The outstanding achievements of more than 250 Newark High School students were recognized at the seventh annual village of Newark-sponsored “Night of Champions” May 21.

The outstanding achievements of more than 250 Newark High School students were recognized at the seventh annual village of Newark-sponsored “Night of Champions” May 21.

Students were recognized for accomplishments in academics — including being in Honor Society — music, performing arts, art, sports, the Special Olympics and more.

Before the recognition began, Superintendent Henry Hann said the village of Newark-sponsored “Night of Champions” has become one of his favorite school events each year because it is a time when most of the accomplishments in the classroom, the playing field, onstage and in other areas during the school year are celebrated.

He also said it provides a great opportunity to recognize students who do what they should do by making good decisions and coming to school each day and doing their very best.

“You’ve made your school and community very very proud of you,’’Hann said.

The superintendent also recognized parents for their role in raising great kids and for their hard work and commitment in helping their children to do their very best.

“We thank you parents for raising such great kids,’’ he said.

Newark Mayor Peter Blandino, who came up with the idea years ago to recognize the achievements of Newark students in this way, echoed the superintendent’s sentiments.

“Each year this gives us the opportunity to show our support for many, many great kids who make the absolute right decisions,” he said. “This night each year is one of the highlights of my being mayor. Thank you for being such great students and great members of the community.’’

Blandino, his wife, Helen, Kurt Werts and Chris Avery, who are village trustees, handed out village of Newark tokens of recognition: nap sacks, tee-shirts, water bottles, head bands, mugs and thumb drives and more to students being recognized.