Eighteen seniors to graduate with high honors

Eighteen seniors to graduate with high honors

By Isa Didio ’18


Eighteen Staples seniors have been notified that they will be graduating with the achievement of “high honors,” which means they are at the top 4 percent of the graduating class based upon their GPA.

“There are so many intelligent, talented people in my grade,” Paige Anderson ’18 said.  “It means so much to have one’s hard work and determination acknowledged by Mr. D’Amico and the rest of the Staples community.”

The students’ GPA is calculated from the beginning of freshman year through the end of the first semester of their senior year.

“I was really humbled and it means a lot to have hard worked recognized,” Carlie Darefsky ’18 said.

The students were notified by email, attended a congratulatory meeting with Principal James D’Amico a few weeks later and will be honored at a celebratory dinner later in the year.

“Overall, I’m just really proud of myself because I know that I worked hard in school,” Juliana Hopper ’18 said. “But it is even more rewarding for the hard work to be recognized by my friends, family, teachers and peers.”

The students who will graduate with this distinction include Jake Didner ’18, Marshall Heiser ’18, Neal Soni ’18, Jackson Delgado ’18, Max Popken ’18, Juliana Beal ’18, Lauren Thomson ’18, Katherine Flug ’18, Sudhanshu Mather ’18, Paige Anderson ’18, Gary Perelberg ’18, Seohyun Hong ’18, Juliana Hopper ’18, Jessica Xu ’18, Carlie Darefsky ’18, Nick Attkiss ’18, Sarah Acslerod ’18 and Isabelle Grosgoteat ’18.

“It was super rewarding to have this recognition,” Nick Attkiss ’18 said, “because it’s like an affirmation that all the effort I invested translated to something really remarkable,”