The CFSFAA annually recognizes important individuals through the Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Award Programs. These award programs commenced in 1985 and in that time, 93 Distinguished Alumni and 6 Distinguished Service awards have been given.
Distinguished Alumni are nominated by friends or classmates. A selection committee of CFSFAA Trustees reviews the nominations to determine award recipients.
To receive this prestigious award, nominees must:
-Have been regularly enrolled in the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools
-Have demonstrated significant achievement in a chosen field or must have been recognized for involvement in an activity of special note
-Be out of high school for a minimum of ten years
-If living, be able to be present at the annual CFSFAA Recognition Reception
Distinguished Service Awards are given to teachers, administrators, and citizens who have made significant contributions to the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools but were not graduates of the school district.
As a special tradition, during the annual CFSFAA Recognition Receptions, recipients of the awards, or their descendants, give speeches describing their life activities and how the Cuyahoga Falls Schools helped to prepare them for their work.