honor roll


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There are five juniors, two sophomores and a ninth-grader on the honor roll. Buddy Collings, Orlando Sentinel, 28 Nov. 2022 For spring quarter 2020, a record 79 players made the honor roll that requires a grade-point average of at least 3.0 while taking a minimum of 12 units. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2022 A few hours earlier, the offensive line was named to the Joe Moore Award midseason honor roll as one of the top 22 units in the country. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 19 Oct. 2022 Josecito, as his family called him, was named to the honor roll for the first time on the day he was killed. New York Times, 10 July 2022 Also in Lawndale, 11-year-old Ja’Lon James had just completed fifth grade and was on the honor roll when he was fatally struck by a car in a mid-June hit-and-run. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas, Chicago Tribune, 11 Aug. 2022 So far, the list of names on Johnson’s resignation honor roll remains semi-secret. William Booth, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2022 His dreams seemed so close on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School's honor roll ceremony. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2022 His dreams seemed so close on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School’s honor roll ceremony. Anchorage Daily News, 25 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 7 Dec. 2022.

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