Since joining the Upper School in the fall of 2018, the Class of 2022 has made significant contributions in the classroom, in the arts, in the sports arena, and in the community. Composed of 62 students, with acceptances to 74 different institutions of higher learning, they will be attending 25 different colleges and universities this fall. One hundred percent of the class received at least one merit scholarship offer, and the class as a whole has been offered over $10,058,874 in merit-based scholarships.
We celebrate the recognition of one student who was named a National Merit Semifinalist, and 21 students who were named College Board Advanced Placement Scholars. Members of the class have played vital roles in interscholastic athletics, capturing nine state championships while at the same time contributing to the Visual and Performing Arts with local, state, and national recognition. This includes multiple artists with works displayed in museums and regional and state exhibitions including the nationally recognized Visual Arts Achievement Program. They have participated in the State Theater Festival and All-State and national choral music competitions. The Speech and Debate Program continues to be recognized by the National Speech & Debate Association as being in the top 1% in the nation and as the #1 ranked program in the State of Alabama. Fourteen students qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament.
They are active in school and community organizations, contributing thousands of hours of service to dozens of organizations throughout the River Region. The Class of 2022 spearheaded the HEART Club fundraising, raising nearly $45,000 to benefit the Adullam House.