Kansas Students Receive
State AP Scholar Award
TOPEKA, December 18, 2007—Two Kansas students received State AP Scholar Awards based on their outstanding performance on the Advanced Placement Program (AP) Examinations. Natalie M. Como, who attended Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, and Maxwell D. Murphy, who attended Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, are among 104 students nationwide to receive this honor.
This is the seventeenth 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 offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. In 2007, more than 1.4 million high school students in 16,000 secondary schools worldwide took more than 2.5 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 national 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 5,200 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program (AP). The College Board is committed to the principles of equity and excellence, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.
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