Four Havre students have been named Advance Placement Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advance Placement exams.
Only about 13 percent of the more than 840,000 students in 13,680 schools who took AP exams in May 2001 performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition.
Students take AP exams in May after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of year-long courses and exams or their equivalent semester-long courses and exams. At Havre High School, two students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of four or higher on all AP exams taken, and grades of four or higher on eight or more of these exams.
These students are: Jason Bowker, son of David and Kim Bowker, and Jennifer Shakal, daughter of Jerry and Sharyl Shakal.
Two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of three or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are: Tyler Croft, son of Jerry and Diana Croft, and Jayson Nissen, son of Charles and Vilma Nissen.
Of this year's award recipients, all are Havre High School graduates.
Most of the nation's colleges and universities, award credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP exams. More than 1,400 institutions award a full year's credit to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades. There are 35 AP exams offered in 19 subject areas, each consisting of multiple-choice and essay or problem-solving questions, except for the Studio Art exam which evaluates students' original artwork.
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