The 55th graduating class of Hammond turned the tassel on May 22 at Edens Stadium. Eighty-one students comprise the Class of 2021 and received their diplomas in Edens Stadium following an address by Head of School Chris Angel.
Class of 2021 Senior Statistics
This year’s senior class will graduate 81 students.
Members of the Class of 2021 were accepted to 100 colleges in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and the Netherlands.
They will attend 36 colleges in 15 states, the District of Columbia, and the Netherlands.
51% percent will attend in-state while 49% percent will attend out of state.
Class members were admitted to numerous highly-selective schools including Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Honors, Emory, UCLA, Vanderbilt, USC Honors, Duke, Columbia, Davidson, Stanford, UNC-Chapel Hill, Vassar, MIT, Clemson Honors, and more.
Three members of the class were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Merit Finalists, and one student was named a National Merit Commended Scholar. Two additional students were named College Board National Recognition Program Scholars.
Five students were selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program, one of the nation’s highest academic honors.
21 students (26 % of the class) met the qualifications to be named South Carolina Palmetto Fellows, the state’s highest lottery funded scholarship award.
Members of the Class of 2021 were offered academic scholarships in excess of 9.4 million dollars, including full cost of attendance scholarships to Duke and Clemson; full tuition scholarships to Emory, Vanderbilt and Washington University in St. Louis; and four different ROTC scholarships.
The average SAT score was 1262, and the average ACT score was 29.
48% percent of the class scored 1300 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT or higher.
77 members (95%) of the class completed 347 Advanced Placement and Post-AP courses before completing their Hammond diplomas. 69% completed 3 or more, 47% completed 5 or more, 22% completed 7 or more, and four members of the class completed 10 AP and Post-AP Courses.
25 students (31% of the class) earned GPA’s of 4.5 or higher and were awarded the designation of Honor Graduate.