Entitlement breeds laziness.
My daughter is 5 and plays soccer, she is terrible and her team is not very good either. One of the other parents asked about trophies for the kids for the end of the season, my response was "Why? The kids lost all of their games, we should reward them?" The woman looked at me like I had lost my mind.
I just don't understand why we need to reward our children for merely participating in, or completing something. The fact that you followed through a season with a sport, or finished the school year is not special. It is not an accomplishment. You do not deserve a celebration, trophy, or pat on the back for baseline achievement. Children need to learn that, and they need to learn it from the beginning.
Question, do you get an award, party or trophy for showing up to work? I doubt it, mostly because it is a baseline responsibility.
Again, entitlement breeds laziness.