DeLaSalle congratulates those students who earned academic recognition and induction into the National Honor Society at the November 6 Academic Awards ceremony. Barry Lieske, DeLaSalle president who is retiring at the end of the 2019-20 school year, provided the keynote address.
The school inducted 66 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, who chose to apply for membership, and who were selected based upon their scholarship, service to school and community, leadership, and personal character. The 66 new inductees join returning members of the DeLaSalle NHS chapter who were inducted in 2018.
The DeLaSalle chapter of the National Honor Society was established in 1929. NHS officers for 2019-20 are Sydney Riley (president), Hannah Omodt (vice president), Henry Fisher (treasurer), and Eleanor Snee (secretary).
In addition to the National Honor Society induction ceremony, DeLaSalle also recognized a total of 370 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 within the criteria of the National Merit Scholarship Program. Two seniors, Abby Hames and Sydney Riley, have been recognized as National Merit Semi-finalists, for achievement among the top 15,000 (or top one percent) of more than 1.5 million high school seniors nationwide who took the qualifying PSAT in October 2018. Four classmates – Maya Adelgren, Sebastian Dominguez Giron, Henry Fisher, and Tatianna Karkoc – have received Letters of Commendation for achievement among the top 50,000 seniors nationwide who took the same exam.
Two additional seniors, Stella Dennehy and David McComas, were recognized for their outstanding performance in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Both were named 2019-20 Scholars for Excellence in Academic Achievement.
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 2018-19 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 pep fest at the end of the school day on November 6 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 women and men.