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AP Scholars Honored

Dripping Springs High School students performed extremely well on Advanced Placement (AP) exams administered in the spring of 2018, according to a report from the College Board.

Of the total exams taken by DSHS students, 77 percent of the tests received scores of 3, 4, or 5, which can earn credit at most colleges and universities. In 2018, 413 students took a total of 736 AP exams at Dripping Springs High School.

In addition to AP opportunities offered at DSHS, many students take dual-enrollment courses earn them high school and college credit simultaneously. By the end of the 2017-18 school year, 221 juniors had earned 12 credit hours at ACC and 115 seniors had completed 24 credit hours.

One hundred and thirty-two students from DSHS received recognition for their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) exams administered last spring; some of those honored are current seniors and some are 2018 graduates.

AP Scholar Awards are presented on several different levels based on average score on the exams and the cumulative number of tests taken. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.

Dripping Springs High School had 10 National AP Scholars, which represents the highest level of recognition. The National AP Scholar Award means the students earned an average grade of 4 or higher on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams. Recipients were Class of 2018 members Emily Barefield, Aishwarya Chalak, Nikhil Clayton, Ashley Fitzpatrick, Ryan Gahagan, David Garcia, Mia Haraguchi, Mark Tressler and Henry Windsor, as well as current senior Ryan Nowicki.

The AP Scholar with Distinction Award was earned by 55 DSHS students who scored an average of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more tests. Dripping Springs High School had 24 students named AP Scholars with Honor, which means they received an average score of at least 3.25 on all exams, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more.  A total of 53 DSHS students were honored as AP Scholars, a status that is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.


AP Scholars With Distinction:              AP Scholars with Honor:                  AP Scholars:

John Babiak                                          Edouard Ballett                               Qasim Aziz

Katherine Bender                                   Hunter Davis                                  Adrian Brink

Isabel Bermudez                                    Colin DeWitt                                   Jacob Bryant

Max Bibeau                                           Julia Graham                                   Mary Caldwell

Vasi Bjeletich                                        Barrett Guinn                                   Danielle Cook

Reece Bonnaure                                    Julia Harris                                       Elizabeth Driggers

Caitlyn Brack                                        Royce Heflin                                     Kyler Duncan

Aubrie Caldwell                                     William Johnson                                 Austin Dunn

Ken Gossett                                         Julia Junker                                      Lillian Fletcher

Holt Holcomb                                        Alema Louis                                      Ethan French

Reid Lohman                                         Jacob McKee                                    Katie Haberman

Catherine Manning                                 Mason Mohon                                   Lauren Kell

Ben Marsan                                          John Nolan                                       Kendrick Lemmond

Ryan Nowicki                                        Alexia Pappas                                    Margaret Marable

Christian Pundt                                     Alexandra Voss                                  Connor Mogen

Lily Sethre-Brink                                                                                          Kimberlee Naylor

Benjamin Turbow                                                                                         Jason Oliphant

Elliott Turner                                                                                               Nicholas Pannes

Michael Tyree                                                                                              Kassandra Sawin

Varun Verma                                                                                               Carter Schmersahl

Glenn Weichert                                                                                            Rachel Stanley

Sam White                                                                                                  Christopher Tyree

Kyndall Womack                                                                                           Addie Mae Villas

Anna Wyszkowski                                                                                         William Wilson

Alexander Yount