Upper School Achievements
UMS-Wright students excel in many different areas. Below is a sample of our recent academic achievements.
Eighty-one percent (81%) of the class of 2011 received merit and athletic based scholarships in excess of $7.4 million.
Fifty-two students were recognized by the College Board for scholastic achievement on the 2011 AP examinations: Thirteen (13) AP Scholars with Distinction (Average AP score 3.5 with a 3 or higher on a minimum of five exams); Seven (7) AP Scholars with Honor (Average AP Score 3.25 with a 3 or higher on a minimum of four exams); Thirty-two (32) AP Scholars (Three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher).
Four UMS-Wright students have been named Semifinalists in the 57thannual National Merit Scholarship Program competition. They will now have the opportunity to advance in the competition for National Merit Scholarships valued in excess of $35 million. These UMS-Wright seniors are: Madeleine Boudreaux, Pranav Bethala, David Cadden, and Cory Garfunkel. In addition, Ellie Flock and Vincent Mitchell have been honored as National Merit Commended students.
The UMS-Wright Chapter of the Cum Laude Society is one of only three in Alabama. Seven seniors and four juniors were inducted during the most recent ceremony. Recent inductees include: Mary Catherine Cadden, Mary Danner Harmon, Joseph Huettemann, Elizabeth McDonald, Chandler Schneider, Emily Van Haneghan, Judson Wells, Pranav Bethala, Madeleine Boudreaux, Ellie Flock, and Cory Garfunkel.
Two UMS-Wright debate students, Ben Andrews and Pranav Bethala, participated in the prestigious Harvard Debate Camp during the summer of 2011.
In the current academic year (2011-2012) we have seen record enrollment in Advanced Placement classes. Some 179 students are enrolled in one or more of the 16 AP courses offered by UMS-Wright.
The middle 50% range on the ACT for the class of 2012 is 27-31.