Kelly Walsh High School

Ten KW students named AP Scholars
01.20.2011

Ten students at Kelly Walsh High School have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.

Kendra Chalkley qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Wilmer Davis qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Eight students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams, with grades of 3 or higher: Allison Cetak, Jessica Clarson, Sky Gabel, Nathan Higginson, Bryan Sanger, Brian Schlidt, Alyssa Smith and Joshua Smith.

Of this year’s award recipients at KW, three were juniors last year — Cetak, Gabel and Schlidt — and have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level award.

Students took AP exams in May 2009, after completing challenging college-level courses at KW. The College Board’s AP program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.6 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.