• Ten Dreher Seniors are National Merit Semifinalists

    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that ten Dreher seniors are 2020 National Merit Semifinalists

    These academically talented students are (from left to right in the photo) Mary Frances Shavo, Sarah Germany, Hanah Watts, Johan Willem Van Rosevelt, Catherine Reid, Julian Jackson Ellenberg, David Shealy, Rahul Bulusu, Alexander Randall, and Caroline Hynes.  

    Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT/NMST Test in October, 2018.  Less than one percent of these students qualified as Semifinalists. 

     Dreher boasts more Semifinalists than all but three schools in South Carolina, two of which are magnet schools.  From this group of Semifinalists, the National Merit Finalists are chosen.  

      

    National Merit Semifinalists

     

    Dreher is extremely proud of our ten qualifiers.  All ten are talented both within and beyond the classroom. 

     

    Francie is the daughter of Kara Shavo and Mike  Shavo. Sarah is the daughter of Mary Germany and Kent Germany.  Hanah is the daughter of Dreher science teacher Kevin Watts and Kathleen Watts.  Willem is the son of Margo Van Rosevelt and Jan Peter Van Rosevelt. Callie is the daughter of Taj Reid and Charles Reid.  Jackson is the son of Kristy Ellenberg and John Ellenberg.  David's parents are Llewellyn Shealy and Kirby Shealy. Rahul's parents are Lalith Ravi and Subrahmanyam Bulusu.  Alexander's mother is Rebecca Randall. Caroline is the daughter of Kelly Hynes and John Hynes.

     

      

    For more information on the program, see the press release.

  • Dreher is Proud of our Three National Commended Scholars

    Commended Scholars The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that three Dreher seniors are 2020 National Merit Commended Scholars. 

    These academically talented students are (from left to right in the photo) Tyler Kendrick, Hayley Mason, and Michael Shimizu. 

    Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT/NMST Test in October, 2018.  About 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT® received Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise.

    Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that is just below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists.

    Dreher is extremely proud of our three commended scholars:  

    Tyler is the son of Tammy Kendrick and Gary Kendrick.  Hayley is the daughter of Elizabeth Mason and Geoffrey Mason.  Michael is the son of Linda Shimizu and Ken Shimizu.

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    Leon Wang

     

    Junior Leon Wang has placed among the top 154 in the National Chemistry Olympiad.  He and Michael Shimizu represented South Carolina in the national competition  The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad national exam is a 3-part, 4 hour and 45 minute exam administered by Local Sections of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  More than 1000 students participate in this exam each year.  The exam includes multiple choice questions, problem solving, and a lab practical.