On November 9 and 11, DeLaSalle congratulated a total of 373 students in grades 10-11-12 for outstanding academic performance in the 2020-21 school year. The awards were presented at the three separate grade-level assemblies by either the principal, Jim Benson, or chair of the Board of Trustees, Greg Hill `66, with considerable supportive applause from classmates as each student was called forward.
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 2020-21 academic year. Students who earned “Honors” status (3.0 or higher) in both semesters also received pins. In a third category, 153 students in grades 11 and 12 were first-time awardees of academic letters for having achieved Honor Roll status for at least four semesters while enrolled at DeLaSalle. An additional 93 members of the senior class are lauded for already having earned their academic letter last year.
It has been the long-standing practice at DeLaSalle to award “letters” in academics and activities as well as athletics, provided the student meets criteria of any of those areas. It is a point of pride that the majority of graduates will meet or exceed standards of excellence in multiple areas while at DeLaSalle.
We congratulate all of the students recognized for their academic success and listed here.
In addition to the Academic Honors conveyed at this week’s assemblies, DeLaSalle also recognized the six seniors previously honored in October within the criteria of the National Merit Scholarship Program. Ava Krocheski-Meyer `22 has been recognized as a National Merit semi-finalist, 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 2020. Five classmates – Ethan Fabiano-Wilson, Peter Fisher, Laila Hewitt, Miro Ho-Chen, and Eric Mans – received certificates recognizing their status as “Commended Students” among the top 50,000 seniors nationwide (or top three percent) in the National Merit program.
Coming up on November 30, DeLaSalle will hold its annual evening ceremony to recognize selection and membership into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society (which has been active since 1929). The new and returning NHS members are 11th and 12th graders with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher who chose to apply for membership in the DLS chapter. A committee reviews the student applications and makes selections on the applicant’s exemplifying the 4 pillars of NHS: Leadership, Scholarship, Character, and Service. New inductees and returning members will be announced soon. Families will be invited to join us for the NHS ceremony on the 30th.
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.