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13 from Hamilton named AP Scholars

More than a dozen 2006 Hamilton High School graduates earned designation as AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on college-level Advanced Placement (AP) exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.3 million high school students in almost 16,000 secondary schools worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit recognition as AP Scholars.

Students took AP exams in May 2006 after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student’s performance on AP exams.

Seven graduates 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 exams. They are:

  • Alison Crane;
  • Emily Flink;
  • Courtney Konyn;
  • Simon Larscheidt;
  • Stephanie Lundquist;
  • Robert Pothier; and
  • Kelsey Seppa

Six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher. They are:

  • Joseph Balloni;
  • Jessica Czarniak;
  • Stephen Horvath;
  • Jacob Lewis;
  • Kelsey Raffel;; and
  • Gabriel Van Eyck.

The College Board’s AP program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school and receive college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams.

Hamilton High School offers AP courses in biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, English, government and politics, physics, statistics, studio art and U.S. history.

Most of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement or both based on successful performance on the AP Exams. More than 1,400 institutions award a full year’s credit — sophomore standing — to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades.