College Board Names 22 STJ Advanced Placement Scholars
List Includes One National AP Scholar
The College Board has recognized 22 Saint James School students for earning AP Scholar Award status due to their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board’s AP Program provides motivated 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. Only 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.
One of the named students, ’13 graduate Josef Jackson, received the group’s highest honor, the National AP Scholar Award. Jackson earned an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, as well as scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Seven STJ students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of three or higher on
five or more of these exams. These students are 2014 senior Kathleen Cunningham, and Eliott Burrow, Josef Jackson, Reed O’Mara, Benjamin Ritter, Grayson Rutherford, and Walker Woodson, all members of the 2013 STJ graduating class.
Two STJ students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award, by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, with grades of three or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Caroline Crisp and Hannah Ritter, both 2013 graduates.
Thirteen Saint James students qualified for the AP Scholar Award, by completing three or more AP exams with grades of three or higher. These AP scholars are Saint James 2014 seniors Caitlin Cobb, Forest Decker, Jared Hunter, Scotlyn Patterson, Allison Rutherford, and William Setzer as well as 2013 graduates Cassidy Alwan, Megan Bontragar, Eun Sung Cho, Ben Graves, Amelia Hanan, Kelly Joyner, and Elizabeth Kean.
For Immediate Release