Article by Phoenix writer Keira Quigley ’26:
On Tuesday, October 24th, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with outstanding academic achievements were honored at the annual Academic Awards Assembly.
This assembly included students receiving pins for being on the Honor Roll, badges for having perfect attendance, and inducting new students into the National Honor Society.
Mrs. Cameron, who as the Assistant Principal of Academics is responsible for overseeing the grades, academic assemblies, and graduation, helped to run the assembly and announce the numerous students who made the Honor roll. Honor roll status is obtained by having a GPA of 84.5 or higher.
The final part of the assembly was the induction of new members into the National Honor Society. To join the National Honor Society, which is overseen by Mr. Kennedy, you must have credit for two clubs or sports, outstanding character that is shown through your disciplinary record, and a GPA of at least 85.0 for two years. This makes the National Honor Society open to juniors and seniors here at Kellenberg. There were over 370 students inducted into the National Honor Society at Kellenberg this year, the highest number in Kellenberg history!
The following Thursday, October 26th, the Latin School students with outstanding academic performance were also honored. This includes the current freshman students who attended the Latin School last year. Current seventh, eighth, and ninth graders had the opportunity to receive perfect attendance and Honor Roll awards for the previous school year. The seventh graders who qualified for National Junior Honor Society were also inducted.
Regarding this assembly, Miss Vigario said, “It’s a great way of acknowledging the achievements of students and also encouraging them to strive for excellence.”
Kellenberg students should be proud of their achievements and the Academic Awards Assembly is a great opportunity to recognize their hard work.