FREMONT – A ceremony was held Thursday night to celebrate the academic accomplishments of 193 Fremont High School students.
The annual Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony was held in the Fremont High School Auditorium on Thursday. The ceremony recognizes and celebrates students who have lettered academically. Director of the Counseling Department Mark Williams says achieving the honor of lettering in academics is no small feat.
“Students have to maintain a 3.7 GPA or higher for two consecutive semesters,” said Williams. “We have 193 kids that are going to be recipients of the award. We have a speaker tonight. Joan Jurek who is the Director of College Planning with EducationQuest Foundation. It’s a great event celebrating academic achievement.”
There are over 40 seniors who received the Level Three Award, and almost 70 sophomore students received the Level One Award. Williams says the school is proud of each recipient that was recognized.
“We want to celebrate academic achievement and academic excellence. To maintain a 3.7 for a whole year is quite the accomplishment,” said Williams. “So just as we celebrate athletic achievement, or achievements on the stage or in music, we want to celebrate our students’ academic prowess. This is a great way to do it. Our community rallies around it and obviously we want to see great kids doing great things.”
A reception was held after the ceremony for all in attendance. It was catered by Hy-Vee and music was performed by the Fremont High School Orchestra students.