IB Program graduates 33 students
Thirty-three students in the International Baccalaureate Program in the Wilson High School Class of 2017 received their International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas. This is the largest number of diplomas ever awarded to a Wilson High School class.
An International Baccalaureate diploma is awarded to students who complete a rigorous course of study by taking six courses in a minimum of five different subject groups. In addition to taking the six exams, these students also complete a Theory of Knowledge course, an extended essay which is an independently researched 4,000 word paper and 150 hours of community action, and service.
“We are extremely proud of the success of this graduating cohort of IB students,” said Dr. Eric Robinson, Principal of Wilson High School. “These students have worked very hard these past four years, and it is evident by the results on their IB examinations. Since entering Wilson High School their freshmen year, these students have assimilated and have demonstrated unconditional pride and acceptance of the Wilson tradition.”
Wilson’s diploma recipients scored above the world average in literature, history, chemistry, and standard-level biology. One hundred percent of the students who took German passed the examination during their junior year, and one hundred percent of the students who took higher-level mathematics passed the examination. Three of the students earned the highest possible score of a seven: Andrew Raines in Spanish, Quentin Milligan in English Literature, and Neil Dey in Spanish, Further Math, and Chemistry.
Students receiving an IB diploma and the college/university they will attend this fall include: Annie Abernathy, University of Pittsburg; Margo Averitt, Clemson University; Ashni Bhojwani, Clemson University; Benjamin Bonds, Clemson University; Bevan Bunch, University of South Carolina; Praful Chunchu, Francis Marion University; Faruk Cruz-Fatuly, University of South Carolina; Neil Dey, North Carolina State University; Travis Dias, University of South Carolina; Thomas Eckert, Clemson University; William Ervin, Clemson University; Vicky Hsu, Cornell University; Tyler Jackson, University of South Carolina; Nikitha Jona, Emory University; Jabarius Jones, North Carolina A&T State University; Zachary Junkins, Clemson University; Jeejun Kim, University of South Carolina; Nicole Malin, University of South Carolina; Kristiaan Matthee, Clemson University; Cameron McDonald, University of South Carolina; Vishnu Menon, University of South Carolina; Quentin Milligan, University of Virgina; Jamie Ousley, University of South Carolina; Emily Ouyang, University of South Carolina; Vershelle Peterson, College of Charleston; Andrew Raines, Duke University; Tyler Schimek, University of South Carolina; Mackenzie Shannon, Columbia College; Ashley Summerford, Francis Marion University; Hallie Ward, Clemson University; Katherine Watts, Winthrop University; Sonora White, Mercer University and Zachary Zhao, University of California. For more information on the International Baccalaureate Programme at Wilson High School, contact Josie Stratton, MYP/IB Coordinator, at (843) 758-6610.