Two New Hampshire students have been named College Board State AP Scholars based on their outstanding performance on the 2010 AP exams. Elizabeth McKenna and John Pennington are among 109 students nationwide to receive this honor. This is an academic distinction given annually to one female and one male student in each state with grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of exams and then the highest average grade on all AP Exams taken.
Elizabeth (Beth) McKenna attended Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, NH. She took 11 exams for a 4.34 AP score average. She was granted advanced status for Calculus, Latin and Biology. Her Latin scores completely fulfilled her language requirement for graduation. She is currently attending Princeton University majoring in Classics with the hope of attending Med School in the future.
John Pennington attended ConVal High School in Peterborough, NH. He took World History, Economics- Micro, and Economics- Macro online through the Virtual High School. He took a total of 12 exams scoring 5’s on all but three. He was granted advanced standing of 44 credits or 1 1/2 year equivalent. He is currently attending the University of Virginia.
The AP program offers high school students academically challenging college-level courses in a variety of subject areas. In all, 5,987 New Hampshire students participated in the AP program, taking a total of 9,477 AP exams. AP exams are scored on a scale of one (lowest score) to five (highest score). Seventy-five percent of NH exams were scored at three or higher. A score of three or above is considered demonstrating college level mastery of the content which potentially qualifies them for credit, advanced placement, or both at colleges and universities worldwide.
Commissioner of Education Virginia M. Barry, Ph.D. congratulates these students on their accomplishments.
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