Nothing for everyone
Lone Dissenter says her small private school no longer gives junior book awards.
. . . there were about twenty of them, and they were cut because that meant that a significant portion of the class would get an award, which meant that the rest of the class would feel really crummy about not getting anything. Then, the index in the yearbook was cut. Apparently, if one looked at one’s name and didn’t have as many page numbers listed next to it as someone else, one feels really, really bad about oneself.
Perhaps they should run the same yearbook photo for every student to protect the unattractive from ego-shattering comparisons.