MCHS announces 41 students recognized as AP Scholars

Forty-one students at Marshall County High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for the 2018-2019 school year.

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 22 percent of the 2.2 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 Marshall County High School: Claire Harmon and Jacob Largent have earned the National AP Scholar Distinction by receiving an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of their exams.

Eight 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 Tyler Ashley, Colby Edwards, Russell Edwards, Claire Harmon, Jacob Largent, John Miller, Chase Riley, and Isaac York.

Seven 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 Keeley Butler, Kaden Chiles, Kiefer Court, Emma Dittman, Tory Driskill, Carmen Gunn and Sean Janiec.

Twenty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Cameron Armstrong, Connor Beck, Elayna Bedwell, Emily Bridges, Madison Clark, Emily Colley, Michael Conkright, Sarah Cornwell, Ethan Delaney, Bryson Flatt, Haley Garrison, Colby Gore, Robert Guess, William Houser, Jackson McMillen, Chloe Murt, Audrey Noles, Hadley Pagel, Elizabeth Stevenson, Case Thomason, Conor Washburn, Jason Watwood, Grace Wood, Elana Woosley, Cole Wyatt and Luke Wyatt.

Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides students the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. In the 18-19 school year Marshall County High School taught 17 of those courses. 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. 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.

We are so proud of all of our AP Scholars, Go Marshals!