Chesterton High School honored 21 senior students with the Class of 2012
Academic Rings at the Academic Recognition Night sponsored by the school on
Thursday in the CHS Auditorium.
The students are: Andrew Allmon, Matthew Borowiak, Robert Carstens III,
Emily DeLache, Lindsay Gorman, Thomas Jaguar, Jr., Laurin Katzmarek, Allison
Keator, Toni Kuziela, Samantha Lee, Michael Leopold, Jessica Lohse,
Madelaine Miller, Sean Miller, Jacob Pruitt, Donald Puent III, Anna Raffin,
Michaela Raffin, Michelle Sikora, Charity Vallangeon and Jonathan Vincent.
The academic ring is an honor bestowed upon senior students at Chesterton
High School who have met a rigid set of academic and co-curricular criteria.
The ring resulted from a year of study by a faculty, parent and student
committee. The idea of the ring is to recognize outstanding achievement by
CHS students and to acknowledge their "renaissance" education.
The criteria for the ring is based on a 15-point scale. In order to earn the
ring a student must accumulate 14 points or more and earn a cumulative 3.80
GPA by the 7th semester. It is the committee's desire to recognize as many
students as possible; however, the academic ring is intended to promote a
totally well-rounded student who has met a high level of academic criteria.
Points for the academic ring are determined as follows: one point for every
semester on Principal's Honor Roll (7 points possible); one point for
National Honor Society membership; one point for co-curricular participation
each year (4 points possible); one point for 40 credits earned at seventh
semester; one point for no grade below a "B" (seven semesters); one point
for earning a 3.8 grade point average each semester.