Ninth and tenth graders were rewarded with a picnic for good FCAT grades.
Rickards High gained 24 points on the test from the previous year, the biggest increase out of all Leon County high schools.
Students spent the afternoon chowing down burgers and hot dogs while enjoying some of their favorite music.
The festivities were promised to the students if they did well on the test.
"I think it's important to let the kids know we appreciate what they do, keep them motivated, and especially the class that's coming on, to provide motivation for them to do as well as the class did a head of them," said Dr. Pink Hightower, Principal at Rickards High School.
The increased FCAT scores brought Rickards up an entire letter grade, making it a "C" school.
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