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DSHS Junior Named NSDA Academic All-American

March 29, 2021


Dripping Springs High School junior Lily Claire Kroll has been named an Academic All-American by the National Speech and Debate Association.


Kroll is the third DSHS student to earn the distinction this semester following juniors Lizzie Galassini and Katherine Mihaly, who garnered the honor in February.


The Academic All-American award recognizes high school students who have earned the degree of Superior Distinction in debate (750 points), completed at least five semesters of high school; demonstrated outstanding character and leadership, and earned a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). This coveted award recognizes academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success, and personal excellence.


From more than 141,000 student members fewer than 1,000 students earn the Academic All-American award. This award places Kroll, Galassini and Mihaly among the top one percent of all student members of the National Speech and Debate Association in the country.