Top 10 Students announced for Class of 2020
By Staff Reports
Photos by Texas Photography
The Dripping Springs High School list of “Top 10” students by academic rank for the Class of 2020 has been announced by Principal Angela Gamez.
The top-ranked senior and valedictorian for the Class of 2020 is Johnny Dollard. The second-ranked student and salutatorian is Jason Oliphant. Other students ranked among the top 10 are (in order): Ashley Rummel, Riley Wheaton, Cailey England, Rachel Stanley, Rebecca Depinto, Alexander Yount, Brooke Rummel and Cameron Duran. Dollard and Duran also were National Merit Finalists.
All 10 students carried an overall weighted grade point average of 109 or higher.
"We are so proud of these amazing seniors and the work and time they have put into their studies at DSHS,” Gamez said. “This group has not only excelled in the classroom, but they are well-rounded students who have been successful in many extracurricular activities as well. I have no doubt that we will be seeing great things from each of them and deeply appreciate the way these students have represented Dripping Springs High School and our community in such a positive way.”
The students will be honored during the virtual Senior Awards Night and at the Dripping Springs High School Graduation (details to be announced).
Update May 14, 2020:
Of the top 10 DSHS graduates based on academic rank, SIX of them were in the same first- and second-grade classes at Rooster Springs Elementary, taught by Tami Ballard, who is now the assistant principal at Sycamore Springs Elementary. The class looped up together between grade levels when Mrs. Ballard was moved to second grade. This includes four of the top five students. The members of the Class of 2020 "Top 10" who were in Mrs. Ballard's class are Jason Oliphant, Ashley Rummel, Riley Wheaton, Cailey England, Alexander Yount and Brooke Rummel.