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Sixteen George Walton Academy Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

Sixteen students at George Walton Academy have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

The College Board's Advanced Placement Program 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 18 percent of more than 1.8 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.

Six 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 Haley Cromer of Conyers, Allison Doyle, Eleanor Ginn of Covington, Philip Howard, Caroline Poole and Taylor Pruitt.

Five 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 Patrick Forrester, Jonathan Hill, Zach Shumate, Sara Smith and Kristen Williams.

Five students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. These AP Scholars are Kathleen Campbell of Conyers, Victoria Custer of Conyers, Daniel Hodges, Danielle Miller of Covington and Samantha Stevens.

Of this year's award recipients, three are still high school students and will have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award. They are Victoria Custer, Daniel Hodges and Samantha Stevens. The remaining AP Scholars are continuing their success stories at universities around the country.