(Alexandria, MN)–Twenty-three Alexandria-area high school graduates and current students have won AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their outstanding achievement in advanced-level exams during the 2021-2022 school year. This is an increase from 2021, when there were fourteen students who won the AP Scholar Awards.
Officials say AP classes are taught by high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board. AP courses are an option for high school students to access college-level learning opportunities while enrolled in Alexandria-area high school and taking classes on the high school campus. Most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced internship, or both, for qualifying AP exam results.
AP Scholar Awards given and students recognized include:
- PA Researcher the designation is granted to students who achieve scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Congratulations to Truett Berglund, Benjamin Borden, Jacob Fleming, Owen Gilbertson, Owen Jensen, Bjorn Karlstad, Tatum Ketelsen, Joanna Kietzmann, Aidan Larson, Aleah Miller, Jaelyn Miller, Julia Nelson, Aisling O’Connor, Greta Oldenkamp, Zander Roemer , Myles Sansted and Matthew Wieberdink.
- AP Scholar with Honors are students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams. Students who have achieved AP Scholar status with honors Alicia Erickson, Matthew Jiang, Coltan Koehn, Zachary Timm, and Nicolas Welle.
- AP Researcher with Distinction is awarded to students who achieve an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or more on five or more of these exams. Congratulations to Anna Meehan who won the AP Scholar with Distinction award.
“It’s an honor for our district to see the number of students earning national recognition as AP Scholars,” said Darcy Josephson, assistant superintendent – teaching and learning. “They excelled in rigorous college-level coursework during their high school years, which shows a lot of perseverance on their part. We are also very proud of our AP teachers for their commitment to student learning in these courses.
Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) is committed to providing a holistic, early approach to post-secondary success. For more information, visit www.alexschools.org/aahs.