W.A. graduates receive several awards and recognitions during the commencement ceremony.
Essay – This award recognizes the senior with the third highest overall academic average.
Salutatorian – This award recognizes the senior with the second highest overall academic average.
Valedictorian – This award recognizes the senior with the highest overall academic average.
Highest Honors – These students will have a grade point average between 3.80 and 4.00.
High Honors – For this category, each student must have a grade point average between 3.50-3.79.
Honors – For this category, each student must have a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.49.
Perseverance Award – This award recognizes those students who have been in the academy consecutively from grades Pre-kinder/Kinder to 12th grade.
National Honor Society – The Wesleyan Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society was chartered in 1971 under the national organization to give recognition to and to provide an avenue of service for students who are outstanding in scholarship, character, service, and leadership. To be eligible for membership, a student must have a cumulative average of at least 88%.
College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program – This program was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. In recent years, the National Hispanic Recognition Program has recognizing approximately 5,000 Hispanic/Latino students selected from a pool of over 253,000 who took the PSAT/NMSQT/PAA. Hispanic Scholars are those seniors with a 3.50 GPA or higher who took the PSA/NMSQT exam in their junior year.
SENIOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Senior Excellence Award Academics – This award is given to the senior boy and girl who have the highest grade point averages. This year’s recipients are:
Senior Excellence Award Athletics – This award is given to the senior boy and girl who excel in athletics, two or more varsity sports while demonstrating a high level of ability, dedication, effort, responsibility, and sportsmanship at total athletes.
Richard M. Lively Sportsmanship Award – this award is given to the senior boy and girl who exhibit an outstanding level of sportsmanship and a positive attitude in the athletic program.
Senior Excellence Award Christian Service – This award is given to the senior boy and girl who display outstanding Christian character and services. These students must have dedicated time to be actively involved in Christian activities in school as well as out of school, and best exemplify Christian love and service as displayed and taught by Christ.
Senior Excellence Award Fine Arts – Musical
Senior Excellence Award Fine Arts – Visual
The fine arts awards are given to the senior boy and girl who excel in the fine arts while displaying leadership, dedication, and talent throughout grades 7-12.
Senior Excellence Award Literature – English
Senior Excellence Award Literature – Spanish
These Literary Awards are given to the senior boy and/or girl who excel in creative or expository writing in the English and Spanish language.
Senior Excellence Award Oratory. This award is given to the senior boy and/or girl who exhibits excellence and school participation in the oratorical and/or dramatic arts.
Senior Excellence Award Technology. This award is given to the senior boy and/or girl who excels in the technological field as demonstrated by the creative display of information.
Crest Award. The Crest award is the highest general award given by the school. It recognizes the students who have a wide range of involvements and interest in the Wesleyan Academy program.