AP Scholar Awards
For Immediate Release
Date: September 12, 2019
Fifty-nine students at Smithville High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
At Smithville High School:
Twenty current students and recent graduates qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Dayton Brown, Noah Cline, Lauren Cox, Makayla Ferguson, Ian Foster, Joshua Grandstaff, Delaney Hirst, Jaedra Hopkins, Jake Johnson, Ethan Kershaw, Lauren Kirtley, Eastlyn Koons, Jackson Lakatos, Paige Myers, Rylie Parr, Colton Roach, Robert Schwind, Emily Snodderly, Caleb Teachout, and Luke Termorshuizen.
Nine current students and recent graduates qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Sarah Coffman, Abigail DeAnna, Amanda Holt, Josephine Martorana, Emily Newton, Alexander Sharkey, Maren Williams, Gabrielle Winterboer, and Jadyn Yoder.
Thirty current students and recent graduates qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Taylor Baldwin, Luke Becker, Noah Bonner, Elijah Cado, Nowell Chisholm, Gavin Davis, Katie Davis, Robert Dedert, Emma Drake, Alyssa Edwards, Michael Fletcher, Summer Heckert, McKenna Hill, Siera Hind, McKinley Hopkins, Katie Kaminski, Seth Kemple, Paige Lakenburger, Logan Littleton, Rachel Maples, Cody McKimens, Leighya McNeely, Jonah Palmer, Matthew Powell, Shannon Purtle, Alexis Riggins, Cassie Sherwood, Samuel Sterling, Jacob Wornson, and Kai Yim.
Of this year’s award recipients at Smithville High School, thirty-five are currently juniors or seniors Taylor Baldwin, Luke Becker, Dayton Brown, Noah Cline, Sarah Coffman, Gavin Davis, Katie Davis, Robert Dedert, Alyssa Edwards, Makayla Ferguson, Michael Fletcher, Joshua Grandstaff, Summer Heckert, Delaney Hirst, Amanda Holt, Jaedra Hopkins, Katie Kaminski, Eastlyn Koons, Rachel Maples, Josephine Martorana, Cody McKimens, Leighya McNeely, Paige Myers, Emily Newton, Jonah Palmer, Rylie Parr, Matthew Powell, Alexis Riggins, Colton Roach, Alexander Sharkey, Cassie Sherwood, Emily Snodderly, Caleb Teachout, Jacob Wornson, and Kai Yim. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
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