Counselors at Keller Collegiate Academy and Trinity Springs Middle School have been recognized for their outstanding service to students.

The Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas, or CREST, award is given to counselors at schools by demonstrating continuous improvement, leadership and engagement, and the role of their school counseling programs in students’ academic, personal/social and career development, according to a press release. The award is sponsored by the Texas School Counselor Association—a division of the Texas Counseling Association.

“These schools have shown the effectiveness of strong counseling programs that contribute to student success and development,” said TSCA President Jennifer Akins, the senior director of guidance and counseling in McKinney ISD. “School counselors who earn this designation have documented the importance of their programs and the positive impact they have on students’ lives and education. We are proud to honor these schools and their great counselors.”

School counselors at 275 campuses in 46 school districts across Texas earned CREST awards, according to a press release. Other school districts where school counselors received awards in North Texas include Denton ISD, Irving ISD, Lewisville ISD and McKinney ISD.