Each fall the University of Virginia's top students are honored at the halfway mark of their undergraduate careers.
UVA's Fall Convocation was held Friday as a way to honor top students and teachers. Family and friends gathered to watch the students in the top 20 percent of their class, so far, be recognized.
Convocation also kicks off UVA's Family Weekend. The ceremony awarded honors to 344 students representing the top 20 percent of those who have completed at least 60 hours of course work in their first two years.
Executive Vice President and Provost John Simon was the keynote speaker. The audience was also addressed by President Teresa Sullivan.
"This is an important day for our students who finished their first two years," Sullivan said. "We recognize the top 20 percent of those students with intermediate honors. And today was the day we conferred those intermediate honors at our fall convocation."
Two professors were also presented with the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor from the university.
Sullivan also announced that she will address parents and students Saturday morning about opportunities outside the classroom. Click here for more information.
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