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McCracken County Public Schools News Article

Sixty McCracken County Students Recognized as AP Scholars


Sixty students from McCracken County High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advance Placement (AP) Exams for the 2021-2022 school year. 
 
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. The AP Scholars with Distinction are Camryn Beatty, Reese Bell, Barrett Buchanan, Carlie England, Daniel Higdon, Ava Kelly, Avery Miller, Isaac Reynolds, Ethan Roberts, Ethan Standridge, and Caroline Wright. 
 
Thirteen 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. The AP Scholars with Honors are Karsyn Allard, Adyson Chambers, Tylee Haws, Daniel Jeffords, Samuel Kitchen, Evelyn Maddox, Madison Miller, Javier Mora, Erissa Morin, Katherine Oliver, Katelyn Walker, Ann White, and John Willis. 
 
AP Capstone is an innovative diploma program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. Four students qualified for the AP Capstone Diploma by earning scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing. The students who earned the AP Capstone Diploma are Carlie England, Carlie Griffith, Tylee Haws, Ava Kelly, and Avery Miller.  
 
Cadin Hawkins qualified for the AP Seminar and Research Certificate by earning scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research. 
 
Thirty-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 Benjamin Archbold, Mark Ballard, Reed Bowling, Ethan Brown, Hannah Bryan, Avery Bryant, Clare Canter, Owen Cody, Briah Cook, Natalie Cryts, Karlee Gray, Garret Greenwell, Carlie Griffith, Carys Hackney, Ian Hart, Cadin Hawkins, Ashley Higdon, Aubrey Hill, Eli James, Winter Johnson, Deacon Jones, Kaci Jones, Elise Joyce, Josh Kuntz, Ashley McDowell, Cameron McDowell, Brandon McManus, Carter McReynolds, Thomas Newton, Ethan Puckett, Jacqueline Ramos, Lilly Spann, Cynthia Steger, Natalie Taylor, Connor Wagner, and Gabriel Whitley. 
 
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides 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. 
 
Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

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