NEWS | July 28, 2017

Gabby Walker ‘17 Named National Advanced Placement Scholar

Gabriella (Gabby) Walker ’17 has been named a National Advanced Placement (AP)  Scholar by The College Board.  The National AP Scholar designation is an academic distinction granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.  

Gabby, who was also named the 2017 Valedictorian, a 2017 National Merit Scholar and a 2017 & 2016 AP Scholar with Distinction, will attend Baylor University in the fall as a biology major with her sights set on medical school.  With an average AP exam score of 4.33, Gabby’s stellar AP performance resulted in approximately 32 hours of earned college credit.

She is one of 16 current students and recent graduates from The Dunham School who have been nationally recognized as 2017 Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board based on exemplary college-level achievement on AP exams taken at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

Eight current students from the Class of 2018 receiving academic distinctions include AP Scholar With Distinction— Harshi Rachamallu; AP Scholar with Honor—Kathleen Elofson and Savannah Tanguis; and AP Scholar— Hannah Barrow, Emma K. Hays, Caroline Landreneau, Ana Rodriguez and Alyssa Sharbaugh.

Eight recent graduates from the Class of 2017 were also recognized for their Advanced Placement achievements: AP Scholar with Distinction— Claire Landreneau (University of St. Andrews/Scotland), Amelia Morgan (LSU Honors College), Jessica Pastor (LSU), Gabby Walker (Baylor University) and Anna Weeks (Louisiana Tech University); AP Scholar with Honor—Olivia Hill (Mississippi State), Constantine (Coco) Rodriguez (University of Notre Dame) and Summer Whittington (Samford University).