Kansas Students Receive
State AP Scholar Award
TOPEKA, October 12, 2009—Two Kansas students received the College Board State APÒ Scholar Awards based on their outstanding performance on the Advanced PlacementÒ (APÒ) Examinations. Crystal Z. Lu, who attended Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, and Nathan I. Hoffman, who attended Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, are among 109 students nationwide to receive this honor.
This is the nineteenth annual granting of State AP Scholar Awards. These awards are earned by the one female and one male student in each state and the District of Columbia with grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average grade (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students 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. In 2009, nearly 1.7 million high school students in approximately 17,000 secondary schools worldwide took more than 2.9 million AP Exams. On almost two-thirds of these exams, students received grades of 3 or higher on a 5-point scale, which potentially qualifies them for credit, advanced placement, or both at colleges and universities worldwide.
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,600 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SATÒ, the PSAT/NMSQTÒ, and the Advanced Placement ProgramÒ (APÒ). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.
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