Fitchburg High Hands Out AP Scholar Awards
By Chad Garner
Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise
FITCHBURG -- Twenty Fitchburg High School students mastered the skills, concepts and content necessary to earn prestigious Advanced Placement Scholar Awards, which were based on the 2018 AP exams administered in May.
The College Board’s AP program provides students the opportunity to earn college credit through rigorous college-level work in high school.
At Fitchburg High School, 15 AP courses are offered.
The College Board recognizes four levels of achievement based on student performance and AP exams. The highest level of academic distinction is National AP Scholar, followed by AP Scholar with Distinction, AP Scholar with Honor and AP Scholar.
Two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
The honorees are Judith M. Hanson and Hannah A. Neilon, both of the Class of 2018.
Three students received the AP Scholar with Honor Award after 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. The awarded scholars include, Logan H. Cormier and Essence K. Perry -- both from the Class of 2018 -- and Samuel F. Boudreau, Class of 2019.
Fifteen students were awarded the AP Scholar distinction by earning a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Recipients include, Josiah M. Bergor (Class of 2019), Kato P. Bouthsarath (2019), Logan C. Chesbrough (2019), Wynne Cordaeli (2019), Hannah E. Faulkner (2018), Brianna P. Harnden (2018), Charles W. Jackson (2018), Kyle R. Koutonen (2018), Logan H. Miles (2018), Michael J. Nowd (2018), Erin E. St. Germain (2018), Landon R. Tucker (2018), Jocelyne Velasquez (2019), Lurenne Velazquez Carasquillo (2018) and Taja D. Viera (2019).
“Please join me in celebrating these scholars, as their hard work has paid off in dividends,” said Fitchburg High Principal Jeremy Roche. “We are so proud of our students for accepting the rigor that comes with Advanced Placement courses. Without a doubt, these students are more prepared now to tackle the high workload that often comes with post-secondary opportunities.
“We are so excited for our students and their AP recognition. We are focused on growing this program and look forward to recognizing even more students next year. In the near future, we will be adding additional AP courses and the instructional support necessary to achieve even greater success.”
Garner is the public schools’ Family and Community Partnership Champion.