Searcy (LP) With the school year coming to a close, all of the students that have achieved academic success got to enjoy something that takes place every year: The Scholar’s Ceremony. The Scholar’s Ceremony sets out to honor all of the students that maintain all A’s, or if you’re a senior, those who are going to graduate with an Honor’s Diploma.
In order to earn an Honor’s Diploma, seniors have to maintain at least a 3.5 GPA and graduate having took at least four AP classes. With that being said, being an honors graduate is no easy feat. It takes a lot of time and dedication, which is why all of the seniors deserve the recognition that they get. School and Community Coordinator Betsy Bailey said, “Each of these students have done a fantastic job working hard to keep their grades up. They deserve to be honored in front of all of these people.”
The ceremony began with a speech from the Community Coordinator of the school district, Betsy Bailey. After that, there was a giant slideshow that showed pictures of all the seniors from when they were young to now. From my perspective, watching the slideshow was pretty cool because I got to see all of the people I have grown up with and all of the pictures of them when they were young. After the slideshow, all of the scholar’s for each grade were called up to the stage and honored for their achievement. Each student received a plaque and a certificate, and the seniors received a disk copy of the power point that they showed. This ceremony was a good way to let the parents see how hard their kids work. Sometimes it is easy to forget how much work each individual student puts into their studies, especially if they are involved in extracurricular activities. Whether it is band, orchestra, or any sport, those students in particular deserve extra attention because of how little time they have to finish all of their work. After a year of hard work from all of these students, it is nice to be able to sit back and enjoy how much progress was made this year.