AP Scholars Abound in Freeport

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Thirty-seven students in the high school’s Classes of 2015 and 2016 have earned the prestigious designation of Advanced Placement Scholar from the College Board due to their outstanding achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement exams.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on a student’s performance on AP exams. Nine students were named AP Scholars with Distinction. Seven students were named AP Scholars with Honor, and 21 were designated as AP Scholars.

At Freeport High School — which this year introduced four new AP courses (AP Italian, AP Spanish Literature, AP Art History and AP Environmental Science) —Advanced Placement courses are open to students who are recommended for them by their teachers; students must then maintain an average of 85 or better to remain at the AP level. Students can earn college credits while still in high school, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams. As college admissions become more competitive, participation in AP courses has become an increasingly important component for acceptance to top schools. Successful completion of AP courses is also considered a good indicator of future success by most colleges.

AP Scholars with Distinction
Nine students received AP Scholar with Distinction awards by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are *Christopher Meszaros-Rodriguez, Joel Abreu-Abreu, Brian Abreu Tejada, Lois Evans, Sarah Heins, Champ Larocca, Kembelin Nunez, Candy Pacheco and Nicolle Salazar.


AP Scholars with Honor
Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. *Freddy Aber, *Luis Lopez Cardona, *Antonio Diaz, *George Magloire, *Bryan Mars, Margaret Moore and Kevin Wang all achieved this distinction.

AP Scholars
Twenty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. These students are *Joanna Caravantes, *Jonathan Fey, *Brendan Hammond, *Rebecca Robles, Marvin Alas, Camille Cameau, Ngozi Douglas, Alex Gold, Ashley Grissom, Malikia Hamilton, Maya Henson, Mohdshobair Hussaini, Rachel Julian, Kayla King-Sumner, Joshua Lozano, Donald Luft, Nigel Marine, Nicholas Mclean, Darlin Olivia, Kristopher Saint-Louis and Monique Simmon.

*indicates Class of 2016 student