DURANT – With commencement now in the rear view mirror, it is easier to look at what this year’s Durant High School graduates have done with the perspective of having its whole body of work complete.
And the Class of 2019 may be one of those remembered readily for its outstanding academic achievement. According to DHS Senior Counselor, Kim Podany, it is a trend noticed throughout Oklahoma.
“This year’s senior class was one of the more academically competitive cohorts we’ve had,” Podany said. “In fact, in discussing this with other educators, it seems this was common in other 2019 graduating classes across the state as well.
“For Durant, in addition to having a National Merit Finalist, Academic All-Stater, 18 Oklahoma Academic Scholars, and two seniors heading to Ivy League colleges, our seniors earned well over 3 million in scholarship offers. Our students also score consistently above state and national averages on the ACT.”
But educators and faculty never have time to look back for long.
“We are very proud of our students. I am looking forward to seeing the many successes of the class of 2020. They are currently one of the largest graduating classes we have seen come through.”