FPD Students Score High on 2015 AP Exams

MACON, Ga. – Forty-nine students at First Presbyterian Day School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams in 2015.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing 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. About 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

At First Presbyterian Day School:
• One student qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. This student is Ru Yi Marone.

• Eleven students 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. These students are Jacob Cardis, Carter Floyd, Barret Ham, Tesch Jerles, Ru Yi Marone, McKenzie Peterson, Nicholas Shealy, Heyward Smith, Katherine Strickland, Briceson Tollison, and Richon Watson.

• Twelve students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Annalee Appling, J.T. Bloodworth, Emily Culpepper, Faith Marie Engle, Spencer Ennis, Madison Griffin, Megan Huggins, Aaron Reaves, Regan Strickland, Madison Wiggins, Matthew Wright, and Avery Zebell.

• Twenty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Madalyn Ammann, McKenzie Bakkar, Maddie Barnard, Danielle Bullard, Sumner Carlton, Carine Cerny, Ali Estes, Andy Ferguson, Mary Madison Foshee, Alex Giron, Noah Groover, Palmer Haynes, Margaret Howard, Maggie Johnston, Courtney Lawrence, Bryce Little, Leah Lord, Will Martin, Will McCormick, Mikayla Mobley, Landon Newberry, Catherine Pope, Lizzie Reed, Sara Robertson, Anna Roddenberry, and Abby Smith.

Of this year’s award recipients at First Presbyterian Day School, twenty-one are juniors. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.

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