Ten students from the class of 2011 at Poland Seminary High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement exams.
The College Board’s AP Program provides motivated and academically prepared students the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credits, advanced placement, or both, for successful performance on the AP exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million high school students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.
Students took AP exams in May 2011 after completing challenging college-level courses. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student’s performance on AP exams.
Stacia Ruse qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Krystle Kalafut and Nicholas Tesone 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. Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher. They are Carly Carcelli, Patrick Gayetsky, Alexander Hunt, Sarah Lankitus, Aaiza Malik, Elizabeth Reinhardt and Zachary Sesonsky.