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Lake Placid Students earn AP Scholar Awards

LAKE PLACID - Thirteen students at Lake Placid High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the Spring 2010 AP Exams.

The College Board's Advanced Placement Programprovides 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 18 percent of the more than 1.8 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 Lake Placid High School: Jessica Boyer '10 qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning 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.

Morgan Caudill '10 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.

Eleven students also qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are: Maria Andersen '10, Andrew Baird '10, Conor Boughton '11, Alec Marchuk '11, Jenna McGreevy '11, Scott Pedu '11, Thomas Potter '11, Allison Shultes '11 and John Williams '11. Former LPHS students Samuel Cowan and Chelsea Preston also achieved this distinction.

Of this year's award recipients at Lake Placid High School, seven are sophomores or juniors. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higherlevel AP Scholar Award.

Through more than 30 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 3,800 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.

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