MHS Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

MHS AP Scholars

Twenty-three students at Morse 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 Morse High School:

Two students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are Isabel Kovacs  and Aaron Ouellette. Forty-eight Maine students earned this award in 2016.

Nine 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 Casey Bennoch, Emma Berkowitz, Sean Detwiler, Amelia Franklin, Nathaniel Lay, Jack Martin, Maeve McGowan, Emilie Platteter and Christine Skroski. Four hundred and seventy-eight Maine students earned this award in 2016.

Two 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 Emma Harrington and Noa Sreden. Three hundred and eighty-two Maine students earned this award.

Eleven students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Samantha Brown, Victoria Ceglinski, Valur Fannar, Ian Fernald, Isabelle Paulus, Nathaniel Rines, Griffin Tibbitts, Ann Tolan, Pearl Wilson, Marissa Wright and Karen Yurek. Nine hundred and ninety-two Maine students earned this award.

Of this year’s award recipients, eight are current students pictured in the photo. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award. Morse students are able to enroll in eleven AP courses at Morse and have access to an additional thirteen courses offered through the state funded AP4ALL on-line program.

This year, RSU #1 was one of two school districts recognized in Maine for being part of the AP District Honor Roll in the College Board 6th Annual Report. The other school district is RSU # 35. The District Honor Roll recognizes the continued effort of RSU #1 to make AP curriculum accessible for all qualifying students and maintaining a high standard of performance.

Pictured left to right, back row: Valur Fannar, Karen Yurek, Nathaniel Lay; middle row: Griffin Tibbitts; front row Emilie Platteter, Samantha Brown, Ann Tolan & Noa Sreden.

Photo credit: Mae Winglass





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