LAPEER, Michigan — 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 18 percent of the more than 2.5 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 Lapeer High School:
One student qualified as a National AP Scholar by earning at least a four on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Ian English serves as only the second student in district history to achieve this level of recognition.
Thirteen students 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 Natalie Austin (11th), David Bellinger (11th), Ian English (12th), Marshall Gaunt (11th), Anne Grossbauer (12th), Ashley Hayden (11th), Nellie Heller (11th), Zachary Martindale (12th), Alexa Ringle (11th), Hannah Schultz (12th), Alicia Wagner (11th), Gabrielle Young (12th) and Austyn Zelinski (11th).
Twelve 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 Lily Bourret (11th), Kellee Byard (11th), Kara Daniels (11th), Shayla Fisher (11th), Zachary Fritz (12th), Kathleen Gariglio (12th), Carly Kerchen (11th), Anastasia Mausolf (12th), Jacob Niman (12th), Ava Strasser (11th), Kane Sweet (10th), and Lukas Williams (11th).
Fifty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Jordan Abdelhak (12th), George Aftimos (11th), Emily Alexander (11th), Erika Barker (11th), Stephen Bonesteel (12th), Lydia Bontrager (11th), Amy Brennan (12th), Jonathon Bright (11th), Christian Cerny (12th), Logan Chamberlain (12th), Morgan Chown (11th), Kayla Conger (12th), Jessica Creason (12th), Emily Curlett (11th), Malia Eastman (12th), Ryan Hays (11th), Travis Herr (12th), Mackenzie Hirth (11th), Nathan Jasper (10th), Allison M. Johnson (12th), Paul Kirschner (10th), William Kirschner (10th), Connor Lafferre (12th), Keegan Lieberman (12th), Jacob Mazur-Batistoni (12th), Rylei Mcallister (12th), Madeline Mello (11th), Rachel Metter (12th), Elizabeth Monville (12th), Savannah Morgan (12th), Taylor Olko (12th), Kamryn Pacholski (12th), Elizabeth Pence (12th), Ryan Prchlik (12th), Marissa Pruitt (12th), Ethan Regulinski (11th), Sarah Ridenour (11th), Noah Sauger (12th), Jacob Schlaud (11th), Joseph Schultz (10th), Miranda Shelly (11th), Cole Silva (10th), Natalie Smith (11th), Peter Stinson (11th), Samantha Thick (11th), Isabella Tindall (11th), Anne Tunison (10th), Jonpaul Wallace (12th), Mason Wnuk (11th), Timothy Wurster (12th), and Shelby Young (12th).
Ten students qualified for the AP Capstone Diploma by receiving scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams. The AP Capstone Diploma recipients are Amy Brennan (12th), Ian English (12th), Zachary Fritz (12th), Travis Herr (12th), Zachary Martindale (12th), Hannah Schultz (12th), Jonpaul Wallace (12th), Timothy Wurster (12th), Gabrielle Young (12th) and Shelby Young (12th).
Two students qualified for the AP Seminar and AP Research Certificate by earning scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research. The AP Seminar and AP Research Certificate recipients are Christian Cerny (12th) and Jacob Mazur-Batistoni.
Through 37 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 more than 5,900 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps millions of 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.