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Those honor cords are important grad statements

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Those honor cords are important grad statements

A few honor cords that will be around grads' necks on May 20. Left to right: Journalism, NSHSS, Student Leadership, Student Council, TAG

A few honor cords that will be around grads' necks on May 20. Left to right: Journalism, NSHSS, Student Leadership, Student Council, TAG

Laure Ridley

A few honor cords that will be around grads' necks on May 20. Left to right: Journalism, NSHSS, Student Leadership, Student Council, TAG

Laure Ridley

Laure Ridley

A few honor cords that will be around grads' necks on May 20. Left to right: Journalism, NSHSS, Student Leadership, Student Council, TAG

Lauren Ridley, Staff Writer

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Graduation is meant to celebrate and reflect on students’ high school careers. Yes, the purpose of high school is education and academics. However, for most students, high school is more than going to class every day. Most Centennial high students can be involved in at least one, if not more, of the dozens of extracurricular activities offered. Being a part of these clubs and organizations often requires countless hours of work, and maybe even require more work than one’s academic classes at times.

 So what exactly are those honor cords? They are colorful strands that have a tassel on each end, and they are worn around the honoree’s neck at graduation. Each color on the cord signifies a wide variety of achievements.

Underclassmen might not even know that most of their own teachers provide cords for their own clubs and organizations. Teachers such as Mr. Jacobi, Ms. Wolfe, Mrs. Bullard teach courses where an honor cord is available; other teachers also sponsor clubs and activities that are eligible for honor cords.

Counselor Heidi Graver said, “Honor cords symbolize all the hard work that student contributed to their high school career.”

Giving clubs the opportunity to wear a specific cord along with the traditional cap and gown allows graduates to be recognized for both their accomplishments in academics and their accomplishments in extracurricular activities, reflecting the student’s whole high school career.

 

Beta Club………………………………………………Black & Gold Cord

Biliteracy Diploma Seal……………………………..Dark Green Cord

Centennial Visual Arts Society…………………Multi-Colored Cord

End of Pathway Completers………………………………Silver Tassel

Executive Student Council………………………………….White Cord

FBLA……………………………………Blue & Gold Intertwined Cord

FCA………………………………………….Navy, Maroon & Gold Cord

Fine Arts Diploma Seal………………..White, Brown & Pink Cord

Georgia Law Honor Society……………………………….Purple Cord

      German Honor Society…………………….Black, Red & Gold Cord        

Governor’s Honors……………………….Black, Blue & White Cord

Honor Graduate…………………………………………………..Gold Cord

HOSA……………………………………………………………Maroon Cord

Interact……………………………………………………Blue & Gold Stole

International Skills Diploma Seal………………………..Purple Cord

International Thespian Society………………………………Blue Cord

Journalism………………………………………………………….Wine Cord

JROTC………………………………………….Red, White, & Blue Cord

Key Club……………………………………………………………Medallion

Mu Alpha Theta………………………………Light Blue & Gold Cord

National Art Honor Society………………………Mutli-colored Cord

National Honor Society………………………………………White Stole

Société Honoraire de Français…………………….Blue & Red Cord

National Charity League………………………………Navy Blue Cord

        National Technical Honor Society……………..White Tassel, Stole       

Skills USA Honor Graduate………………………………..White Stole

Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica……………………Red & Gold Cord

TAG…………………………………………….Royal Blue & White Cord

Tri-M Music Honor Society…………………………………..Pink Cord

Young Men’s Service League…………………..Red and Navy Cord

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Lauren Ridley, Staff Writer

Lauren Ridley is a first-year member of the Accolade Staff. She's a senior, and her career goal is to become a TV reporter. Lauren is excited to contribute...

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