TA Recognizes 2020-2021 Honor Students in Annual Honors Celebration
May 18, 2021
9th Grade Honor Students, Photo courtesy of Dan Grossman.
Every year, TA recognizes the hard work of its honor students with a festive spring celebration. The TA Honors Celebration has long been hosted in the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium, transformed into a banquet hall for the occasion. Students gather with peers, parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff for a catered dinner and presentations, including the now-TA traditional “Speak Chorus.”
Like many traditions at TA, during Covid, the Honors event required some adaptation. Last year, Covid necessitated a virtual, prerecorded recognition focusing on honorees in the graduating senior class. But this year, with loosened restrictions, TA was excited to be able bring students together again–in person–for an outdoor, socially-distanced pizza party on TA’s campus. The event was live-streamed for families and friends.
Though it was not yet time for the speak chorus to return, the tradition of incorporating student voices into the event remained. This year, students were asked to submit responses to the prompt “the work we do,” and their words–submitted via both writing and recordings–were shared in a video presentation. One of TA’s longest-serving and most generous volunteers, Dan Grossman, reprised his role as event photographer. Dan’s photos of the 2021 TA Honors Celebration can be found here.
Please join us in congratulating TA’s hardworking and talented 2021 Honor Students.
To qualify for the annual Honors Celebration, students have to achieve High Honors at least once in the preceding four quarters, including the fourth quarter of the preceding year, and achieve Honors in all remaining quarters. For a first-year TA student, qualification is based on grades in the first three quarters of the current year. Honors is determined by quarter grades at the end of each quarter. Honor Roll students may receive no grades below B-, and they must be enrolled as full-time students. High Honors: 3.6 G.P.A. or higher | Honors: 3.2 – 3.59 G.P.A.
Class of 2021
Eloise Van Meter
*Seniors with an asterisk qualified for the Honors Celebration each of the years they were eligible.
Class of 2022
Seunggyu (Alex) Kim
Class of 2023
Shisi (Cissy) Dai
Class of 2024
Class of 2025
Class of 2026