Nine SAHS Students Earned AP Scholar Awards

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Published on November 23 2012 1:30 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Nine students at St. Anthony 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 20 percent of the 2.1 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 St. Anthony High School, one student 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. This student is Mitchell Wortman, son of Rob & Teri Wortman who attends the University of Illinois.

Five students 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 Michael Kabbes, son of Craig & Tessie Kabbes who attends the University of Illinois; Noah Prince, son of Dr. Robert and Christine Prince and Dr. Lynda Prince who attends the University of Illinois; Lauryn Ragland, daughter of Ryan Ragland and Jodi Jansen who attends the University of Illinois; Jennifer Schmidt, daughter of Kent and Liz Schmidt who attends the University of Notre Dame; and Elizabeth Wortman, daughter of Dan and Julie Wortman who attends the University of Illinois.

Three students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Michael Goldstein, son of Larry and Susan Goldstein who is a senior at St. Anthony High School; Lena Grunloh, daughter of Ted and Jean Anne Grunloh who attends Indiana State University; and Jaclyn Wortman, daughter of John and Lisa Wortman who attends the University of Illinois.

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.