Floyd County Schools AP Scholars announced for 2018

August 10, 2018--5:26 a.m.

NEWS RELEASE

The College Board has released the AP School Scholar Roster and it includes 54 Floyd County Schools (FCS) students earning AP Scholar Awards. These teens were recognized for their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for 2018. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Students can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Only 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a level high enough to earn an AP Scholar Award.

FCS’ average overall score for the school system was 3.14. AHS had an average score of 3.29, Coosa High School (CHS) had an average score of 2.88, Model High School (MHS) had an average score of 3.02, and Pepperell High School (PHS) had an average score of 3.13.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

Across all four Floyd County high schools:

Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award 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:

Eli Brock- AHS, Junior

Brooke Dellis- AHS, Senior

Anna Fitzpatrick- AHS, Senior

Gracie Hall- PHS, Senior

Kayla Hutcherson- AHS, Senior

Candice Peeler- MHS, 2018 graduate

Alane Rogers- AHS, 2018 graduate


Eight 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. These students are:

Nicholas Agyen-Frempong- PHS, 2018 graduate

Stacy Aragon- PHS, 2018 graduate

Griffin Burgess- MHS, Senior

Natalie Daniel- AHS, 2018 graduate

Christopher Dean- AHS, 2018 graduate

Josiah Hammond- AHS, 2018 graduate

Jarrett Proctor- AHS, Senior

Zoe Wheat- MHS, Senior


39 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are:

Jeffery Brock- MHS, Senior

Taylor Carles- PHS, Senior

Davis Cover- MHS, Senior

Janna Early- AHS, 2018 graduate

Hannah Edwards- PHS, Junior

Sara Falcitelli- MHS, 2018 graduate

Jason Garrett- PHS, 2018 graduate

Kenzie Green- PHS, 2018 graduate

Margaret Gross- MHS, 2018 graduate

Lauren Hamilton- AHS, 2018 graduate

Lucy Harris- AHS, 2018 graduate

Macie Hufford- PHS, 2018 graduate

William Hulsey- MHS, 2018 graduate

Manpreet Kaur- AHS, Senior

Elizabeth Kinard- PHS, 2018 graduate

Janae Lee- MHS, Senior

Zachary Mann- AHS, Senior

Dawson Melton- PHS, 2018 graduate

Kara Middleton- CHS, Junior

Mark Moran- MHS, 2018 graduate

Ruby Morgan- PHS, Junior

James Nelson- MHS, Senior

Kasana Page- CHS, 2018 graduate

Savannah Poole- AHS, 2018 graduate

Jena Price- CHS, Junior

Brindley Richey- AHS, Junior

Alejandro Rodriguez-Valad- PHS, Junior

Emma Rogers- AHS, 2018 graduate

Joshua Ruff- CHS, Senior

Anwyn Shanahan- PHS, Junior

Emiliee Singleton- AHS, Junior

Barton Sopata- MHS, Junior

Matthew Syverson- MHS, Senior

Amanda Taft- AHS, Senior

Samuel Traylor- AHS, 2018 graduate

Addie Trejo- AHS, 2018 graduate

Harrison Walker- AHS, 2018 graduate

Brandon Wilkerson- PHS, 2018 graduate

Mary Young- AHS, 2018 graduate


Of this year’s award recipients across FCS, 28 were sophomores or juniors at the time of testing. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award. The availability of AP classes for students is a priority in FCS. The system’s Honors College Prep program is recognized as one of the top college prep programs in the area.

“We are so proud of AP program, students and teachers. We have grown our AP program with more course offerings for students. We are extremely proud of our 54 AP Scholars and especially proud of our National AP Scholar. The more AP Courses we can offer students, the more chances they have to secure honors on a state and national level,” said McCall Govignon, FCS Director of Advanced Programs and Assessment. “We introduced the AP Capstone program into all four high schools during the 2015-16. We are the only system in Northwest Georgia offering this AP program. We implemented AP Seminar this past year from the Capstone program and in 2018-2019 will offer AP Research.”

Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools. 

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