Emily Shimizu, valedictorian of the Class of 2016 and all-around academic superstar, has been named a State AP Scholar. This distinction is granted to "the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken."
Emily passed fifteen AP exams with an average score of 4.73 out of 5. She is a student at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.
Two other Dreher students received this recognition in 2011 and 2012.