I've heard a lot of rumours about this, its a common suggestion that "Millenials" are lazy and entitled, partly because they were given "participation medals" in school.
By searching the web, I have found plenty of blog posts decrying their use, but the majority of the literature I've found is from secondary sources.
Being born in 1985 I should in theory have received several myself but I don't remember this being a phenomenon at any point during my education.
Are participation medals handed out routinely? For what activities are they handed out?