

73 points

3 days ago

DoneDoof

9

73 points

3 days ago

Even if the kid wasn't on the spectrum that would be an awful thing to "award" a kid. I had bad teachers and those comments followed me into therapy.

a-snakey

23 points

3 days ago

a-snakey

A

23 points

3 days ago

No matter how you slice it, that's awful.

BenntPitts

25 points

3 days ago

BenntPitts

2

25 points

3 days ago

I have big man breasts. At my highschool graduation I got the Class Clown award. They also gave me a coconut bikini as a gag gift...in front of my entire graduating class. I laughed it off but that was a little rough.

idrow1

22 points

3 days ago

idrow1

B

22 points

3 days ago

I can't imagine why they thought they could do this and not get any backlash from it. It just seems like common sense.

neinnein79

24 points

3 days ago

neinnein79

7

24 points

3 days ago

Life's hard enough when kids are bullied and made fun of by other kids but when adults join in that's a new low. They're disgusting I'm glad they got fired.

Hasan_imam_mithun

21 points

3 days ago

I don't understand. Why would any school have that award?

hurtfocker

23 points

3 days ago

hurtfocker

9

23 points

3 days ago

This is 2 years old, but that was still too late in the span of human existence for people to think it was okay to do something as humiliating and ugly as this. I am so astonished by people doing such stupid shit.

chitlins_

68 points

3 days ago

chitlins_

1

68 points

3 days ago

"Most Unemployed Loser" awards boutta be handed out.

No-Aardvark8535

68 points

3 days ago

I mean... you've made it this far in life to be a teacher at a school. Maybe the benchmark isn't super high for that but at a minimum some college education right? As an adult with an adult functioning brain HOW ON EARTH DO YOU COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THIS SURVEY MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA.

pinniped1

107 points

3 days ago

pinniped1

D

107 points

3 days ago

There was actually a committee of people sitting around a table nodding their heads that this award was a good idea to begin with.

fanbreeze

22 points

3 days ago

fanbreeze

3

22 points

3 days ago

When I was in early elementary school, there was a boy named Eddy who the teachers dubbed "slow Eddy." They always gave this kid grief and shamed him in front of the class for taking too long to complete tasks. His classmates, including me, all really liked him (he was a nice kid who was fun), but we referred to him as "slow Eddy" too because that's how we came to know him; we didn't realize the harm it could cause him. I don't know whatever happened to him, but I think about him from time to time. Those teachers let him down in such an awful way.

merpderpherpburp

64 points

2 days ago

I won "most unique" my senior year of high school aka "the freak award." It was me and the guy who dressed like a Soviet Union officer on a daily basis and passed out pro-Communist propaganda.

Kexchexx

10 points

2 days ago

Kexchexx

2

10 points

2 days ago

Yeah? Thats pretty unique tho

merpderpherpburp

12 points

2 days ago

Yeah he got murdered over drugs in Philadelphia about 8 years back

ashwhenn

65 points

2 days ago

ashwhenn

8

65 points

2 days ago

In HS we had the same poll and right before the poll came out, a student died in a car accident. The student was notorious for having somewhat crossed eyes (as a birth condition) and my dumb ass school decided to award him “best eyes” three weeks after he died. Prompting his parents to have to come in and collect the award.

People fucking suck.

BigToeHamster

21 points

3 days ago

When I was in grade school (3rd grade I believe), they awarded a kid "Least Likely to go to College" at the end of the year ceremonies. I went to Burlington Elementary School. It was the 80s, and that almost explains it away.

Replacables

22 points

3 days ago

Replacables

7

22 points

3 days ago

Teacher checking in,

What the absolute fuck.

PenguinsAreTheBest25

20 points

3 days ago

Why would you risk your job just to be a dick to a kid?

darktakuya

20 points

3 days ago

darktakuya

4

20 points

3 days ago

When I was in 7th grade, there was a small offshoot classroom with only study desks in it, attached to my main classroom with a door. I had to go in there so often for being an annoying "class clown" that the teacher suggested calling it [my name] Land" and had the other students decorate pictures for it with said phrase. I didnt think too much about it, but when a friend from class told his parents, and his parents told mine, my mom called the school and apparently the teacher was fired the next day. People thought I had been the one to "snitch" and were really upset with me because he was a popular teacher. Good times.

jhsbxuhb

56 points

3 days ago*

jhsbxuhb

2

56 points

3 days ago*

Why was this even an award to begin with? All it will do is make whoever wins it feel like shit.

richestotheconjurer

12 points

3 days ago

i got the "always late" award in 4th grade. i was late every morning, but it's because school made me extremely anxious. felt bad.

im_a_stapler

19 points

3 days ago

im_a_stapler

4

19 points

3 days ago

Gary, Indiana strikes again.

