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Skaneateles High School students earn AP(r) SCHOLAR AWARDS

Thirty-two students at Skaneateles High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

The College Board's Advanced Placement Program(r) (AP(r)) 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. About 18 percent of the nearly 1.7 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 Skaneateles High School, where ten AP courses are offered each year:

Seven students (all graduates of 2010) 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 Carrie Buck, Eileen Ford, Grace Gist, Eleanor Krause, Sierra Prochna, Victoria Sakal and Bryan Stokes-Cawley.

Twelve 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, all graduates of 2010, are Zach Augustine, John Buterbaugh, Brigid Clary, Sean Cooney, Nolan Cunningham, Janelle Dmochowski, Alexander Edwards, Megan Holleran, Duncan Mahood, Luke Nicholson, Marilyn Oliver and Owen Stokes-Cawley.

Thirteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars, all graduates of 2010 except the three noted, are Scott Bruening, Mark Cannucciary, Calvin Davis, Kelly Dunn (now a senior), Hilary Fenner, Jillian Fields, Janice Johnson (now a senior), Joshua Marshall, Kyle McQuiggan, Claire Motyl (now a senior), Hana Polachek, Marin Valentino and Marjorie (Grace) Van der Ven. Of this year's award recipients, the three noted above are now seniors, meaning they still have one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.

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