First to receive IB Diploma

Salem High School grads receive IB Diploma
Posted on 02/26/2016
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Adam Dodds and Tanner Humphreys received International Baccalaureate Diplomas and stoles at the Salem City Board of Education meeting. Humphreys (left) is accompanied by his mother and father, Christina and Mark Humphreys. Dodds, is accompanied by his father, Adam Dodds Sr.

Salem High School grads are first to receive International Baccalaureate Diploma

By Staff | NJ Advance Media for 
on February 26, 2016 at 9:22 AM
Two recent Salem High School graduates were honored at the January meeting of the Salem City Board of Education. Adam Dodds and Tanner Humphreys, 2015 graduates of Salem High School, are the first two students of Salem High School to receive an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Not only did Humphreys and Dodds master the six International Baccalaureate subject areas, but they also successfully completed their Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge requirement, the Creativity Action Service component, and multiple internal and external assessments governed by advanced international standards.

The International Baccalaureate Program is considered to be the most rigorous high school program a student can attempt. Salem High School is only one of 13 schools in the State of New Jersey that has been approved as an International Baccalaureate World School. It is the only high school in South Jersey to hold that honor.

During the Board of Education ceremony, Humphreys and Dodds were presented with individually framed International Baccalaureate diplomas and were given stoles that represent Salem High School's International Baccalaureate Program.

Each student spoke about his experience in the IB program and his current college experience. Dodds is a freshman at Rowan University in the Honors Engineering Program. Humphreys attends St. Joseph's University as a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship majoring in accounting.

An IB reception was given immediately following the ceremony which gave friends, family, and Salem High School faculty the opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of Humphreys and Dodds.

To learn more about Salem High School's International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and see more pictures of Humphreys and Dodds, visit us at