Sat, May 27, 2017
Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, and Friends of Herron High School,
I want to congratulate all the students who were awarded special recognition for exemplary performance or for perfect attendance. As you can see from the list of awards below, we had many students demonstrating a commitment to excellence. Congratulations to all award recipients, we are so proud of your hard work and dedication.
I want to make special mention of our two top award categories; the Founders Award and the Achaean Award. These annual awards go to seniors who have embraced our Core Values in all they do and have served as role models for all students. Determining the winners of these special awards is a staff and faculty-wide process. While the decision is always difficult, in the final analysis, a few students rise to the top. This year, the awards went to Isabelle Matthies, Maxwell Ryan, Ethan Shaw, and Elisabeth Reese. Congratulations, and thank you for making the most of your high school years!
Founders Award: Isabelle Matthies
This year’s Founder’s award is for a student who demonstrated commitment to our Core Values and Classical education. This student is at the top of her class academically and is a perfect example of what it means to be a Classical scholar. She has sacrificed time and energy to help the local and global community through a variety of service projects. This student is an AP scholar and is also one of the all-time great visual artists at Herron High School.
Achaean Award: Maxwell Ryan, Ethan Shaw and Elisabeth Reese
The Achaean Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a Herron High School student. This award is traditionally given to a senior boy and senior girl who best exemplify what it means to be a Herron High School student. The recipients are chosen by the faculty and staff of the school who consider the academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement and a demonstrated embodiment of the Herron High School culture and core values over the years they have been a student.
Summer Reading Assignments
Students have been provided with their Summer Reading assignments. Please review the assignment details below. While Summer is a time of rejuvenation and rest, it is also an important time to extend learning and prepare for the next level of education. As a classical, liberal arts high school that is preparing students for entrance into college, Herron High School recognizes the value and importance of summer reading as a means of improving student performance across the curriculum.
Details of the summer reading assignments are included in this newsletter and are also available at our website here: http://www.herronhighschool.org/2017/05/26/summer-reading-assignments/
Finally, as you prepare for summer adventures, please keep in mind that it is never too early to be planning for college and visiting college campuses. Sometimes it is only a brief detour off your path to combine a college visit with your vacation plans. I wish all of our families a safe and happy summer!
Janet H. McNeal, President
Complete newsletter here: 5.27.2017 HHS