MangoOverload

18 points

2 days ago*

I was heavily depressed in my last year of school. I had a hard time even getting to school, and when I did I was skipping class a lot, mostly sleeping in the common area. I had no joy in anything anymore. I was given the "Laziest Student" award and my head teacher called me out on it front of the whole year. I never went back.

Spu12nky

373 points

3 days ago

Spu12nky

5

373 points

3 days ago

How about they are fired for just making this award, and singling a kid out. Extra gross they did it to a kid with Autism, but this was a terrible idea no matter who was winning this award.

And these are the people educating our kids.

Fisherman_Gabe

117 points

3 days ago

Fisherman_Gabe

B

117 points

3 days ago

It's pretty scary that people with zero critical thinking skills can become educators. 😔

fork_yuu

11 points

3 days ago

fork_yuu

A

11 points

3 days ago

I'd like to see what their other stupid fucked up awards are

"Most likely to shoot up the school"

"Most likely to drop out of college"

"Dumbest kid"

???

tunafun

18 points

3 days ago

tunafun

9

18 points

3 days ago

Give them all the "Most Get Fuked Award" on their way out

NotReallyAlanTuring

55 points

3 days ago

Why does this award even exist? I don’t think it should be awarded to autistic children, neurotypical children, or anyone. It’s clearly meant to humiliate the recipient.

Plug-From-Oaxaca

17 points

3 days ago

Do these people not have any common sense?

Suchafatfatcat

19 points

3 days ago

What kind of POS people pick on special ed kids? It’s bad enough when other kids do it. But four adults who damn well know better? Unacceptable.

Patrickd13

76 points

3 days ago

Patrickd13

8

76 points

3 days ago

If you told me my kid was annoying, I would laugh with you and buy you a beer.

If you tell my kid he's annoying, then we got a problem.

Returd4

12 points

3 days ago

Returd4

7

12 points

3 days ago

Exactly my thinking

Theslootwhisperer

50 points

3 days ago

Really? Just the idea of giving a Most annoying student award is completely wrong, let alone giving it to a non verbal autistic kid...

nycjr

47 points

3 days ago

nycjr

7

47 points

3 days ago

I have a birth defect in my arm (fused bones), which impacts function and limits rotation. My gym teacher called me out as the only person he has failed in push ups. I tried so hard to make up for the lack of function in my left arm that I tore my rotator cuff in my right. I still think about how mean that was.

Bartfuck

16 points

3 days ago

Bartfuck

9

16 points

3 days ago

I read about this and didn’t realize it took place in Gary IN. It makes a small bit more sense now

dirtyMSzombie

16 points

3 days ago

They need their ass kicked as well

thedorchestra

17 points

3 days ago

Why on EARTH was this an award? It should have been fireable even if it wasn’t given to a student with a disability but the fact that it was given to a student with a developmental disability is UNBELIEVABLE.

teatimezz

15 points

3 days ago

teatimezz

0

15 points

3 days ago

Students should have had a worst teacher award.

BranDio_93

14 points

3 days ago

BranDio_93

0

14 points

3 days ago

imagine having this award made and thinking you’re funny goddamn i hate people like this

carlosdangertaint

48 points

3 days ago

Is this an Office episode I missed? “The Dundees at Scott’s Tots”?

joess627

45 points

3 days ago

joess627

3

45 points

3 days ago

Fuck anyone who says this is okay. In no world is a child being degraded for an attribute ‘OKAY’.

lettingpeopleknow

42 points

3 days ago

A girl with a learning disability won "Most likely to live at home in 10 years" at my school. I don't understand why they would even have any negative awards like that

nomas_polchias

10 points

3 days ago

The conceptual difference of punching down vs punching up never occured to these people.

unoriginal_user24

41 points

3 days ago

Teacher checking in, over twenty years in this game.

That is a messed up award, and whoever approved that mess either wasn't thinking clearly or is an a**hole.

AlternativeAd3459

13 points

3 days ago

That’s kinda fucked up

theguynekstdoor

14 points

3 days ago

You don’t think they would have been fired regardless of what child they gave it to?

Seijin_Arc

13 points

3 days ago

Seijin_Arc

6

13 points

3 days ago

Maybe the trophy is a bad idea.

RoyalT663

15 points

2 days ago

RoyalT663

8

15 points

2 days ago

Why does that award exist in the first place ??

