The members of the Dublin City School District Class of 2014 accomplished many great things during their years with our district.
Our community can be proud of the class and all of the great things its members have done during their time with Dublin City Schools.
Saturday, our commencement ceremonies will take place in the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University.
In behalf of the Dublin Board of Education, it will be an honor to participate in graduation with the members of this class and their parents.
The class features 186 students who will graduate at the top of their class with a cumulative grade-point average of 4.1 or above.
The class has an amazing median GPA of approximately 3.5.
Two-hundred and thirty-two seniors will graduate Summa Cum Laude, 158 students will graduate Magna Cum Laude and 150 have earned Cum Laude honors.
More than 380 students will graduate with an Honors Diploma, which is truly a remarkable statistic.
The members of this class have been one of our most exceptional to date when it comes to challenging themselves with some of the most rigorous courses our district has to offer.
The class' enrollment in the district's Advanced Placement courses has continued to evolve during their academic careers.
This senior class has had the opportunity to participate in the International Baccalaureate program, experiencing a wide variety of challenging coursework combined with community service components.
This international credential continues to be an important factor in the college admissions process.
Thirty-seven of our students are graduating with an IB Honors Diploma. More than 85 percent of the class of 2014 has taken at least one Advanced Placement or IB class during their high school academic careers.
The class of 2014 has seen its fair share of success outside the classroom as well.
This year's graduating class has been involved in some of the best band and choir performances in Ohio and superior ratings at music competitions have been regular occurrences.
Our theater departments have produced top-notch dramas, comedies and musicals which have been enjoyed by thousands of people during the past four years.
In the visual arts, students have produced an extraordinarily wide array of works of art, earning them many state and national awards.
Athletically, this year's graduates have earned Ohio Capital Conference championships in a wide variety of sports during their careers.
District, regional and state championships have been won on the courses, courts, fields, rinks and in the pools.
Community service has been a constant theme for the class of 2014.
This past school year, students collected thousands of dollars, toys, blankets, food, and other items for worthy causes all over Central Ohio.
The senior members of my Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee were integral in planning the district-wide dodgeball fundraiser which raised more than $15,000 in April and I will miss them all next year.
Dublin City Schools' interest in the success of our students does not end with graduation.
In two years, and again in five years, we will survey the class of 2014.
We want to know if they felt prepared for college coursework, if they finished college, and what types of professions they entered after school.
As educators, it is extremely gratifying each year when another class of our young people moves on to the next step in life.
I am very proud of the cultures of each of our three high schools.
These seniors have helped create an environment in which it is "cool" to take challenging courses, it is "cool" to be respectful toward staff and it is "cool" to treat one other with respect.
Congratulations to parents and students of the graduating class of 2014.
Dublin City School District Superintendent Todd Hoadley, Ph.D., submitted the From the Superintendent's Desk column.