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22 Saint James students recognized for scores on AP exams

October 23, 2006

Twenty-two students at Saint James School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams, according to a press release from the school.

Three students 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 and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. They are Andrew Brooks of Sharpsburg, Rex Salisbury of Middletown, Md., and James Williams of Romney, W.Va. All three students are 2006 Saint James graduates.

Two 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. They are Christian Desrosiers of Waynesboro, Pa., and Kellen Riley of Hagerstown. Both students are 2006 Saint James graduates.

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Four 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. They are Peter Bonds of Chapel Hill, N.C., Alexander Bust of Hagerstown, Michael DiGirolamo of Frederick, Md., and Amber Townsend of Martinsburg, W.Va. All four students are 2006 Saint James graduates.

Thirteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher. They are Ann Brown of Spartanburg, S.C., Zachary Buzzell of Middletown, William Cornelison of Alexandria, Va., James Crowell of Myersville, Md., Myron "Lee" Draper of Williamsport, Abigail Fero of Kennett Square, Pa., Min Jeong Kim of Korea, James Knable of Hagerstown, Suk Woo "Steve" Lee of Korea, Hannah Palin of Bedford, Pa., Erin Sagin of Cumberland, Md., Drew St. Lawrence of Plainfield, N.J., and Alexander Yaraghi of Fairplay. Buzzell, Knable and St. Lawrence are current seniors, while the others are 2006 Saint James graduates.

The College Board's AP program offers students the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams, according to the release. In 2006, 35 AP exams were offered in a wide variety of subject areas.

Students took the AP exams in May after completing college-level courses at Saint James.

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