AP Scholars Announced
By Anne Gilmore
Communications Team, KSDE
TOPEKA – March 2, 2009 – Two Kansas high school students were awarded the College Board’s State AP Scholar Award based on their outstanding performance on the Advanced Placement Exams.
Yuzhou Li of Shawnee Mission East High School and Lichy Han of Blue Valley West are among 106 students nationwide to receive this honor. The College Board awards this distinction to one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia who earned 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 AP Program 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. In 2008, more than 1.5 million high school students in approximately 17,000 secondary schools worldwide took more than 2.7 million AP Exams. On almost two-thirds of these exams, students received grades of 3 or higher on a five-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 founded in 1900 whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. The association is composed of more than 5,400 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations and serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services. The SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT® and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP) is among its best-known programs.
Yuzhou Li is now studying at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and Lichy Han is now studying at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
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