February 7, 2023
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School is welcoming its newest students to the Honors Academy this spring.
These new freshmen are: Julia Cobb, Kathryn Crook and Adelyn Brown. Students are able to join the second semester of their freshmen year based on their PSAT scores.
These freshmen are joining the 10 other freshmen inducted this past fall.
Begun in 2014, the Honors Academy promotes exceptional academics, leadership and community service among Concordia students by challenging and encouraging students to the next level of their academic success.
Students are invited to apply for the Honors Academy and are selected based on receiving Pass Plus in English, math and social studies on their seventh-grade ILEARN tests or based on the PSAT test scores during their freshman year. Students then submit a creative response before interviewing with the selection committee.
During their four years at Concordia, students are required to take Advanced Placement and dual credit courses; maintain a minimum 3.75 GPA; attend lectures and training for leadership awareness; engage in cultural growth and community networking; and complete community service hours each year, ranging from 15 hours as a freshman to 35 hours as a senior. As a senior, they complete a project of their choosing—one that exemplifies their passion and skillset. They also work with a mentor for this research project to lend expertise and guidance along the way. Projects have included a musical composition, a children’s book, a camp fundraiser and handmade cross, which now is used in the school’s chapel.
Upon graduation, these students will receive distinctive recognition and a special notation on their high school transcripts.