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Bay Port Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

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Bay Port Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

Eighty-five students at Bay Port High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (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% 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 the student’s performance on AP exams. At Bay Port High School:

  • 26 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 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Anthony Adriansen, Jacob Anderson, Dominik Brown, Moriah David, David Decker, Emma Deeslie, Olivia Dsouza, Kaitlyn Fischer, Eleanor Flanigan, Rohan Gala, Storm Grace, Alison Hill, Nathan McGinnity, Calvin Muraski, Kaitlyn Petersen, Valerie Rehn, Braeden Rudolph, Abigail Sampselle, Jonathan Sze, Hannah Thetford, Grace Thomas, Sheradin Vorpahl, Alex Voss, Olivia Wahl, Eden Witt and Cara Wreen.
  • 19 students 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. These students are Connor Behrend, Nicholas Fitt, Joseph Gaura, Bennett Geraths, Duncan Gillespie, Ellie Klumb, Carter Larson, Eloise Massee, Steven North, Lauren Ouellette, Bergen Peters, Kylie Plouff, Lennon Riesterer, William Schlueter, Brady Tilkens, Brinkley Trudell, Seth Van Noord, Madelyn Wathke, and Emma Wells.
  • 40 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Examinations, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Sydney Aird, Jo Baranczyk, Kalina Berg, Jovita D’Souza, Matthew DeNamur, Avery Dudra, Rodney Ehrhardt, Grant Eiden, Evan Engles, Owen Goffard, Lauren Golonka, Kennedy Green, Michael Harrison, Ryan Hart, Ava Heyrman, Rebecca Karcz, Jackson Kiefert, Peyton Kroening, Anna La Violette, Grant Lemke-Scott, Sylvia Lewis, Elissa Lonzo, Kellan Lynch, Keegan McGlachlin, Madison Noe, Connor Pingel, Jaden Powers, Brian Priebe, Reed Reimer, Cade Rudolph, Alexzander Russell, Evan Schmidt, Jaden Schuster, Rachel Shifflett, Trevor Stock, Drake Sundin, Elyse Tappy, Lucas Vandewalle, Margaret Westbrook, and Theodore Zeidler.

Of this year's award recipients, 49 are current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award. 

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 3600 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.