By Maeve Donovan Posted March 21, 2013
Note: This article provided by Leadership.
At the end of each school year, Lowry High School will pause its chaotic schedule to honor the dedicated students of Lowry High in an Academic Assembly of Excellence. This assembly awards all students with a 3.0, 3.5, or a 4.0-grade point average, along with students who have ameliorated their GPAs by a .5 improvement. On May 8that Lowry High School, 371 students will be honored for their 3.0, 3.5, or 4.0 GPA, and 134 students will be honored for their .5 GPA improvement. For tangible rewards, students with these qualifications will be either given a USB stick, a retractable computer mouse, a backpack, a pencil pouch, or the highest reward of a Visa gift card that is given to the highest achieving students in a specific area of study. Out of the nearly 1,000 students at Lowry, over half will be honored for their excellent commitment to their schoolwork. The Academic Assembly of Excellence is a rare moment when all high-achieving students are recognized in front of their school, their peers, and their community.
In previous years, the Academic Assembly of Excellence has mimicked an Oscars theme, a superhero theme, a rock music theme, or a Pac-Man theme. This year, Lowry High decided on the elementary theme of Dr. Seuss. Returning to an abecedarian stage, Dr. Seuss will remind the students being awarded of their peregrinations through their schooling, and how much they’ve grown since their Dr. Seuss stage. These students understand that “I meant what I said, I said what I meant, I always give 100%”.