Courtesy Holland Hall
A record 25 Holland Hall 2009 graduates, who make up approximately 30 percent of the senior class, have earned the Oklahoma Academic Scholar Award, presented by the Oklahoma Board of Regents.
“The class of 2009 has a wonderful chemistry and obviously, doing well academically is an important part of that mix,” said Kathy Housh, director of college counseling. “I think they encourage each other to ‘play up.’ The number recognized as Oklahoma Scholars is just one more indicator of the successes they collectively represent.”
Criteria for the award include a 3.7 GPA or higher and either a score of 27 or higher on the ACT and a score of 1220 or higher on the SAT. The 2009 senior class also touts a record number of national merit semifinalists and has earned outstanding college placement during one of the most highly competitive admissions cycles in history.
“We continue to be thrilled with the level of achievement and recognition this senior class has earned over the past few months,” said Dr. Mark Desjardins, head of school. “As a group, they have taken advantage of what Holland Hall has offered both in and outside the classroom.”