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Fridley High School seniors honored at 61st Scholastic Achievement & Recognition Banquet
Posted 05/23/2019 04:35PM
Fridley High School (FHS) hosted the 61st Scholastic Achievement Banquet on May 16, 2019, celebrating the hard work and achievement of the class of 2019. The banquet, sponsored by the Fridley Lions Club, is held annually to honor FHS students who have earned high achievements. The Fridley Schools Foundation gave out more than 70 scholarships totaling over $120,000, thanks to generous donations from community members and organizations. This year’s event also included the following highlights:

IB Diploma Candidates, IB CP Candidates and IB Scholars

This year, 15 students completed all the requirements of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), earning official designations as “IB DP Candidates” and are eligible to earn the internationally-recognized IB diploma. These requirements include: six DP courses and exams, Theory of Knowledge course and final essay, 4,000 word Extended Essay, and completion of community service requirements.

Through the high school’s IB Career-related Programme (CP), four students completed the requirements of the IB CP. These students have taken took part in the rigorous academics of DP and focused their learning specific to their career fields. They have explored skills for success in the workplace, studied an additional language and completed in community service requirements.

Earning an “IB Scholar” designation means that students completed at least four IB DP courses, including the completion of the final IB exams. This year, 36 students will graduate with the “IB Scholar” distinction.

Honors, Presidential Award, and Associate of Arts Degree

A total of 81 students earned honors designations, which requires a GPA of 3.25 or above. Nineteen students were awarded the Presidential Education Award, which requires a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, as well as receiving a score at or above the 80th percentile on a nationally-recognized standard achievement test or nationally-standardized college admission examination. In addition, four students were recognized for earning an Associate of Arts degree – three who earned their degrees at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and one student who earned her degree at Minneapolis Community and Technical College through the high school’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program.

Fridley-Columbia Heights Rotary Club STRIVE program

The STRIVE (Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education) program recognized 19 seniors currently participating in the program. Sponsored through the Fridley-Columbia Heights Rotary Club, STRIVE is a scholarship program that recognizes and rewards students who show the greatest improvement in academic achievement during their senior year. The program challenges students to improve their work, gain self-confidence and discover the satisfaction of achievement.

Sterling Arts Award

The Fridley Alumni Choir awarded two students with the Sterling Arts Award. Each student was given a $2,000 scholarship to pursue the fine arts in post-secondary education.

Fridley Activities and Athletics

Fridley Athletics also gave out various awards, including the Tiger For Life, Fridley Activity Trifecta, Fridley Athletic Trifecta, Fridley Arts Trifecta, Triple A Award, Athena Award, Senior MVPs, Senior Athletic Hall of Fame, Marine Corps Semper Fidelis, Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence, and the Marine Corps Outstanding Athlete Award.

Thank you to the generous supporters of our Fridley Community Scholarship program:

Fridley American Legion Post 303 Auxiliary, American Red Cross, Bob’s Produce, John Crane Family, Flathmann Family, Fridley Class of 1967, Fridley Education Association, Fridley Hockey Salmon Derby, Fridley Schools Foundation, Fridley School Board, Friends of Fridley Education Foundation, Fridley/Columbia Heights Kiwanis Key Club, Kopp Family Foundation, Fridley Lions Club, Joseph and Irene Maertens, Massof Family, Mickman Brothers, Mondloh Family, Myhra Family, NE Kiwanis Club, Philip Osterlund, Renee Van Gorp, Vital, and Fridley/Columbia Heights Rotary STRIVE Program.

Congratulations Fridley High School Class of 2019! We wish you the best of luck in your post-secondary pursuits!


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