25 students at MHMS have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement
Program® (AP®) 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. About 20 percent of the 2.1 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.
AP Scholar with Distinction
8 students 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. These students are Jeffrey Gage, Noah Gillespie, David Marsh, Kathleen Marsh, Hannah McGinley. Emma Piliponis, Neil Shimer, Christopher Swinea.
AP Scholar with Honor
8 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 Sarah Ball, Alex Brewer, Caitlin Burns, Erinn Cutright, Charles Lewis, Regan Manayan, Jacob Stinson, Lacey Wilson
AP Scholar Award
9 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Anne Bangean, Jacob Boomer, Noah Coomer, Kara Garrett, Adam Martin, Emily McAndrew, Filoteia Popescu, Hope Sauberer, Trevor Talmadge.
Of this year’s award recipients all 6 are sophomores or juniors: These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
Dylan P. Green, Susan R. Schickling and Neil J. Shimerhave been named semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.These students are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to
continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. 1.4 million juniors in 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. To become a finalist, the semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.