Students Honored with Academic Letters

By: Collin Czilli Last Updated: April 21, 2011

Portage High School celebrated its annual ceremony honoring the select few students that received an Academic Letter on Wednesday Night.

Surrounded by parents and loved ones, over 100 juniors and seniors were honored at the ceremony held in the Portage High School East Auditorium presented by the PHS Administration.  Each student received a certificate and will be eligible for different patches to his or her Letterman Jacket.

“We are very proud of all of you,” said PHS Principal Caren Swickard during the ceremony.

Each honored student must have had a 3.5 or above cumulative GPA and be a junior or senior enrolled at the high school.  Students who lettered in academics are also eligible to letter in athletics and many of the students honored Wednesday were also athletic letter winners.

“It is great to see Zachary’s effort and abilities recognized,” said Lisa Kizer, a parent of an Academic Letter student, “I am very proud of him!”
After the ceremony, parents and students were treated to cake and refreshments in the cafeteria joined by Portage High School principals Caren Swickard and Andrew Halaschak.

“It feels great to be honored for something that you work so hard for. Grades are something that is worked on at all times, be it late night studying or all day during school,” said PHS Junior Hannah Dorman, “Sports are hard, I swim but it’s only a few hours a day and academics is constant. It feels great to be honored for academic achievements!”

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