(ABC News) A fifth grade award ceremony at Hickman Elementary School in Garland, Texas, is under scrutiny after the grandmother of a student took issue with awards handed out based on race.

The ceremony, which took place on May 25, was part of a fifth grade commencement exercise for students transitioning to the sixth grade, said Chris Moore, Garland Independent School District (ISD) spokesperson.

While students received awards for attendance or citizenship, two awards in particular hit a sour note with Rene Morris, whose grandson attended Hickman Elementary, because they were given by community organizations that targeted African American and Hispanic students.

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