honor roll


: a roster of names of persons deserving honor
especially : a list of students achieving academic distinction

Examples of honor roll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Star Wars: Dark Forces, its latest remaster, is another addition to the company’s honor roll. Matt Gardner, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Vaughn’s father Scott told the outlet his daughter was an honor roll student and involved in multiple school sports prior to the 2021 incident. Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 26 Feb. 2024 Dunlap is a finance major and was a member of the honor roll in 2023. Jon Hoefling, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2024 In a tort claims demand letter filed May 3, Rollins’ attorney, Carroll Rhodes, described the player as a model student-athlete on and off the field who regularly made the honor roll. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2023 Academic Excellence Erik Long, Elder High School Erik is a member of the National Honor Society, German Honor Society, Academic Team, Leadership Council, Commended Student in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program, and has been on the honor roll every quarter of high school. Melanie Laughman, The Enquirer, 16 Feb. 2024 While neither startup is yet profitable, their growth stands out in the struggling fintech sector, earning them spots on Forbes’ 2024 Fintech 50 honor roll. Danielle Chemtob, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Miami Marine Stadium makes the national historic honor roll VIZCAYA What’s an Italian mansion with an ornate dock doing on the edge of downtown Miami? Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 With so many postseason awards shows and honor rolls dedicated to the NFL season, no writer is better suited to handing out his own CHILL awards than the Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill, who has covered the Cowboys since 1997 and still waiting for the franchise to return to the Super Bowl. Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 26 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of honor roll was in 1863

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“Honor roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honor%20roll. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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