Awards and Achievments

  • Congratulations to students Bennett Hunter, Tyler Millis, and Ian Sexton for being named tops in the State of Florida in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft Excel 2010, respectively. Competing against thousands of other students from across the State of Florida, these Dunbar students took three of only six competitive spots for the Certiport 2015 Microsoft Office National Competition, scheduled for June 18- 20th in Orlando. Press Release
  • Congratulations to the following School District of Lee County Outstanding Subject Area Teachers of the Year for 2015 from Dunbar High School: Aubrey Daniels - Athletic Director of the Year, Carl Falk - AVID Teacher of the Year, and Mary Simpson - Reading Teacher of the Year
  • Congratulations to the Tiger Engineering team of 13 students who participated in the Energy Whiz Olympics in Cocoa Beach. Energy Whiz Olympics hosted by University of Central Florida, Solar Energy Center. Our students participated in three (3) events: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Race Car competition, Energy Innovations and the Hydrogen Challenge. The Energy Innovation team received a 3rd place ribbon for their creation of a mobile light-weight solar powered generating station. The station was able to power and use an electric chain saw and other household tools.(Team members: Robert Arfmann, Jonas Jozaities, Vannessa Francisco, Alex Mulvey, Andrea Carmoega, David Tashchyan, Jason Tyler, Jaylen Green-Miller, Alexander Gibb, Tyler Neale, Roberto Garza, Ronnie Scott, and George Cotto - mentor)
  • Congratulation to Rodney Wallace who was chosen as the Rising Star from the News-Press 2014 People of the Year Awards. He was also selected to be a student speaker at the 2015 Tampa AVID Summer Institute.
  • Congratulations to the Girls and Boys Basketball Teams
  • Congratulations the Wrestling Team for achieving District Runner-Up, where Lavaris Preston took 1st Place and Lovens Sylfroid and Daris Silas took 2nd Place. Lavaris Preston took a podium spot taking 6th Place at the State Wrestling competion.
  • Congratulations to Emily Huffman for 2nd Place in the 2nd Annual Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Theodore Cross High School Photography Contest.
  • Congratulations to the Dunbar High School JROTC Drill team for their exceptional performance this weekend at the Lee County Drill Competition. The Tiger Regiment won the following: 1st Place - Female Unarmed Squad and 2nd Place - Male Unarmed Squad
  • Brent Hansen was named Offensive Player of the Week for the Tri-County area by the National Scouting Report for Southwest Florida. video
  • Academy for Technology Excellence, IT Programs Manager, Denise Spence wins SWFRTP Woman in Technology Award 2015. via @thenewspress
  • Congratulations to Dunbar High School programming team, Ian Sexton, Eric Leal, Saviely Barreto, and Aboud Alamoudi for taking 4th place out of 10 teams at the First Annual Hertz Hack-A-Thon at Florida Gulf Coast University. They each won an Amazon Fire TV box. Incredibly, they were the only all high school team participating.
  • Congratulations to Dunbar's HOSA team on a stellar performance at the Region 6 HOSA 2015 competition. We were one of the smallest teams there but we were also one of the most decorated!
    • 1st place – Health Career Display - Chelled Crespo and Amara Powell
    • 2nd place – Creative Problem Solving - Kodi Barry and David Engstrom
    • 2nd place – Medical Reading - Marqasia Solomon
    • 2nd place – Human Growth and Development - Maegan Evans
    • 2nd place – Forensics - Ashley Calle Ochoa and Joseph Washington
    • 3rd place – Epidemiology - Kayla Elmore
  • Students from Dunbar High School’s Academy for Technology Excellence program participated in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE): Make Your Job Challenge. Of the 347 total projects submitted by student entrepreneurs from around the world, three students from Dunbar High School won prizes. Dunbar student, Kurt Vega took 2nd place and won $1000 for his [email protected] Gaming idea, while Christian McMillion took 4th place for his Purple Pajama idea and David Batisky took 5th place for his Technical Airsoft idea; earning them both $250 each.
  • Boys Cross Country Team (Ty’Rell Powell, Jose Salinas, Trevor McDaniels, Marquise Outlaw, Luis Hernandez, Thomas Antonides, Tyrone Calloway, Harrison Auguste, Jose Estrada, Jessie Florence, and Sebastian Domingo) placed 4th this weekend at the District Championship qualifying as a team to the Regional Cross Country Championship! The 2014 Boys Cross Country team made school history this weekend becoming the first team to place in the top 4 at the District Championship and to qualify for the Regional Championship.
  • Dunbar High School JROTC Raider Teams brought home five trophies from the District Raider Challenge competition in the following categories: Varsity Mixed Team: 5th Place Overall and JV Mixed Team: 2nd Place Overall, 1st Place - Raider Fitness Test, 2nd Place - Tire Flip, 3rd Place - Rope Bridge


