Chesterton High School honored 52 senior students with the Class of 2015 Academic Rings at the Academic Recognition Night sponsored by the school on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium.
The students are: Michael Amling, Katherine Bolek, Brittany Borzych, Hannah Brown, Abigail Burke, Aubrey Christofersen, Ryan Dempsay, Alisha Dziarski, Alex Genetski, Katherine Graff, Emily Hamady, Logan Haussman, Jackson Heard, Joe Horn, Lily Hull, Claire Johnston, Anna Jones, Tony Ketcham, Christopher Krause, Mikayla Larson, Lauren Lecy, Kayla Malackowski, Robert Maletta II, Nadia Mario, Evelyn Miller, Mary Miller, Greg Mochen, Rachel Noel, Natalie Petro, Robert Pritchard, Anne Marie Radzik, Dominic Raffin, Teresa Raffin, Datin Ringas, Rebecca Schmiegel, Kassidy Scott, Taylor Siewin, Kaylee Slont, Brianna Stephan, Marissa Sullivan, Patrick Tilden, Josephine Tolin, Donna Trowbridge, Jessica Urycki, Abigail Vallangeon, Bethany Van Drie, Joshua Van Nevel, Rachel Vogie, Galen Wong, Natalie Wozniak, Carly York, Eric Zhong.
The academic ring is an honor bestowed upon senior students at Chesterton High School who have met a rigid set of academic and co-curricular criteria. The ring resulted from a year of study by a faculty, parent and student committee. The idea of the ring was to recognize outstanding achievement by CHS students and to acknowledge their "renaissance" education.
The criterion for the ring is based on a 15-point scale. In order to earn the ring a student must accumulate 14 points or more and earn a cumulative 4.0 GPA by the 7th semester. It is the committee's desire to recognize as many students as possible; however, the academic ring is intended to promote a totally well rounded student who has met a high level of academic criteria.
Points for the academic ring are determined as follows:
1 point for every semester on Principal's Honor Roll (7 points possible)
1 point for National Honor Society membership
1 point for co-curricular participation each year (4 points possible)
1 point for 40 credits earned at seventh semester
1 point for no grade below a "B" (seven semesters)
1 point for earning a 4.0 grade point average for all seven semesters.