Seventy-five (75) 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 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 the student’s performance on AP exams.
At Bay Port High School:
Two students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. This outstanding honor was earned by Katherine Brown and Eric Hess.
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 Jordan Bain, Adam Breister, Katherine Brown, Rachel Casleton, Madison Dudek, Natalie Englebert, Gabrielle Every, Brooke Forseth, Erin Froelich, Eric Hess, Elisabeth Knutson, Caitlin Krueger, Taylor Lauscher, Nathan Leach, Trenton Ledocq, Katlyn Nohr, Jack Rathburn, Zach Salmi, Andrew Slick, Alexander Stoeberl, Gretchen Trast, Jacob Vandenheuvel, Austin Vanderheiden, Simon Wagner, Caleb Wilson, and Nicole Wolter.
11 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 Ethan Farr, Faith Fuller, Colin Harkin, Alexa Leiterman, Riley Loehner, Ryan Marcotte, Buruj Mohammed, Thomas Monfre, Jacob Neerdaels, Timothy Olson, and Colleen Torzala.
38 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Examinations, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Taylor Arbour, Drew Breun, Natalia Draghicchio, Aaron Ferkovich, Jacob Flisakowski, Jadyn Gentz, Christian Giesler, Griffin Gillespie, Daniel Glendenning, Mitchell Grosam, Samuel Jasmer, Jonathan Jordan, Tanner Klaus, Hans Koenig, Madisen Korpi, Stephanie Krausert, Alexander Laluzerne, Devin Lorentzen, Miranda Moen, Christyna Nowakowski, Ryan O Connell, Carter Olson, Shelby Ostrom, Lindsay Pederson, Kirsten Petersen, Kyle Prosser, Gill-Helene Schomaker, Amber Schulz, Erik Schuster, Alexis Srenaski, Connor Sullivan, Bryan Tanck, Christopher Tetzlaff, Jake Weber, Matthew Wech, Jack Weronka, Brianna Wied, and Clarissa Younkle.
Of this year’s award recipients, 31 are current juniors and seniors: Taylor Arbour, Natalia Draghicchio, Gabrielle Every, Aaron Ferkovich, Jacob Flisakowski, Jadyn Gentz, Christian Giesler, Daniel Glendenning, Mitchell Grosam, Colin Harkin, Jonathan Jordan, Tanner Klaus, Madisen Korpi, Stephanie Krausert, Ryan Marcotte, Buruj Mohammed, Thomas Monfre, Jacob Neerdaels, Christyna Nowakowski, Carter Olson, Shelby Ostrom, Zach Salmi, Erik Schuster, Bryan Tanck, Christopher Tetzlaff, Colleen Torzala, Simon Wagner, Jake Weber, Jack Weronka, Brianna Wied, and Clarissa Younkle. 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 graduate on 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.