Student news

December 05, 2009

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Joanna Kessler of Hagerstown has been named an AP Scholar at Mercersburg Academy.

Students qualify for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher on a 5.0 scale.

The award is given by the College Board's Advanced Placement Program in recognition of exceptional achievement on AP exams.

KINGSTON, Pa. - Forty-one students and recent graduates of Wyoming Seminary have been named AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP (Advanced Placement) Examinations. About 18 percent of the more than 1.3 million students who took AP Examinations in May performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition.

Rachel Tucker of Waynesboro, Pa., and Caleb Bowers of Chambersburg, Pa., qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. Tucker graduated in May, while Bowers earned this distinction as a junior.


SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Fiona Wilkes of Gerrardstown, W.Va., was among more than 154 students honored as a University Scholar at Susquehanna University.

The annual Scholars Dinner was held Oct. 30 in Susquehanna's Evert Dining Hall to recognize and congratulate Susquehanna's most successful student scholars. To be named a University Scholar, students must have earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 in full-time study for the past two semesters or equivalent credit hours of part-time study.

Wilkes, a 2007 graduate of Musselman High School, is a junior majoring in business administration with emphases in human resources management and marketing at Susquehanna and the daughter of Geoffrey and Kelsey Wilkes.

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - At the 2009 Elizabethtown College Convocation, 119 scholars were recognized by President Theodore Long. It is a tradition of the college to include the scholars in the opening of the new academic year where first-year students are welcomed to the community. Only 119 students out of 1,850 qualified for the recognition.

To be named a scholar, a student must be a full-time undergraduate student who, having completed at least 60 credits in consecutive semesters of full-time study at the college, has achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 or higher.

College scholars from this area:

Emily Bauer of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; Megan Casey of Kearneysville, W.Va.; and John Mackey of Chambersburg, Pa.

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