Seniors from the RPA Class of 2022 were recognized for their numerous academic achievements during the Senior Academic Awards held on the evening of Tuesday, March 17. One-hundred and nine seniors from the Class of 2022 seniors earned a combined $5.1 million in scholarships with over $44,000 coming from local scholarships.
“The award ceremony was a great opportunity to honor the hard work and accomplishments of the Class of 2022,” said High School Counselor Justin Calbreath. “We couldn’t be prouder of this amazing group of seniors for pursuing an education that is uniquely tailored to their needs and exhibiting inclusion, teamwork and compassion along the way.”
RPA valedictorians were honored for earning over a 4.0 GPA through the seventh semester of high school and the salutatorian was honored for earning the closest to a 4.0 GPA through the seventh semester.
Additionally, RPA students were recognized for the following academic achievements throughout their high school careers:
National Honor Society members were recognized for maintaining a 3.5 + GPA, participating in community service activities and demonstrating the seven habits of a highly effective RPA student.
ACT National National Career Readiness Certificate – The ACT NCRC is given to students on their way to earning industry credentials and certifications.
Academic Honor – Academic Honor is earned when a student achieves a GPA of 3.5 through the seventh semester. This accomplishment exhibits that these students are dedicated to earning high academic measures.
RPA Student Ambassador – The RPA Ambassador Cadre Program is a 10th and 11th grade leadership model that provides opportunities for exceptional students to gain personal growth, and professional development, and give service to RPA and the RPA community. Upon the completion of their senior year, these students earn a scholarship that is sent to the higher education institution they will attend.
AP Capstone Diploma – A nationally recognized diploma earned when students successfully pass AP Seminar, AP Research, and four other AP classes earning scores of three or higher on each exam.
Seal of Biliteracy – Earned by high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in one or more world languages in addition to English.
Thespian Troupe Recognition – The International Thespian Society aims to celebrate students’ achievement in educational theatre and theatrical excellence. In order to become a thespian, students must accumulate 10 points. These points are awarded for various theatrical activities both on and off stage, such as acting, stage management, lights, sound, and stage makeup. Each point consists of roughly 10 hours. Students were recognized for accumulating a minimum of 100 theatrical hours.
- Honor Thespian – Students were recognized who earned over 80 points
- International Honor Thespian – Students who earned a total of 180 points
Scholastic Art Awards – The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and, for nearly a century, have inspired bold ideas and recognized creative teens throughout the country.Past winners include poet Amanda Gorman, writer Stephen King, actor Robert Redford, artist Andy Warhol, writer and actress Lena Dunham, and sculptor Luis Jimenez.
180 Degree Award – Awarded to a senior who has overcome obstacles in their personal life and chosen to own their education in positive ways.
RPA Faculty Scholarship – RPA Faculty Scholarship recognizes a graduate who has overcome obstacles in life and plans to use their college education to give back to their community. This student has represented RPA to the highest standard both in and out of the classroom.