Dunham Students Nationally Recognized as Advanced Placement Scholars

Dunham Students Nationally Recognized as Advanced Placement Scholars

September 16, 2021

Eighteen Dunham students have been nationally recognized as 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board based on their outstanding performances on Advanced Placement (AP) exams. 

Congratulations to 11 current Dunham students who received academic distinctions for their AP achievements:  Maddie Benton ‘22, Sydney Boudreaux ‘22, Joshua Harris ‘22 and Devyani Vij ‘22, AP Scholar with Distinction; Aubrey Sorrells ‘22, AP Scholar with Honor; and Gabriel Bostick ‘22, Taylor Fitch ’22,  Jackson Ford ’23, Logan Fox ’22, Kennedy Morgan ’22 and Patrick Murphy ’22, AP Scholar.

Seven graduates from the Dunham Class of 2021 were also recognized for their AP achievements: Reagan Courville (LSU Honors College), Rhett Greer (University of Notre Dame), Charles Roemer (Harvard University) and Raveena Vij (Stony Brook University), AP Scholar with Distinction; Henry Hays (LSU) and Campbell Smith (Mississippi State University), AP Scholar with Honor; and Miles Pelton (Auburn University), AP Scholar. 

In May 2021, 51 students sat for 92 AP exams with 86.3% earning a score of 3 or higher on a 5 point scale, making them eligible to receive college credit, upper-level placement, or both. The average score of all tests taken by Dunham students was 3.5. 

“These scores send a strong message to college admissions officers that our students are well prepared for success in their undergraduate programs,” said Upper School Director Amanda McIlwain.  “Our students’ strong performances on these AP exams reflects the quality of our teaching and the growth of our AP program. 

Created by the College Board in 1955, the AP program is recognized far and wide as a standard of excellence in education. The Dunham School currently offers 18 AP courses for students who are ready to tackle the challenge of college-level work. Since 2017, 115 Dunham students have been named as AP scholars.

Photos by Eye Wander Photo

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