  • Dunbar High School named a Microsoft® Mentor School. One of only six such schools located in the United States, the school joins 74 other schools from around the world that have achieved this prestigious designation. Dunbar High School was selected from over 250 applications received from 75 countries. <Press Release>
  • Dunbar High School became a Microsoft Innovation School
  • Congratulations to Tyler Millis Microsoft Office Worldwide Champion for PowerPoint 2007.
  • Congratulations to Tyler Millis, who took 1st place and is one of the six National Champions who each won an all-expenses-paid trip to represent the United States at the MOS World Championship at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort in Anaheim, California from July 27-30, 2014! While, Ian Sexton took 3rd place in his category.
  • Subject Area Teachers of the Year: Phillip Savage for Mathematics and Laurie Metz fo AVID
  • Tiger Engineering Team finished in the top 3 for the Regional Florida Astronaut Challenge and will be competing for the state tile at the NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • Math Team Competion at FGCU Results: The Dunbar Geometry team placed 5th overall; The Dunbar Algebra 2 team placed 2nd overall; The Dunbar Statistics team placed 3rd overall; Overall the Dunbar Tigers placed 7th out of 47 competing schools.
  • Math Team Competition at FGCU Individual Results: Geometry: Tyler Millis placed 2nd overall from a field of 185 students. He was the top performer in all of Lee County;Statistics: CJ Lather placed 6th overall from a field 150 students. He was the second best performer in all of Lee County; Algebra 2: Statistics: Dariel Padilla placed 9th overall from a field of 90 students. He was the top performer in all of Lee County.
  • 2014 DHS Science Fair Winners! These students and their projects have been chosen from our fair to move on and represent Dunbar High at the Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science and Inventor’s Fair on January 25. They will be competing with 400 other students from Lee and Charlotte counties for prizes and scholarships. Dakota Warren and Ben Engstrom | Oils to Biofuels | Science Fair entry, Orafanel Fajardo and Rex Gonzles | Electrica Apparatu Magnetica | Science Fair Entry and Inventor Fair entry, David Tashcham and Simon Acosta | Life on the Move | Science Fair Entry and Inventor Fair entry, Vanessa Francisco and Jasmin Gallegos | Solar Photobioreactor | Science Fair Entry and Inventor Fair entryIan Sexton | Sign to Text | Inventor Fair entry, James Low | Waterproof Speaker | Inventor Fair entry, Derrick Vigne | Virtualization | Science Fair entry, Bennett Hunter and August Taylor | Which coding language is better? | Science Fair entry, Rodney Wallace | We have a test? | Science Fair entry, David Tipayaosoth and Sydney Tipayaosoth | The Bouba Kiki Effect | Science Fair entry, Roger Burns and Kiara Mieles | Of Food for Mice and Men | Science Fair entry, Noah Starr | What types of numbers is Bedford's Law valid? | Science Fair entry
  • A-TEAM for defeating North Fort Myers High School Ian Sexton, Steven Beausoliea, Dakota Warren, Bennet Hunter, Michael Gonzalez, Saviely Baretto
  • Dunbar High School's SWFL Regional Science and Inventors Fair winners. The following students succeeded not only at our Dunbar High Science Fair held December 12 but continued their success at the Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science and Inventor’s Fair held January 25. They competed against projects from Lee and Charlotte counties and netted multiple place awards, cash, prizes and SIX full scholarships to FGCU, Hodges University and Edison State College! We have one student, Derick Vigne, whose project “Virtualization” will continue on and represent Lee County at the 59th Annual State Science Fair to be held April 8-10 in Lakeland. Rodney Wallace – We Have a Test? - 2nd place, Behavior and Social Science, Science Fair/Excellence in Education Research | Bennett Hunter/August Taylor - Which Coding Language is Better? - 2nd place, Computer Science, Science Fair, SWFL Regional Technology Partnership special award | Ben Engstrom/Dakota Warren - Oils as Biofuel - 3rd place, Energy and Transportation, Science Fair/ 3rd place, 11 grade Inventor’s Fair | Simon Acosta/David Tashchyan – Life on the Move - 2nd place, Energy and Transportation, Science Fair, 3rd place, 9th grade (Sony Dream machine) Inventor's Fair | Noah Starr – What Types of Numbers is Bedford’s Law Valid? - 2nd place, Mathematics, Science Fair | Roger Burns/Kiara Mieles – Of Food For Mice and Men - 2nd place, Medicine and Health, Science Fair | Rex Gonzales/Orfanel Fajardo – Electrica Apparatu Magnetica - 1st place Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical, Science Fair/Yale Science and Engineering Association Award/Imaginarium Innovative Scientist Award – family membership and invitation to exhibit at Science Fest/2nd Place, 11 grade Inventor’s Fair/Transportation Award | Ian Sexton – Sign to Text - 1st place, 11th grade Inventor’s Fair/Lehigh Community Award | Derick Vigne - Virtualization - 1st place, Computer Science/Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award - $200 cash
  • Project will continue on to State Competition
  • Dunbar High School's HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Team competed in our very first Regional meet. Region 6 includes Lee and Collier Counties, there were 7 schools and over 100 students competing, some for their fourth year. The following students earned the following awards: Taylor Kerr - Human Growth and Development - 2nd place | Marqasia Solomon - Medical Reading - 1st place | Ashley Nevarez and Braulio Leon-Sanchez - Biomedical Debate - 1st place | Kristi Skeen - Medical Spelling - 2nd place
  • Rex Gonzales, Phi Vo, and Maegan Evans - HOSA Bowl - 3rd place
  • Dunbar High School's 2014 District World Language Fair Winners: 1st place: Yamili Flandes: French 2: Category-: Multimedia/Technology, PowerPoint with voice over Topic: The Medical System in Belgium | 2nd Place: Sean McGill: Spanish 1: Category: Multimedia/Technology-Animated PowerPoint with voice over- Title: “Asi Soy Yo, A visual and auditory “self-portrait”.


