What does it mean to graduate with honors? Well, it means the person is graduating with praise, Cum Laude. There are three levels of Cum Laude and all are based on grade point average (GPA). Cum Laude usually means a GPA of 3.5 to 3.7. These are really good grades and hard to achieve. The next level of academic praise is Magna Cum Laude. It means “with great honor” and it is usually the student with the second highest GPA in the graduating class, with a GPA of 3.8 to 3.9. These are very good grades and required a great deal of work and study to achieve.
To graduate Summa Cum Laude, one has to have a grade point average of 4.0+, an almost impossible, and totally awesome, task. It means that the student is graduating “with highest honors.” Abbie Danielle Ortego will be awarded a degree of bachelor of science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Summa Cum Laude, from Sam Houston State University.
Abbie is the daughter of Johnny Ortego and Angie Pitre. She is the granddaughter of the late Grace Ortego. Her mother, father and sister will be there to see Abbie receive her degree. Ville Platte can take pride in one of its own completing her bachelor of science studies, obtaining her degree and doing it with honors. Congratulations Abbie. We are so very proud of you.