Baird congratulates local top-performing school

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, June 10, 2016

STATEHOUSE (June 10, 2016) — State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) honored South Putnam High School for their students’ outstanding performance on Advanced Placement (AP) tests.

South Putnam High School was recently honored in a ceremony at the Statehouse for their achievement. At the 2016 Indiana Advanced Placement Ceremony, 51 schools that had a minimum of 25 percent of its graduating class earn a score of a three or higher on at least one AP exam were recognized. The tests are scored on a one to five scale.

“Students and educators at South Putnam High School deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication to excellence,” Baird said. “Many of these students will be ahead of the game as they begin their college careers because high AP test scores can count toward college credit, which also saves them money. These tests also help students prepare for increased academic challenges they will face in college.”

Baird said AP teachers at South Putnam who contributed to this achievement include Tiffany Dickson, Theresa Doud, Natalie Hodge, Bethany LeBlanc, Zachary Love and Brady Rhodes.


Rep. Baird represents all of Putnam county and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.

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BAIRD RECOGNIZES LOCAL EDUCATORS: State Rep. Jim Baird (left) joins South Putnam educators Tiffany Dickson, Principal Mike Schimpf and Theresa Doud at the 2016 College Board Advanced Placement Access and Success Recognition reception. South Putnam High School was honored at the Statehouse on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, for achieving the 25 percent success rate for the graduating class of 2015.