Honors Night too exclusive?!?

Okay this just makes my head explode.  A middle school in Rhode Island is cancelling their Honors Night because it's "too exclusive".  Ummm....so all the kids that bust their butts to do their homework, study for tests and get good grades can't be singled out and honored for their achievement because there are too few of them so it's too exclusive?!?  Am I off base here or is this the most ridiculous thing ever? 

 

HERE is the article.