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AP Scholar Awards go to 28

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Twenty-eight students at Detroit Lakes High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

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The College Board's Advanced Placement program (AP) provides motivated 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 nearly 1.7 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award.

At Detroit Lakes High School nine students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

These students are Cara Berger, Derek Ebersviller, Cassandra Foltz, Peter Johnson, Thressa Johnson, Amber Lee, Shon Reineccius, Alex Renner and Matthew Weiss.

Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Michael Bogda, Catherine Larson and Kelsey Wenner.

Sixteen students at DLHS qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP scholars are Nicholas Arens, Caitlin Grubb, Marissa Hall, Nathan Haverkamp, Zane Kotschevar, Scott Larson, Tre Martinez, Kathryn McCormack, Kelsey Melgaard, Kyle Muckenhirn, Kathryn Schumacher, Maura Schumacher, Rachel Skaaland, Melissa Stalberger, Kari Taylor and Tanner Yocom.

Of this year's award recipients at Detroit Lakes High School, 10 of these student are seniors have at least this academic year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher level AP Scholar Award.

Through more than 30 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand our in the college admissions process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teacher, 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 (of 5) or higher on AP exams typically experience greater academic success in college and higher graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

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