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Poland students named AP scholars



Published: Fri, December 13, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Nine students from the Class of 2013 and one from the Class of 2014 at Poland Seminary High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students 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 18 percent of the more than 2.2 million high school students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.

Students took AP exams in May 2013 after completing challenging college-level courses. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student’s performance on AP exams.

One student, James A. Ethridge, 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. Abby O. Begezda and Jessica A. Rutana qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. Students from the Class of 2013 that earned this award are Alek D. Ball, Jordan Burns, Derek R. Gomez, Gary Haddle, John W. Tomich and Ashlee Weaver.

Also qualifying for this award is Marissa M. Gray, currently attending Poland as a member of the Class of 2014.


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