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Several Detroit Lakes High School students earn Advance Placement Scholar awards

The Advance Placement Program offered by the College Board named 30 Detroit Lakes High School students as Advanced Placement Scholars due to scores on college-level exams.

The students took the exams in May and were recognized at three different levels: AP Scholar with Distinction Award, AP Scholar with Honor Award, and AP Scholar Award.

To receive the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, students had to earn an average grade of 3.5 and grades of three or higher on five or more exams. Anthony Averbeck, Sarah Brunner, Kayla Goetz and Benjamin Van Offelen were named in this category.

The AP Scholar with Honor is awarded to students who achieve an average grade of 3.25 on all AP Exams and grades of three or higher on four or more exams. Benjamin Jacobson, Kyle Leichter, Nicole Norby, Grant Remmen and Jacob Schumacher received this distinction.

The AP Scholar Award is given to students how completed three or more AP Exams with grades of three or higher. This distinction was given to 21 DL students: Ryan Berget, Jamie Blackburn, Ryan Borgeson, Kelsey Dutton, Hank Fiskevold, Betsy Hutchinson, Alexis Kotschevar, Katilyn Lange, Amber McKenzie, Ryan Morben, Karin Norby, Jacolyn Pavek, Alex Provo, Lucas Rabideaux, Jonathan Richards, Eric Roethel, Michael Roll, Joseph Schiller, Kristopher Stein, Kenneth Taylor and Whitney Westley.

The Advance Placement Program is offered by the College Board and gives students the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. Students can college credit, advanced placement or both if they perform well on the exams.

The DL High School offers 12 Advanced Placement courses for students. The College Board, a not-for-profit organization, offers 37 AP Exams in a wide variety of subject areas.