Winder-Barrow High School is the 2018-2019 recipient of the prestigious UGA Director’s Cup. The 10 students from Winder-Barrow High School that enrolled as first-year students at UGA in Fall 2018 semester achieved a 3.804 first-year cumulative GPA, higher than any other high school with 10 or more students from the 2018 entering class.
Each year the University of Georgia Office of Admissions presents a Georgia High School with the UGA Director’s Cup, an award to acknowledge the high school whose students have earned the highest cumulative GPA at the completion of their first year. High schools enrolling 10 or more students in the first-year class are eligible for consideration. This is the third year this award has been given.
Patrick Winter, Associate Vice President of Admissions & Enrollment Management at the University of Georgia, stated that “This award is a reflection of the excellent academic preparation that students receive at Winder-Barrow High School. Your teachers, administration, and staff are to be commended for their commitment in equipping Winder-Barrow High School students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful at the post-secondary level.”
Mr. Winter presented Principal Dr. Al Darby with the UGA Director’s Cup at a Board of Education meeting in October. Dr. Darby proudly shared “This is a true testament to the level of education our own Barrow County students are receiving.”
The WBHS Bulldoggs (where the double “G”s represent double the effort) send a steady number of graduates on to become Dawgs. In the past five years, Winder-Barrow High School has seen 60 students enroll as First Year Undergraduates at the University of Georgia. This does not include graduate students, or students that transfer in from another post-secondary school.