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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Recent Examples on the Web And Karon’s death came less than two months after 15-year-old Maurice Scott, an honor roll student, was shot and killed near a convenience store. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "An 11-year-old boy’s killing isn’t proof black lives don’t matter to black people. It’s proof of our collective failure.," 11 July 2020 Incarnate Word led the conference with 175 student-athletes on the spring honor roll, followed by Central Arkansas (163) and Abilene Christian (158). Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Southland Conference recognizes area alumni," 2 July 2020 After 15-year-old honor roll student Maurice Scott was fatally shot outside a convenience store, JAH ONE helped a friend, a teacher of the teenager, paint a mural of him. Washington Post, "A powerful mural was created as part of D.C.’s push for statehood. It also shows the diversity of the Black Lives Matter movement.," 27 June 2020 Tarver was an honor roll student in the International Baccalaureate program for most of high school and a member of the National Honor Society. USA Today, "These Black teens are turning 18 in Tamir Rice’s America," 22 June 2020 Sixth-round pick, offensive tackle Hakeem Adeniji, was a captain at Kansas and on the Big 12 honor roll. John Fay, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Bengals used the NFL draft to make an attitude adjustment," 27 Apr. 2020 Clooten was on the honor roll every semester in high school and graduated from Georgia Tech with high honors. Anchorage Daily News, "7 students are among 11 inductees for Alaska High School Hall of Fame," 11 Mar. 2020 And then there’s Paige, rarely a complainer, who vaulted to the eighth-grade honor roll for the first time recently by tuning out the stress at home and doing her homework in study hall. Washington Post, "In Trump Country, a season of need on family farms," 26 Dec. 2019 The media studies and production major also made the honor roll during his sophomore year. NBC News, "Former Temple University football star fatally shot in Philadelphia," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of honor roll

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Honor roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honor%20roll. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of honor roll

US : 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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