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Booker High School Students Achieve Top Results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

by Rebecca Abrahamson, VPA Director & Cambridge Teacher at Booker High School

March 29, 2021 – Booker High School’s AICE program students received prestigious awards from Cambridge Assessment International Education to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the June 2020 Cambridge examination series.

A total of 49 students receiving awards; three earned the Scholar Award with Distinction, 21 earned the Scholar Award with Merit, and 25 earned the Scholar Award.

Students earning the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards demonstrate exceptional achievement on the Cambridge Exams, rigorous assessments designed to evaluate such skills as critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, and other skills highly sought after at the university level.

School principal Dr. Rachel Shelley said the trend in awards the school receives is exponentially positive.

“Each year, we graduate significantly more AICE Diploma scholars and receive more awards of distinction, a great testament to the incredible work of our amazing students and their dedicate teachers,” she said.

In analyzing the data, Booker High School AICE Coordinator Chris Hutchinson noted that the accomplishment is greater than it may appear initially.

“Booker is the smallest school in the district, by far,” he said. “For being about half the size of other programs, the number of distinguished scholars and diploma earners we produce is impressive.”