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It's more the exception rather than the rule, but I believe significant high school awards definitely belong on a résumé. If you won the USAMO or ISTS, made one of the olympiad camps, or did significant research in high school (like RSI), you have demonstrated exceptional skill that doesn't disappear just because you went to college. Of course, hopefully you would keep up this kind of performance in college in ways that you could show an employer, but there aren't nearly as many significant competitions in college.
It's more the exception rather than the rule, but I believe significant high school awards definitely belong on a résumé.