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Tewksbury High Ceremony To Honor Students For Academic Excellence

May 14, 2019 08:39AM

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Tewksbury Memorial High School will applaud the Class of 2019 seniors graduating with honors at an award ceremony on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:45pm in the Dr. Christine L. McGrath Performing Arts Center.

Academic Excellence is awarded to senior graduates who have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher. There are three levels of distinction: cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude.  Our awarded seniors will be presented with their medals at this ceremony. Additionally, they will once again don the medals of honor at the graduation ceremony and will be recognized in the 2019 TMHS Commencement Program. Our goal is to proudly recognize the many graduating seniors that have admirably achieved academic success at TMHS. 

TMHS will also recognize those students qualifying for the Seal of Biliteracy with a certificate, medal, and cord to wear at graduation. The Seal of Biliteracy is a national movement to recognize high school students who have achieved by the time of graduation proficiency in English and one or more languages. The MA seal was signed into law on November 22, 2017 and the Language Opportunity Coalition (LOC) is running a pilot program, currently in its third year and including more than 70 districts across Massachusetts. Tewksbury Public Schools has joined the districts piloting this program and anticipates awarding graduating seniors with this prestigious seal this year. In order to be recipient students must attain proficiency level in standardized tests such as the AP, AAPPL, STAMP, MCAS, and ACCESS.

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