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.
DRIPPING SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL AP SCHOLARS (current students only):
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