Winton Woods High School Holds Academic Signing Day

Winton Woods City Schools’ 2018 Honor Diploma Scholars. Not shown: Hai Nguyen. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods High School’s high-achieving seniors were recognized with an Academic Signing Day on Friday, May 4, in the school's library. These incredible scholars, all earned honors diplomas from the State of Ohio, took part in a ceremony reminiscent of a traditional athletic signing event. The students shared the colleges they applied to, where they have been admitted and the university they selected. Students' families, college admissions representatives, board members, civic officials, and business and community leaders were in attendance to celebrate this momentous occasion with the scholars.

 

To receive an honors diploma from the State of Ohio, students must meet all but one of the following criteria, unless it is a minimum graduation requirement:

  • 4 units of Math  

  • 4 units of Science

  • 4 units of Social Studies

  • 3 units of World Languages

  • 1 unit of Fine Arts

  • 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • 27 on the ACT or 1280 or higher on the SAT.


To receive a career technical honors diploma from the State of Ohio (indicated with an asterisk), students must meet the following criteria:

  • 4 units of Math  

  • 4 units of Science

  • 4 units of Social Studies

  • 2 units of World Languages

  • 4 units of career-technical courses

  • 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • 27 on the ACT; 1280 or higher on the SAT; WorkKeys: 6 or higher on Reading for Information and 6 or higher on Applied Mathematics

  • Field Experience

  • Portfolio

  • Additional Assessments: earn an industry-recognized credential or achieve proficiency benchmark for appropriate Ohio Career-Technical Competency Assessment or equivalent.

 

Recognized were:

  • Valedictorian Aversa Prentosito, who will attend Miami University for computer science and software engineering

  • Salutatorian Brianna Barrow, who will attend Columbia University for computer engineering

  • Alex Kress – Austin Peay State University for music education

  • Charles Brown – Blufton University for microbiology

  • Kemaiya Clark – Blufton University

  • Alexander Willertz – Illinois Institute of Technology for aerospace engineering

  • Jayla Lee – Eastern Michigan University for biology and minor in English

  • Chiquira Reeves – Georgetown College for pre-med

  • Leila Adams – Xavier University for nursing

  • Grace Epani – The Ohio State University for nursing or social work

  • Jasmine Reed – The Ohio State University for psychology

  • Gerald Taylor – University of Cincinnati for information technology

  • Alena Sears-Whitmire – Austin Peay State University for voice pedagogy and music performance

  • Alexis Williams – University of Cincinnati for biology

  • Jordan Braswell – University of Cincinnati for secondary education, social studies

  • Taryn Phillips-Smith – Kent State University for business management

  • Eliana Washam – Miami University for speech pathology and audiology & criminology

  • Hai Nguyen – University of Cincinnati for biology

  • Blake Perkins – The Ohio State University for engineering

  • Darion Hassert – University of Cincinnati for fine arts

  • Payton Mack – Cleveland State University for film and interactive media

  • Alexandria Denny – University of Cincinnati for biomedical engineering

  • Princess Dyer – Northeastern University for criminal justice & psychology





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