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Gotta Brag!

This morning was Heights Senior Convocation and Awards Assembly. Corby and I are VERY proud of Kaleb and Kaitlin, and I must announce their awards (in the order in which they were given):

Exemplary Score in History/Government, Math, Reading or Science:
Kaitlin Joplin
Kaleb Joplin

Kansas Board of Regents Recommended Curriculum Completers:
Kaitlin Joplin
Kaleb Joplin

Kansas State High School Activities Association Governor's Scholars Award Program (top 1% of high school seniors in Kansas):
Kaitlin Joplin

Kansas Board of Regents Designated Scholars:
Kaitlin Joplin
Kaleb Joplin

University of Kansas Honors Scholars (top 10% of class):
Kaitlin Joplin
Kaleb Joplin

President's Education Gold Award:
Kaitlin Joplin

President's Education Silver Award:
Kaleb Joplin

Outstanding Seniors by Department:
Mathematics: Kaitlin Joplin
Science: Kaleb Joplin

Gold Cord Awards (4.0 High School Career) / Valedictorian (1 of 9):
Kaitlin Joplin

3.9 High School Career Award:
Kaleb Joplin

Comments

Anonymous said…
You certainly have good reason to brag ... they're awesome!
~ Anne
Lenore said…
WAY to go! That's awesome :)
Debbie said…
Way to Go Guys!!!!
jenny said…
And brag you shall...how wonderful!! Great job!!
Chris said…
They have NINE Valedictorians?!?!?
Linda said…
yes, there were 9 valedictorians - they all had a 4.0 GPA throughout high school. Pretty impressive, huh? And they say public schools are bad!

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