Coweta County High School students Honored as AP Scholars by College Board

Thu, 11/08/2007 - 4:08pm
By: The Citizen

82 students at Newnan, Northgate and East Coweta High Schools have earned the designation of AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement in a college course of study, or both, by successful performance on Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams. Only about 18 percent of the more than 1.3 million high school students in 16,000 secondary schools worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.

Students took AP Exams in May 2007 after completing college-level AP courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement for students who performed at high levels on three or more AP exams.

16 Coweta County students qualified for the Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of 3.5 on a 5-point scale on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

These AP Scholars with Distinction were:

Newnan High School: Brandon Feldkamp, Christine Gammans, Charles Peterson, Jeremy Strickland, Ernest Sumner and William Wagstaff.

Northgate High School: Sarah Spiller and Alan Tipert.

East Coweta High School: Laura Bishop, Krystal Hynson, Peter Lauzon, Ryan McSherry, Ashley Phillips, Daniel Rahim, Kenneth Wiley and Kevin Wiley.

17 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of 3.25 on a 5-point scale on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

These AP Scholars with Honor were:

Newnan High School: Jennifer Gaddie, Katherine Hendley, Emily Odum, Carrie Umberger and Keishiro Yamada.

Northgate High School: Cody Borgstrom, Kayla Floyd and Esther LaFon.

East Coweta High School: Joseph Balent, Jeremy Burton, Shannon Horton, Justin Moore, Suzanne Newton, Jessica Reffitt, Tara Tripp, Jeremiah Warren and Jason Weeks.

49 students qualified for the Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams, with grades of 3 or higher.

These AP Scholars were:

Newnan High School: Patrick Alford, Cassandra Burnham, Caroline Cates, Cecilie Fowler, Joseph Hanson, Nella Jackson, Michael Obermeyer, Jacob Shepherd, Alex Storey and Natasha Ward.

Northgate High School: Elizabeth Cavahah, Claire Dorna, Kelsey Floyd, Lauren Francis, Sarah Hanson, Domenic Innocenti, Lindsey Jenkins, Chantelle Kibble, John Kimble, Steven Lambert, Salvatore Locascio, Leslie Porter, Mark Randall, Ryan Rose, Diana Salvatore, Amanda Smith and Brittney Sovik.

East Coweta High School: Eric Arnold, Ashleigh Bondy, Brandon Bringuel, Zachery Childs, Jessica Dell, Cody Deveny, Rebecca Duncan, Angelica Gibbons, Kalie Graybill, Taylor Hall, Justin Jones, Kyle Lashley, Amber Locke, John Moreland, Leslie Munoz, Brittany Pittman, Zachary Smith, Caroline Stephens, Doug Terry, Kaleigh Tharpe, Adrienne Vaghn and Daniel Yim.

Several of this year’s recipients were juniors when they sat for their 2007 AP exams (they are seniors this year). These students have one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn another AP Scholar Award.

Those students are:

Newnan High School: Cassandra Burnham, Cecilie Fowler, Nella Jackson, Alex Storey and Katherine Hendley.

Northgate High School: Kelsey Floyd, Chantelle Kibble and Leslie Porter.

East Coweta High School: Ashleigh Bondy, Brandon Bringuel, Zachery Childs, Jessica Dell, Taylor Hall, Justin Jones, Brittany Pittman, Caroline Stephens, Doug Terry, Adrienne Vaughn, Joseph Balent, Shannon Horton, Justin Moore and Jessica Reffitt.

Most of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP Exams. Student interest and participation in the courses have swelled significantly in Coweta High Schools in recent years because it is a good way for students to demonstrate the qualities of academic rigor and preparedness demanded by colleges and universities.

Among the various Advanced Placement courses offered during the 2006-07 school year at the three high school were English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Physics Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, European History, Microeconomics, Psychology, Statistics, Studio Art, and United States History, and Political Science.

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