At the end of the academic year, we invite parents, outstanding 8th grade students and graduating high school seniors to CSULB for an award banquet honoring outstanding student achievement, participation, and leadership. In addition to the traditional trophies, medals and certificates, graduating seniors are also awarded a MESA sash to commemorate their hard work and dedication. These sashes recognize their accomplishments and could be worn during their high school graduation to signify them. Furthermore, outstanding seniors are rewarded with a Texas Instrument TI-83 Graphing Calculator, while outstanding 8th graders are presented with a Texas Instrument TI-34 Scientific Calculator. These gifts are given as an incentive for the students to continue their studies in the fields of Mathematics, Engineering, and Science.