The “Austins” are rigorous oral examinations in English, mathematics, religion, science, social studies, and visual and performing arts. The exam also assesses the participants’ understanding of the Integral Student Outcomes. News was recently released naming the 2018-2019 seniors who were invited to sit for this school year’s Austin Exams. They are Matthew Thomas Anguiano, Nicolas Ryoma Correa, Jordan Michael Geniza, Benjamin James Leach, Johnathon Firas Soro, Andrew Ta Tran, and Thomas Rodriguez Zamora.
The senior with the highest weighted academic cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the seventh semester (P.E. excluded) is automatically invited to sit for the Austins. The remaining students, normally five, are selected by the Academic Council from the top 10% of the graduating class. The chairpersons of the academic departments represented in the Austins recommend graduation with specific academic distinctions for participants. The administration ratifies these recommendations. The specific academic distinctions include: Austin Scholar Summa Cum Laude (with highest praise) Austin Scholar Magna Cum Laude (with great praise) Austin Scholar Cum Laude (with praise).
Congratulations to these Saintsmen on their selection!