Ninety-four Highlands High School students were recognized for achieving the highest level of academic excellence at the annual Academic Honors Celebration on Monday, May 8. Participating in the awards ceremony were High School Principal Michael Toole, HS Assistant Principal Dr. Nicholas LaMantia, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Cathleen Cubelic and National Honor Society Secretary Emma Mann. Delivering the Academic Address was former Highlands police officer and Armstrong County Detective Joe Naviglia, who shared his personal journey of overcoming adversity and setting goals.
Students honored have met one of the following criteria for the cumulative three quarters of the 2022-23 school year:
Grades 9-12: 96% or higher or among the Top 10 in their grade level
Grades 10-12: Outstanding Career Technology Education Student (Forbes CTC)
The students received an honors cord and a certificate of achievement. A different color cord is given for each grade level, with the ultimate goal of earning four of them to wear as a senior on graduation day.