Dripping Springs High junior Campbell Melton has been selected as an Academic All-American by the National Speech and Debate Association.
The Academic All-American award recognizes high school students who have earned the degree of Superior Distinction in debate (750 points); completed at least five semesters of high school; demonstrated outstanding character and leadership; and earned a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). This coveted award recognizes academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success, and personal excellence. From more than 141,000 student members fewer than 1,000 students earn the Academic All-American award. This award places Campbell among the top 1 percent of all student members of the National Speech and Debate Association in the country.
Earlier this month Campbell placed eighth at the 5A UIL State Congress contest held at the University of Texas after capturing the regional title in this event.
In the fall, DSHS senior Max Bibeau received this honor as well.