honor roll


Definition of honor roll 

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

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Temple, who has earned honor roll distinction every semester with a 4.0 or higher GPA, will continue his swimming career as a Hoya. P.k. Daniel, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Union-Tribune All-Academic Team Captains for spring sports," 6 June 2018 Tracy is an honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society with a 3.492 grade-point average. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "2018 City and County Athletes of the Year," 30 May 2018 In Chicago alone, the credit enabled developers to restore a virtual honor roll of historic buildings, among them the art deco Chicago Board of Trade and the modernist Inland Steel Building. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "A small win for preserving the past: General Assembly backs an expansion of state tax credit," 1 June 2018 These are the top children's hospitals on the honor roll: 1. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Best children's hospitals of 2018 ranked by U.S. News & World Report," 26 June 2018 To qualify for the honor roll, a student must take at least 12 credits and earn a grade point average of at least 3.3. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 13 July 2018 Eleanor Connelly and Katherine Porter were named to the honor roll. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 13 July 2018 The Francis Parker High honor roll student and UC Berkeley junior, 20, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates, along with one of his Cal teammates, pitcher Aaron Shortridge. Diane Bell, sandiegouniontribune.com, "A sign of hope in an age of political incivility," 11 June 2018 Kellison is an honor roll student who will play football at Miami of Ohio. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "2018 City and County Athletes of the Year," 30 May 2018

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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: a list of people who deserve to be honored; especially : a list of students who have received good grades in school

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