HSA Columbus High School Celebrates Third Consecutive Year as a School of Excellence by Hawo Dirie and Mr. Green On October 13th, Horizon Science Academy celebrated its third consecutive year as a “School of Excellence”. To open the celebration, the 115th Ohio Wing Eddie Rickenbacker Squadron of the CivilAir Patrol presented our colors. Afterwards, senior Chasity Hendrix, one of the school ambassadors,led the Pledge of Allegiance. Our School Director, Mr. Sechen remarked on the great strides foracademic success throughout the school’s history. He attributes this success to the parents, staff, the management company Concept Schools and of course the students. Representative Mike Duffy ofthe Ohio House of Representatives presented the school with a certificate from the Ohio House of Representatives. He congratulated the students for their hard work. In his speech, he said he will be willing to help the students in any way he can. Ron Adler, President of the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education, presented the school with the 2010-2011 Honor Roll Award for High Academic Achievement. During the assembly, there were various student performances including the dance club and choir. The dance club performed a dance based on the Chocalate Nutcracker. The HSA Choir, led byMrs. Herman, performed the popular song Firework. Senior Alexander White presented a speech entitled, “What Excellence Means to Me.” Many notable members of Concept Schools and the HSA community were in attendance including Superintendent David Disli and HSA School Board President Melvin Richardson.