DeLaSalle congratulates those students who earned academic recognition and induction into the National Honor Society at the November 8 Academic Awards ceremony.
The school inducted 95 students into the National Honor Society. The inducted students are 11th and 12th graders with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and were selected based on their scholarship, service to school and community, leadership, and personal character. The 95 new inductees join 84 returning members of the DeLaSalle NHS chapter who were inducted in 2016.
As has been the protocol for many years, the NHS selection committee included teachers, administrators, NHS advisors, and school counselors. The committee reviewed transcripts and other school data, as well as candidate assessments offered by the entire DeLaSalle staff and returning NHS members.
The DeLaSalle chapter of the National Honor Society was established in 1929. NHS officers for 2017-18 are David Safris-Fuentes (president), Ansley Atkinson (vice president), Zoe Sullivan (treasurer), and Dacoda Speidel (secretary).
In addition to the National Honor Society induction ceremony, DeLaSalle also recognized a total of 362 students in grades 10-11-12 for outstanding academic performance in the past year. Two students were recognized within the criteria of the National Merit Scholarship Program. Daryl Yap is a semifinalist, one of the top 16,000 of more than 1.35 million high school seniors nationwide who took the qualifying PSAT in October 2016. Josephine Phillippe iss recognized as a Commended Student in the same program.
Academic letters were presented to students who have achieved Honor Roll status for at least four semesters while enrolled at DeLaSalle. Pins were awarded to students who earned “High Honors” for achieving a grade point average of 3.8 or higher in both semesters of the 2016-17 academic year. Students who earned “Honors” status (3.0 or higher) in both semesters also received pins.
Click here to see the full list of recognized students.
The school community also gathered for an Academic Awards pepfest at the end of the school day on November 8 to honor the inductees and award recipients.
Thank you for joining us in saluting these outstanding students for accomplishments in areas of academics. We also congratulate their families and their teachers for extraordinary preparation and ongoing support of these outstanding young men and women.