DHS 2011 AP Scholar Awards

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Thirty-four current and graduated Duncanville High School students have been named AP Scholars by the College Board, in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Examinations. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million high school students worldwide who took the AP Examinations in May 2011 performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.

Students take AP Examinations in May after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student performance on AP Exams. Current students have at least this school year to take additional exams and possibly earn even higher awards.

DHS graduate Burhanuddin Ezzi 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.

Ten students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average 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 graduates Brooke Ballengee, Nathan Heineman, Grace Hevron, Alejandro Perez, Jozabad Sanchez, and Tania Zuniga, and current students Shanan Ahmad, Samuel Frickle, and William Jameson.

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 graduates Peter Eaton, Amada Estrada, Benny Kovoor, and Matthew Rizo, and current students Kristin Hill and Eric Ludwig.

Eighteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more examinations, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are graduates Shailja Amin, Takel Avery, Madgalene Craven, Lindsey Graf-Juarez, Elizabeth Kenworthy, Jennifer Oakes, Nathaniel Ramrattan, Joshua Ridgeway, and Callie Stanford, and current students Lydia Craven, David Daniels, Marcus Howard, Ala Ismail, Lynda Lee, Patrick Magistrado, Katherine McElroy, Nicholas Nickerson, and Melanie Smith.

Through more than 30 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admissions process. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP grades. Over 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or placement for qualifying exam grades.