End of Year Honorary Ceremonies

During the last week of May, many students were honored for their academic achievements during the Honorary ceremonies that took place the week of May 23, 2022. Some students who take language courses or are a part of the Dental and Medical Assisting programs had the opportunity to receive an honorary certificate.  

Language Honor Society

The first of the ceremonies took place this past Monday, May 23. Over 70 students were honored for their academic excellence by being inducted into the Language Honor Society. The ceremony took place in the KHS auditorium. This opportunity was reserved for students who are currently in their sixth semester of Spanish, Italian, Japanese, French, or Latin and have maintained a high grade point average. In order to qualify, students had to maintain a grade of an A or higher for each marking period, with the exception of 2 B’s. 

Due to the COVID-19 virus, restrictions were placed, making this year’s ceremony stand out. Visitors weren’t allowed to be present in the ceremony, including parents. Still, administrators made efforts for the ceremony to be memorable for all participants. The ceremony was transmitted live for viewing and is currently on the Kearny Board of Education YouTube channel. 

HOSA Ceremony

All Students who are a part of the Medical and Dental assisting programs were honored in the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) ceremony. This ceremony took place Tuesday, May 24th, in the KHS atrium. 

Although all participating students got honored, second-year students were the star of the show. Second-year students got to wear their class scrubs and received graduation cords, alongside their certificates. 

Because of this year’s restrictions, not all parents were able to attend the HOSA ceremony. Only parents of Second-year students could attend, and only two parents per student. This year’s ceremony was in the atrium, unlike previous years. Even with all of the new restrictions and protocols, Ms. Biondo and Mrs. Marsh still managed to make the ceremony memorable for all the students. 

As the end of the year approaches, it is great to see all of the student’s hard work being recognized. Congratulations to all of the students who participated in these ceremonies!