WHS seniors recognized at WHS Academic Awards Ceremony

WORTHINGTON -- Worthington High School students were recognized for academic excellence Wednesday afternoon during the school's 28th annual Academic Awards Ceremony.

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Worthington High School Senior Students Of Excellence include, front row (from left): Nathan Johnson, social studies; Camila Wede, communication arts; Cindy Morales Leyva, physical education; Betelehem Amare, family and consumer science; and Aliyah Abdulrahman, world languages. Back row (from left): Doria Drost, agriculture; Matt DeSmith, music; Vince Riley, science, Than Than Kyaw, art; Julia Luke, math; Megan Henderson, business; and Jon Faragher, industrial arts. (Tim Middagh / Daily Globe)

WORTHINGTON -  Worthington High School students were recognized for academic excellence Wednesday afternoon during the school’s 28th annual Academic Awards Ceremony.


The WHS gymnasium was filled with students, family members and staff who were proud to hear the names of the award and scholarship recipients.


First to be recognized were students who have been involved in WHS academic-related activities such as Knowledge Bowl, AOK Club, Student Council, First Robotics, Trojan News, FCCLA, BPA, SADD, speech and art.



Senior “Students of Excellence” were also announced by representatives of each of the WHS departments. WHS activities director Josh Dale also presented the school’s 2016 Triple “A” (academics, arts and athletics) awards; they went to Jada Nelsen and Matthew DeSmith.


Outstanding WHS senior athletes recognized were Emily Shaffer, for her participation in volleyball and basketball, and Zach Boever, for participation in football, basketball and golf.


WHS Principal Josh Noble and WHS Assistant Principal Tony Hastings also recognized 34 seniors graduating with honors (cumulative GPAs of 3.5 to 3.749) and 23 with highest honors (cumulative GPAs of 3.75 to 4.00).

WHS Class of 2017 graduating seniors will receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies June 2.


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