School honored 52 senior students with the Class of 2017 Academic Rings at
the Academic Recognition Night sponsored by the school on Thursday, April 13
at 7 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium.
The students are:
Nicole Achor, Katrina Balon, Mallory Benoit, Megan Bernth, Margaret Brown,
Anjali Byappanahalli, Caylee Casbon, Alyssa Condie, Alexa Devereaux, Quinlan
Doolin, Ashley Fazekas, Christian Geenen, Sydney Ghoreishi, Luke Gregurich,
Erin Grimes, Andrea Hanas, Ryan Harmon, Rachel Hewitt, Nicholas Hayden,
Alessandrina Hoffman, Rebekah Hoffmann, David Kosakowski, Gary Kostbade, Sam
Kravitz, Cara Kroeger, Hannah Maluvac, John Mario, Lennon Metz, Anastasia
Miller, Marie O’Neill, Samantha Ostrom, Allison Plinovich, Spencer
Pritchard, Jeff Radzik, Rose Raffin, Hodge Erik Ralph, Nate Scheerer, Emma
Schuster, Wesley Slaughter, Angel Smith, Amy Socha, Cara Sullivan, Jenna
Tarnowski, Marissa Tilden, Emma Tumbas, James Van Drie, Drew Vesling, Mark
Wilcox, Aubrey Wing, Keagan Wong, Delaney Wright and Elizabeth Zehner.
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 criterion 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 4.3 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: 1 point for every semester on
Principal's Honor Roll (7 points possible); 1 point for National Honor
Society membership; 1 point for co-curricular participation each year (4
points possible); 1 point for 40 credits earned at seventh semester; 1 point
for no grade below a "B" (seven semesters); 1 point for earning a 4.3 grade
point average for all seven semesters.