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Frisco High Announces National AP Scholar Awards (October, 2006)

One student qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. This student is Eric Stromme.

Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Eric Stromme, Brenna Williams and Steven Zhu.

Six students 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. These students are Chelsea Drescher, Brian Hales, Robert Holton, Molly Kinson, Valerie McGill and Kira McStay.

Twelve students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Will Baumgartel, Travis Chick, Farsheed Fozouni, Tiffany Hollon, Nicholas Ibanez, Grace Jordan, Eric Llamas, Holly Sanderson, Staci Travis, Daniel Twardowski, Joseph Weber and Qin Wu.

Of this year’s award recipients at Frisco High School, seven are sophomores or juniors. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn another AP Scholar Award.

Most of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advance placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP Exams. More than 1,400 institutions award a full year’s credit (sophomore standing) to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades. In 2006, thirty-five AP Exams were offered in a wide variety of subject areas, each consisting of multiple-choice and free-response (essay or problem-solving) questions (except for the Studio Art exam which evaluates students’ original artwork).

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