The Lewis County High School (LCHS) auditorium saw the beginning of a new tradition on Wednesday evening, Sept. 13.
A ceremony was held to award 148 Academic Letters to students who have maintained a high-level of academic achievement.
LCHS Principal Derek Lambert said in his opening remarks that the Academic Letters are the result of an ongoing effort by the school to recognize academic achievement.
Lambert noted that the letters are identical to the ones awarded in athletics with one exception, the word “Academic” runs down the “L” in LC.
Lambert then outlined the requirements students need to meet before earning the letter, a 3.7 grade point average, to be carried for the entire year for which the letter is awarded.
Students who earn the letter one year will receive a pin for each subsequent year they maintain the same high level of academic achievement.
Lambert also spoke about the Academic Boosters Club and their work in promoting continuous high levels of achievement at the school.
Lambert noted that the next meeting for the boosters will be held on Oct. 3, at 6 p.m., in the LCHS cafeteria.
The letters were then awarded, with LCHS Vice Principal John Whiston announcing the student who was then given the letter by Lambert along with a pin from Lewis County Superintendent of School Steve Casto. Sophomores were first, followed by Juniors and Seniors.
After the ceremony Whiston spoke briefly congratulating not only the students but also their, “parents, guardians, and people of influence in their lives.”
The evening closed with light refreshments provided by Wymer’s Prostart class.