Three Seniors Named 2022 National Merit Semifinalists
Congratulations to three seniors who have been named National Merit Semifinalists: Cassandra Escorcia, Shane Keup, and Zoe (Zuzu) Maltarich.
Cassandra is the daughter of Jessica Escorcia and Erick Escorcia.
Shane is the son of Jennifer Keup and Peter Keup.
Zoe, known to us affectionately as Zuzu, is the daughter of Kathleen Maltarich and Mark Maltarich.
Seniors Parker Shea (left) and Ada Shavo (right) Named 2022 National Commended Scholars
Congratulations to Parker Shea and Ada Shavo. They have been named National Commended Scholars based upon their scores on the PSAT they took in the fall of 2020.
Ada is the daughter of Kara Shavo and Mike Shavo. Parker is the son of Becky Shea and David Shea.
Like their parents, we at Dreher are so proud of Ada and Parker.
Six Dreher Students Earn SC Seal of Biliteracy
Six Dreher students earned the South Carolina Seal of Biliteracy at the bronze level, recognizing that they have met proficiency requirements in English and at least one other world language (https://ed.sc.gov/instruction/standards-learning/world-languages/instructional-resources/south-carolina-seal-of-biliteracy-overview-and-guidelines-revised-2019/).
Congratulations to Amy Arellano (Spanish), Ariel Barrientos (Spanish), Xavier Harris (German), Jack Lamey (Latin), Francesca Melia (Spanish), and Lourdes Sinisterra (Spanish).
Two Dreher students, Bryce Outten and Ada Shavo, have been invited to compete at the National Chemistry Olympiad, a multi-tiered competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry. It is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Although Ada is unable to attend, Bryce has accepted the invitation.To appreciate their achievement, visit the National Chemistry Olympiad website (https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/olympiad.html).Bryce will take the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Exam, a 3-part, 4 hour and 45 minute exam to be administered on Friday, April 29, at the College of Charleston.Bryce and Ada qualified for selection by competing in the Local Chemistry Olympiad. The local qualifier consisted of 60 multiple choice questions timed at 110 minutes. The topics covered a wide range of content across the following disciplines: Stoichiometry/Solutions, Lab Technique, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Equilibrium, Oxidation-Reduction, Atomic & Molecular Structure, and Organic/Biochemistry.AP Chemistry teacher and promoter of the Olympiad among her students at Dreher, Elizabeth LInk, extends a special thanks to Dr. Qian Wang of the University of South Carolina for always finding time during his busy schedule to help our students prepare for both the Local and National Chemistry Olympiads. Dreher, Mrs. Link, and her students are so grateful for his willingness to work with our budding chemists year after year.
"Whisper," Dreher's Literary and Art Magazine, Rated "Excellent" in National Competition
Senior Nicholas Smith has accepted his appointment to the US Naval Academy.
Nicholas has distinguished himself at Dreher, rising to NJROTC Company Commander, top-10 in the class with a 5.1 GPA, and successfully taking on eight Advanced Placement classes including Human Geography, European History, American History, Research and Seminar, Calculus, Chemistry, and English Language.
Nicholas is the son of Saundra Smith and Richard Smith.
We could not be prouder of this fine gentleman!