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A total of 159 Orono High School students have earned the distinction of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams.
Orono High School has enjoyed consistently increasing numbers of AP Scholars. There has been a 69 percent increase from 2013, when the high school had 94 AP Scholars. What makes this accomplishment even more impressive is the increase comes despite increasing numbers of students taking the tests.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers high school students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school and to receive college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Just 22 percent of more than 2.6 million high school students in some 16,000 secondary schools worldwide who tool AP Exams perform at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.
Students took AP Exams in May 2016 after completing challenging college-level courses at Orono High School. Grades are awarded on a 5.0 scale.
Criteria: Earn an average score of at least 4.0 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4.0 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Students: Claire Bash, Carson Fredrickson, Camdyn Parrott, Samantha Ting and Halle White.
Criteria: Earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams, and scores of 3.0 or higher on four or more of these exams.
Students: Abigail Altman, Michael Andrew, Victoria Andrew, Amanda Arndt, Joseph Banavige, Madison Barry, Claire Bash, Joshua Berman, Brayden Cadwallader, Rachel Fay, Amanda Forsans, Carson Fredrickson, Tenille Fredrickson, Ella Gagne, Carly Goehring, Sarah Harrison, Brianna Harstad, Greta Johnson, Danielle Jorgenson, Emma Juusola, Joseph Kahnke, Evan Kill, Pierce Laing, Joel Langer, Michelle Lensing, Nora Luetmer, David McCuskey, Madison Michel, Victoria Morrison, Chase Olsen, Ellie Ostvig, Camdyn Parrott, Aaron Patterson, Lydia Personius, William Randolph, Sylvia Roberts, Paul Sarles, Parker Schlueter, Jonathan Schmid, Jillian Schulz, Henry Seward, Mary Sherman, Emily Shirley, Lucy Soderstrom, Betsy Surver, Samuel Sustacek, Morgan Swenson, Ana Thompson, Samantha Ting, Hannah Uttley and Halle White.
Criteria: Earn an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3.0 on four or more of those exams.
Students: Megan Anderson, Andreas Andrews, Elise Anhorn, Andrew Baran, Samuel Bell, Alex Berger, Kathryn Bowen, Danika Brockman, Madeline Carlson, Paige Condon, Joseph Delaney, Benjamin Greiber, Clare Halloran, Bethany Henneman, Melanie Iversen, Ben Jasper, Kathryn Koch, Grace Leslie, Katherine Lewis, Joan Luedeman, Samantha Maddock, Caroline Martin, Paul Martinuzzi, Alexandra Morrison, Daniel Murley, Sophia Peterson, Meghan Reeves, Mattea Rice, Brycen St. Dennis, Wyatt Staggs, Emma Sternberg, Hannah Striggow, Molly Swenson, Thomas Swenson and Claire Turnham.
Criteria: Earn 3.0 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Students: Arne, Kristin Berg, Grace Bloomquist, George Bongart, Benjamin Boschwitz, Brianna Bren, Dylan Breon, Jason Briscoe, Kyle Cadwallader, Ethan Church, Lauren Constant, Quinlan Courteau, Emma Eastman, Taylor Eckerline, Kathleen Edwards, Teige Ehlen, Owen Erpelding, George Esau, Emily Geelan, Nikole George, Jack Gibson, Eric Gorsuch, Shane Hewitt, Benjamin Johnson, Lauren Johnson, Christopher Johnston, Andrew Kahler, Maria Keller, Margaret Kvale, Kevin Kvern, Laura Landgraver, Ella Langer, Alexandra Leischow, Hannah Levitt, Audrey Longe, Parker Lyons, Madison Marquis, Devon McNamara, Anna Miller, Jacqueline Mitchell, Eliza O’Brien, Abigail Parris, Trevor Paul, Carly Peterson, Maja Peterson, Hailey Pugh, Lauren Quinlivan, Jacob Ragan, Tyler Rahkola, Calvin Rippberger, Jennifer Ronald, Grant Rudow, Olivia Scharf, Sam Schulenberg, Levi Schultz, Jack Seitz, Allison Stern, Emma Stevenson, Emily Stinebaugh, Lisa Suerken, Richard SundbergIan, Ian Sundby, Elisa Swenson, Olivia Torgerson, Joshua Treiber, Riley Vieth, Lillian Warner, Tate Welty, Logan Wikstrom, Abby Wilfert, Jeffrey Williams, Ronan Winkels and Callum Yockey.
Of the students honored, 65 were juniors when taking the test and six were sophomores. These students have one or two additional years in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn another AP Scholar Award.
Most of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advanced 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.