Beaver Falls High School Student Receives Honor

June 11, 2012 by  

Learning a language can reall open new doors, and that proved true for a Beaver Falls High School junior this past week.

John Horvath, Jr. was nominated to the United States Achievement Academy by his teacher, Cynthia S. Callen. He received recognition from the Academy for excellence in his study of world languages. Fewer than 10 percent of high school students in the country receive recognition from the Academy.

Horvath’s name will appear in the Official Yearbook of the United States Achievement Academy. To further recognize his great achievement, Beaver Falls stationary printers could be called upon to print an certificate in his honor.

The United States Achievement Academy began in 1978, when Dr. George Stevens founded the Academy. Its mission is to provide scholarship opportunities to America’s top students. Since its founding, the Academy has awarded more than $1,400,000 in grants to high performing students. In the 2010-2011 school year, more than 30,000 students were nominated for the award.

Horvath earned recognition in World Languages. Other subjects that the Academy grants awards in include mathematics, fine arts, and science. Students who receive awards must meet tough standards. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The average student who receives an award has a GPA of 3.8.

Other factors that contribute to a student earning an award include motivation in the subject and enthusiasm for learning. Students should have demonstrate leadership and a good attitude in the classroom. All students need to be nominated by a teacher or other sponsor.