Seven Lindbergh High School students earn International Baccalaureate diplomas

Seven Lindbergh High School students have completed the intense International Baccalaureate Program and earned diplomas.

The seven Lindbergh High School IB diploma recipients are: Olivia Engel, Grace Finlinson, Audrey King, Brent Lang, Megan Powers, Annie Van Dielen and Rachel Waldemer.

Like the Advanced Placement Program, IB candidates take prescribed classes in order to sit for specific exams.

The IB exams are based on six areas of study. In addition, three other requirements are completed by students: an extended essay, a course in Theory of Knowledge and participation in at least 150 hours of Creative, Action and Service hours.

To receive the prestigious diploma, students must get a minimum score of 24 points on exams and satisfactory completion of all requirements.

“This challenging course work leads to an invaluable diploma that exemplifies academic excellence. We salute our students’ hard work and our teachers who prepare them for college,” Honors Coordinator Irv Mueller stated in a district news release.

Lindbergh High School graduates who earned their IB diplomas currently attend such universities as Harvard, St. Louis University, Stanford, Washington University and Yale.

Ninety-five percent of Lindbergh High students earn their IB diplomas after completing the coursework, while the United States’ total is at 75 percent. Worldwide, the rate is 85 percent.