On Thursday, October 24, the Medina Performing Arts Center was filled with proud parents as 248 students in grades 10-12 were invited to attend an Academic Recognition Night. During the evening, the students were presented with a certificate that recognized their academic achievement at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
Beginning this school year, all students, including seniors, will be recognized based on the Latin honors system. Students who achieved a cumulative GPA of 4.0-4.29 were awarded certificates for magna cum laude and students who achieved a cumulative GPA of 4.3 and above were awarded certificates for summa cum laude. Mr. Tim Jack, social studies teacher, was the honorary speaker for the evening. Mrs. Jessica Niemantsverdiet, science teacher, Mr. Scott Quade, language arts teacher, and Mr. Jeff Harrison, principal presented the students with their certificates.
This is the first time the high school has made this presentation recognizing student academic achievement at these grade levels. This is a new tradition that will be carried forward annually and is a result of the District’s current five-year strategic plan which was largely based on community feedback.