DeLaSalle congratulates those students who earned academic recognition and induction into the National Honor Society at the November 7 Academic Awards ceremony. Janet Dolan, past president and chief executive officer of Tennant Company, provided the keynote address.
The school inducted 101 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 upon their scholarship, service to school and community, leadership, and personal character. The 101 new inductees join 88 returning members of the DeLaSalle NHS chapter who were inducted in 2017.
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 2018-19 are Quinn Johnson (president), Indigo Rudduck (vice president), Sasha Kenigberg (treasurer), and Darlington Yonly (secretary).
In addition to the National Honor Society induction ceremony, DeLaSalle also recognized a total of 377 students in grades 10-11-12 for outstanding academic performance in the past year.
Formal recognition was given to the seven students recognized in September as Commended Students within the criteria of the National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are among the top 50,000 of more than 1.6 million high school seniors nationwide who took the qualifying PSAT in October 2017: Victoria Brimacomb, Adaire Criner, Ruth Kinyon, Joseph Phelan, Maria Spack, Luke Timmerman, and Alex Wenner.
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 2017-18 academic year. Students who earned “Honors” status (3.0 or higher) in both semesters also received pins.
The school community also gathered for an Academic Awards pepfest at the end of the school day on November 7 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.