Earning First Academic Honors (grade point average of 3.5 or above) for one quarter is quite an achievement. Earning First Honors all four quarters of a school year is cause for special celebration! Each year, we congratulate these dedicated and hard-working students and their families with an invitation-only Silver Tea Ceremony in our chapel. Though tea is no longer actually served at this event (which has been a tradition at Bethany School for decades), it is a reverent and inspirational service with a special guest speaker and candle-lighting ceremony followed by refreshments in the dining room.
Impressively, each year we have the honor of announcing Stellar Scholar Award recipients during our Silver Tea Ceremony. The Stellar Scholar is our award for those students who have achieved First Academic Honors for all quarters (20 of them) from the fourth through the eighth grades. This is a huge accomplishment for those students as well as a testament to their dedication to excellence and the support of their families.