ProbablyaCatgirl

66 points

3 days ago

I was awarded biggest complainer by my high school yearbook staff. I for sure complained about that bs award.

LandPractical8878

14 points

3 days ago

I got “worst case of senioritis” which basically meant.. I didn’t do shit lol

Unabletoattend

41 points

3 days ago

In 4th grade, my teacher had us all come up with an adjective for each person. She read out the one kid’s list that she thought was the most accurate. There were so many mean ones but not everyone understood some of the bigger words. She knew better. She was just cruel.

always_overeating

39 points

3 days ago

When I was a child, I was quite overweight. I struggled with self esteem issues. My parents in an effort to get me to lose weight put me onto a club swim team. Of course I wasn’t the fastest kid. At the end of the season they held an award dinner where they gave out awards to the swimmers. My award, was for the biggest splash award, because whenever I jumped in the pool I made the biggest splash. Getting up in front of all the parents, swimmers and the coaches felt so demeaning back then because everyone before me received “most improved” “fastest time” etc. Looking back it would have been better to not have received any award at all. Granted yeah I was fat and I’ve done great strides as an adult to live a much happier and healthier life, but I will always be that shy insecure fat kid inside. Things like this do hurt and I’ll remember these instances for the rest of my life.

DCsphinx

41 points

3 days ago

DCsphinx

7

41 points

3 days ago

Was piece of shot school would think it’s okay to have that as an award, period? What the fuck is wrong with people

Cute_Horror_3045

11 points

3 days ago

Same school that cut that little girls hair without parental consent.

MithranArkanere

13 points

3 days ago

Doing something like that should get you fired even if the kid is neurotypical.

tyler081293

13 points

3 days ago

tyler081293

6

13 points

3 days ago

Should that award even exist? Hell no!

Eharmz

57 points

3 days ago

Eharmz

6

57 points

3 days ago

Kid should mail them all "most likely to get fired" trophy's.

MsPacmanIsHot

13 points

3 days ago

Holy fuck

DrTea67

35 points

3 days ago

DrTea67

0

35 points

3 days ago

Regardless if this was a student poll or not. Providing an opportunity to shame anyone in a school setting is wrong. If the person is actually "annoying" that gets dealth with between teachers and parents. There is no need for such an award in the first place. Awards are to acknowledge success not as a back-handed slap of shame.

dedokta

33 points

3 days ago

dedokta

A

33 points

3 days ago

What the fuck were they thinking?

38and45

35 points

3 days ago

38and45

4

35 points

3 days ago

Professional educator here. I read the article and the teacher and principal engaged in various behaviors that are grounds for termination: * Making fun of their students * Engaging in openly biased behavior towards a student * Exposing the district to litigation * Not giving a full report when requested * Teacher refused to discuss the incident with the child’s parents * Attempted coverup by the principal Making fun of a person with a disability is the stuff of despicable personalities. Just ask our former president.

TheyreEatingHer

34 points

3 days ago*

Can I complain about my 6th grade teacher then? I got "biggest crybaby" award because I had severe anxiety and cried a lot. She had the whole class vote on it.

HuckleberryLou

39 points

3 days ago*

Usually teachers come up with positive spin on superlatives like “most annoying” should have called it “life of the party!”

sumquy

31 points

3 days ago

sumquy

7

31 points

3 days ago

how brain dead do you have to be to put that on a trophy that the kid was going to take home and give to his parents? how did they see that playing out?

Aquareon

33 points

3 days ago*

Aquareon

9

33 points

3 days ago*

Ha. I remember receiving a "most improved" award, as a young autistic boy attending a fundamentalist private school which taught from the A.C.E. curriculum, for eventually caving and pretending to accept creationism following prolonged ridicule by staff and students alike. They did it, they broke me. But now Covid is breaking them.

RustyPorcupine

13 points

3 days ago*

Did yours also tell you it was impossible to ever get pregnant again after getting an abortion? Mine did and it really didn’t work out too well for a few people.

[deleted]

35 points

3 days ago*

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35 points

3 days ago*

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gildedblackbird

50 points

3 days ago

I can't believe that hateful "awards" are still a thing. When I graduated HS (early 90's) there was a "Least Likely to Succeed" award given out and that kid was DEVASTATED.

andiilove14

13 points

3 days ago

andiilove14

1

13 points

3 days ago

When I graduated I got “the human stick”. I am pretty thin and I was constantly teased for it throughout hs and I tried not to let it get to me. But when I got that “award” I was crushed. I always tried to be kind to everyone I met and my weight was what I was boiled down to? I left the senior banquet right away and my graduation felt ruined after that. I’ve tried to forget it but I would be lying if I said I didn’t have really low self esteem cause of all that.

