Seventeen students at Williamsport Area High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams.
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program 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.
Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, which is granted to students who receive 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 2013 graduates Alexandra Frank, Olivia Kuzio and Brian Thomas Wolf LeBlanc.
Six 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 seniors Aaron Baker and Sabrina Emms, as well as 2013 graduates Terry-Anne Barbour, Collin Lakatos, Stacy Loveland and Eric Stopper.
Eight students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher.
Those students are 2013 graduates Julia Bresticker and Dante Miele-Elion. Others include seniors Madison Confair, Garrett Dewald, Alanna Harding, Haley Miller, Amy Southard and Riley Weber.
The awards are based on last spring's test scores, which were released this summer.
"I'm pleased with our school and students' efforts reflected in our AP scores and data," said Michael Reed, head principal. "I'm proud of our team for not only our Advanced Placement performance but for how we have been working to improve all areas of our school."