Honoring Academics


Dylan Foster (12) gets ready to speak at the podium during the Academic Letterwinners banquet on April 13. He was the master of ceremonies for the night. Photo by Kevin Holechko.

Mia Brann

On April 13, students who kept up a GPA of 3.9 or higher throughout the year were honored at the annual Academic Letterwinner banquet. The banquet included students from all grade levels.

Dylan Foster (12), an officer of ALW, was the master of ceremonies for the night and was awarded a plaque for being a member of the club for seven semester.

“Like many, I have been apart of the Letterwinners since my freshman year by paying my dues and keeping my grades up like I would anyways. I decided to join Letterwinners as an officer because Mr. [David] Harnish [Science] is a good guy, and it makes up for the fact that I am not sport-centric and must make up for that with academics,” Foster said.

Because most of the officers in Letterwinners are seniors, they are pushing for underclassmen to get more involved with the club.

“I encourage people to become involved with Letterwinners because it is [one of] the longest running traditions at Lake Central and is a good reflection of your character,” Foster said.

The banquet was held at St. Maria Goretti’s banquet hall and included dinner and door prizes along with speeches by administrative members Mr. Sean Begley, Principal, and Mr. Al Gandolfi, Assistant Superintendent.

“I think the banquet went really well. It is the one time that you really get a scope for how many people are in the club. It’s important to have representation for getting good grades because it is often overlooked for other activities,” Foster said.

For seniors in Academic Letterwinners, there is scholarship information available in Mr. Harnish’s room.