Honors and Cords

Honor Graduates

All seniors recognized as honor graduates must have a grade point average of 90.0 and above, and highest honor graduates must have a grade point average of 93.0 and above. Honor distinction at graduation is based on all coursework, grades 9-12 , and any dual enrollment coursework completed before the day of graduation. GPAs are not rounded up. Those seniors who meet the requirements for Honors or Highest Honor will be recognized during the graduation ceremony.

Explanation of Honor Designations (tentative list)

The members of the Class of 2022, as a group, have exemplified themselves as individuals in a myriad of ways.  Those students who are adorned with various cords, tassels, and stoles while earning a diploma have demonstrated strengths in the areas listed below.

The Wearing of the Gold Medallion designates that the student is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2022.  This is the student who has earned the highest cumulative grade point average for all four years of high school.

The Wearing of the Bronze Medallion designates that the student is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2022.  This is the student with the second highest cumulative grade point average for all four years of high school.

The Wearing of the White Stole designates that the student is an Honor Graduate.  Honor Graduate status is conferred upon all students receiving a diploma that have a cumulative grade point average of a 90 or above for all four years of high school.

The Wearing of the Blue and Gold Tassel designates that the student is a member of the National Honor Society.  Membership into the National Honor Society is by invitation only.  In order to be eligible for membership: a student must have maintained a 93 or higher cumulative grade point average and must apply for membership having demonstrated strong character, commitment to service and leadership abilities.

The Wearing of the Purple and Silver Cord designates National Technical Honor Society membership.  Students have maintained a 90 or higher cumulative grade point average, have credit for at least three CTAE classes with a 90 or higher overall average, and maintain an active membership in a Career Technical Student Organization.

The Wearing of the Advanced Placement Scholar Medallion designates that the student has taken and passed three (3) or more Advanced Placement exams during the student’s four years in high school.  The curriculum of the Advanced Placement courses is significantly more arduous than other academic courses; therefore, the wearing of this medal also represents the student’s fervent dedication to exceptional academic achievement and advancement.

The Wearing of the Gold Cord designates that the student is a member of the National Beta Club whose qualifications mandate that a student has maintained a 90 or above cumulative grade point average for the student’s four years in high school.

Cords of varying colors may be awarded to designate participation in school sponsored organizations and clubs

At the discretion of the principal, other honor designations may be added or removed.

Literacy Graduation Cord

Seniors! Want to earn a cord to wear at graduation? We would love for you to track 10 books that you have read each school year and complete a project that would be used to promote or recommend that book to other students.

Books may be fiction, narrative nonfiction, biographies, or collections of essays or short stories. Audiobook and ebook versions of a title can be used in addition to print copies. The student may include up to two graphic novels in their book count. Books read individually as part of a class assignment will count toward the total as long as the entire book is read, but whole-class texts will not count.

Books should be part of the Monroe Area High School Media Center collection, but students may use a personal copy of the book for their reading. Please check our catalog through Destiny Discover and Sora, both linked through Clever. If a book is not part of the Monroe Area High School Media Center Collection please check with the media specialist first for approval.

The books should be logged electronically using the Google Form posted on the MAHS Media Center website, also linked here: Literacy Cord Book Tracking Form.

Projects can be submitted by email to the media specialist or brought to the Media Center. Some project options:
-Create a video book trailer
-Create original fan art (visual art, fan fiction, music/song inspired by the book, etc)
-Write a book review or record a video book review
-Create a promotional poster for the book (can be submitted digitally)

Please contact Ms. Sapinski at [email protected] if you have any questions about these requirements.

Seniors will need to complete all requirements by May 12.

Questions?

Angela Crawford-Williams
Graduation Coordinator
[email protected] 

Pam Blankenship
National Technical Honor Society
[email protected] 

Nathan Gray
AP Program
[email protected] 

Dr. Jennifer Roth
Beta Club and National Honor Society
[email protected] 

Sarah Sapinski
Literacy Cord Coordinator
[email protected] 
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