By: Caitlin Ward, Contributing Writer
In the 2021-22 school year, 220 students were awarded academic letters and bars.
This award is given to those who made A or B honor roll both semesters, have a 95% attendance rate and no discipline referrals the previous year. Centralia High School(CHS) has been doing academic awards since 1991.
“I think it's a great accomplishment for a student to perform at a high level and do so constantly,” says Matt Smith, CHS principal. Tonya Dimmit, the CHS junior/senior counselor, also plays a role in giving the award and is very happy to be a part of it. Dimmitt says, “Recognizing students for their academic achievement is important to our entire school and community. I am happy to play a small part in showing that their hard work is noticed.”
Over the years many students have been given an academic letter/bar, starting sophomore year. “I always feel excited to see sophomores get their first letter, because I know they are off to a good start in high school, then very impressed by older students who have maintained their yearly work for years,” said Smith.
“It was nice of the school administration and counseling staff to recognize the hard work that we put in last year to make this achievement happen,” said Griffin Anderson, CHS senior.
This is a tradition that has been around for many years, and one that will surely be around for many years to come.