Sophomore, Aaron Smith, hard at work in one of his challenging classes so that he can maintain his 3.5 GPA.
This past Monday, PH held their annual 3.5 assembly. The assembly recognizes students from 10th grade and up who have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher the previous year(s). Only the most dedicated students earn the right to participate in the assembly, which included sophomore Aaron Smith. He has shared a few tips and some other knowledge on how to stay on the road to success.
Maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher can be difficult. AP classes, homework, sports, and staying motivated all plays a factor into determining a student’s GPA. Smith says that he gets his motivation from his parents, teachers, and the standards he has set for himself. Some tips Smith has for achieving a 3.5 includes turning work in on time and asking questions when needed. Sometimes students have to go the extra mile and find a friend or tutor to help them if they are having troubles understanding. The 3.5 assembly gives the families of the students the opportunity to come watch their student be acknowledged in the assembly. Smith had his parents, aunt, and his older brother, Cory, who was also apart of the assembly there to support him. He says it feels really good to know his time and effort he puts into academics is noticed by the school, his friends, and his family.
This is only his sophomore year, but he says he is going to try his hardest to keep maintaining a 3.5 the rest of his high school career. “I plan on keeping myself engaged in what is being taught and motivated to get my work in on time,” he said. The 3.5 assembly recognizes hard working students like Aaron, and encourages them to stay on the road to success.