The Bridges to Belmont program recently celebrated the success of its sophomore scholars in the program’s second cohort with a Keystone Achievement Ceremony.
A keystone is the wedge-shaped stone at the apex of a bridge that locks all the stones into position, allowing the bridge to bear weight. The sophomore scholars in the program’s second cohort have embarked on the mid-point of their academic careers and the ceremony served as a celebration for their success thus far, as well as a way to look toward the future. Junior scholars that have exhibited significant scholastic excellence were also celebrated.
Director of Bridges to Belmont Mary Clark said, “The Keystone Recognition is one that marks the halfway point for our sophomores. It is a time for them to reflect how much they have changed and learned since their freshman year, in addition to that it seeks to remind our scholars that what lies ahead of them is extraordinary. This year the Bridges to Belmont program was also able to recognize the academic achievements of our junior class. Five of our junior scholars received a pin as the outward recognition of their ability to maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0.”