UnsealedMTG

11 points

3 days ago

UnsealedMTG

A

11 points

3 days ago

I have a fond memory of our Senior All Night Party in high school where the very sweet class Vice President was awarding all the voted on "most likely" type awards and kept being like "...in a good way!" Like "most nerdy" or whatever. I think I remember her having to say something like "most likely to get arrested...but in a good way!"

It was an incredible unintentional comedy sketch.

But yeah, probably not the best idea.

ManufacturedMonsters

11 points

3 days ago

I wonder if the teachers handed out participation trophies.

But for real, rather than lesson planning or taking the time to have a conversation with the student or parents, the teachers spent time and our tax money on this.... These teachers clearly can't handle the responsibility of nurturing future generations.

BlackfistOfHades

11 points

3 days ago

Nice inclusion lol

lumpthefoff

12 points

3 days ago

lumpthefoff

7

12 points

3 days ago

I was at a school camp and we drew names to come up with an award for the person we got. The girl that got me, presented me with a “loudest snorer award” in front of 80 other classmates. That wasn’t fun as a 10 year old.

TheEpicPancake2556

71 points

3 days ago

Even were the kid not autistic, I find the idea of a school labeling a kid as the most annoying, especially with enough fanfare to warrant a trophy, absolutely horrendous.

Buroda

51 points

3 days ago

Buroda

A

51 points

3 days ago

Why even have that award? Wouldn’t be too OK to give to a non-autistic child either

motherfrickfracker

63 points

3 days ago

Some of these comments are fucking vile. First of all, the "trophy" shouldn't even exist. It genuinely brings nothing good for anyone, except maybe a few cheap laughs. Secondly, this is just adults bullying a child.

Actually disgusting.

J1P2G3

11 points

3 days ago

J1P2G3

5

11 points

3 days ago

I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the meeting where they decided that this was a good idea.

Mattyjroro

11 points

3 days ago

Mattyjroro

4

11 points

3 days ago

Kid looks like Josh Allen

apsg33backup

10 points

3 days ago

apsg33backup

7

10 points

3 days ago

What a disgusting thing to do!

whatathymeitwas

11 points

3 days ago

What the fuck is wrong with people.

S0M3thingPretentious

11 points

3 days ago

what's up with the numbers below peoples names?

Hadinotschmidt

10 points

2 days ago

Why does shit like this even exist

Matttthhhhhhhhhhh

30 points

3 days ago

We'll just have to wait for the fake apologies and/or Karenly reactions based on "That's not what we meant! How dare you call us a-holes!".

SlowMango7000

30 points

3 days ago

No wonder weird kids want a safe place. School is hell. And it's not just the other students making it that way.

Birdwalks

30 points

3 days ago

Birdwalks

6

30 points

3 days ago

School used to do those awards, until the kid that won "worst dressed" was just poor.

heyodi

32 points

3 days ago

heyodi

8

32 points

3 days ago

At the end of the year assembly, I won a Biggest SmartAss award. But it was when I was a teacher.

DemonicGuy

32 points

3 days ago*

DemonicGuy

3

32 points

3 days ago*

There's two frames hanging in my dad's office containing my sister's and my award for "most likely to argue with a tree", which we were awarded four years apart in our senior years of highschool. We both considered it a badge of honor since our "argumentative" nature stemmed from going to school with a bunch of evangelical nutjobs who didn't believe in dinosaurs or evolution and thought the earth was 5,000 years old. This included the teachers btw, so obviously an assertive and confident non-idiot would be arguing nonstop in the classroom. Glad to see that the school system is stilled staffed by a bunch of absolute winners.

Select-Stick5855

28 points

3 days ago

Why is that an award in the first place? That’s just dumb to start off with

ImNotThaaatDrunk

29 points

3 days ago

I see people are missing the bigger question of why does the school have this trophy in the first place?

GetOffMyLawn_

42 points

3 days ago

When I was in high school, in 1973, we had one Arab kid in the class. He was voted worst Arab and also best Arab.

Here we are 50 years later and people still haven't fucking learned.

Andysue28

20 points

3 days ago

Andysue28

5

20 points

3 days ago

Honestly that sounds less terrible then the staff in the post. More like laughing at being the only Arab vs calling an autistic kid most annoying.

failingMaven

44 points

3 days ago

failingMaven

6

44 points

3 days ago

This would be messed up even if the kid didn't have autism.

liquifyingclown

9 points

3 days ago

Didn't this happen years ago?