Students Attend Annual Honors Ceremony


Morghan Davis

Senior Claudia Moore accepts her medal at the Honors Ceremony. Moore won first place in the Helen S. Boylan Foundation Art Contest.

Haylee Haxton, Assistant Editor of Copy and Social

  The annual student honor ceremony took place in the Performing Arts Center on Monday, May 13. Students to be given an award at the event received an invitation during the previous school weeks.

    “Our hope is that the ‘impact’ on our students honored [at the banquet] illustrates to them how much we value their hard work and resulting accomplishments,” Principal Valerie Payne said.  “For the parents, it is one way we can ‘showcase’ their children and demonstrate to the public how successful our students are.”

   Students in grades 9-12 with significant accomplishments were honored at the ceremony. The awards ranged from state and regional qualifiers, writing and art contest winners, scholarship recipients, as well as valedictorian and salutatorian recognition.

   “Being honored as valedictorian [at the ceremony] along with the department and school wide awards is a really great experience because it combines all of the accomplishments of the year,” senior Brina Kuslak said. “Knowing that I have been able to excel in so many areas makes the honor of Valedictorian feel more justified and removes any doubts about whether or not I deserve the honor.”