  • Another ATE teacher was selected as an Adobe Education Leader
  • Digital Lee County Film Festival Award Winners
  • Seaman’s We Can Change the World Competition – Best in Florida and Top 16 Nationally
  • Florida Engineering Olympics – First Hydrogen Challenge (Third Energy Innovations and Third Solar Cooker Design)
  • Project Lead the Way Biomedical Academy received high honors by taking 2nd Place for the national competition Pharmacy is Right for Me Innovation Challenge
  • Out of 140,000 students competing 3 of the 28 Finalist for the Microsoft Office National Competition were Dunbar High School students
  • NBC2 “School’s that Rule” Feature Story about new Academy for Game Design and Programming curriculum
  • Science Fair Winners: Gloria Sica Baten and Petrona Francisco - Special Award from the Association of University Women – Women in STEM; Malik Gollman - Yale University Special Award Honorable Mention in Chemistry; Matthew Thomas - Honorable Mention in Medicine and Health; Shomari Sparkes and Jonathan Amezquita - 2nd place in Energy and Transportation; Rodrigo Montano and Javier Domingo Imaginarium Award - 3rd place in Engineering – Materials and Bioengineering; Eric Conner - Honorable Mention in Engineering – Materials and Bioengineering; Johnaton Ross and Miguel Felix - Army special award; Honorable Mention in Physics


  • Magnet School of Distinction 5-Time Merit Award Winner
  • Finalist for the Microsoft 2012 U.S. Partners in Learning Innovative Education Forum
  • Principal, Carl Burnside was selected for FL Commissioner of Education Leadership Academy and Lee County’s Principal of the Year
  • Featured in Learning & Leading with Technology – ISTE magazine
  • Winner and National Finalist National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Awards for Aspirations in Computing for South Florida
  • 2 National Finalist for the Microsoft Office National Competition
  • 3rd Place Winner Digital Lee Competition


  • Magnet School of Excellence
  • Certiport’s United States 1st Place Champion for PowerPoint 2007 and 3rd Place Champion for Microsoft Office Worldwide Competition
  • Finalist for the Microsoft 2011 U.S. Partners in Learning Innovative Education Forum
  • Lead teacher was selected as 1 of 5 finalist for the 2011 Women in Business Apex Awards
  • ATE teacher was selected as an Adobe Education Leader
  • Microsoft Imagine Cup IT Challenge – Round 1 Finalists


  • Magnet School of Distinction
  • Selected for the Information Technology strand in The National Career and Technical Education Foundations Career Cluster Guide developed with Microsoft Learning Foundation
  • ATE teacher was selected as the Certiport, Inc. Global Summit's Teacher of the Year 2010
  • Adobe Featured School
  • Awarded 3 effective business partnership awards with Adobe and Microsoft from STEM Florida
  • Transformation Award by SW FL Regional Tech. Partnership
  • Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year for Lee County
  • CompTIA IT Merit Award Winner
  • ATE Teacher was selected as Lee County’s Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year


  • Featured in Microsoft’s, Adobe’s and CompTIA’s international newsletters
  • Declared a “Model for Tech Success” by CompTIA Education Foundation
  • CompTIA IT Merit Award Winners


  • Magnet School of Distinction
  • Finalist for IT Leadership Award-SW Division by IT Florida
  • Innovative Tech. Education Program Award from the Florida School Board Association
  • ATE student named High School Student of the Year by the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board of Lee Co.
  • Featured in Florida Trend Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Winner of ABC-7 News "Cool School" of SWFL


  • Magnet School of Distinction
  • Declared 1st Microsoft Certified High School in the World
  • Featured in Gulfshore Business and Parent & Child Magazines
  • Showcased at the FL Dept. of Ed.K-12 Innovation Fair
  • Principal, Carl Burnside was 1 of 4 Finalist for the FL Council of Instructional Tech. Leaders.


  • Named 1 of 15 most innovative technology programs in the nation by T.H.E. Journal
  • CompTIA IT Merit Scholarship winners.
  • ATE teacher awarded 1st ever CTE Teacher of the Year Award for Lee County