255 students earn letters for academic excellence

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Cassville High School Principal Jeff Swadley hands Freshman Natalia DeLeon a letter at the academic banquet last Thursday evening. Forty-six percent of the student body received a letter for achieving a 3.34 GPA on a 4.0 scale in academic classes. A letter is earned the first time they earn the honor, which the student can put on their letterman's jackets. After earning the letter, they receive a small gold bar to pin on the letter each year thereafter. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville High School held its annual academic banquet Thursday evening to recognize students for outstanding academic success.

Cassville High School held its annual academic banquet Thursday evening to recognize students for outstanding academic success. A total of 255 students received academic letters. To qualify, students must have earned a 3.34 GPA on a 4.0 scale, based on first semester grades only, and be enrolled in six classes, four of which must be in an academic area. Overall, 46 percent of the student body earned a letter, which included 69 freshmen, 60 sophomores, 68 juniors and 58 seniors. Intermediate School Counselor Shelley Sparkman spoke, telling parents and students, "Find your passion and what you're good at, then match it with a job you enjoy, then be a person of character." High School Science Teacher Tina Mills also spoke. More than 550 people were in attendance at the event, which also included a banquet dinner. Julia Kilmer reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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