NORTH YARMOUTH – Area students at North Yarmouth Academy have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.

The program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school and to receive college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

Students took AP Exams in May 2003 after completing college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of yearlong courses and exams (or their equivalent semester-long courses and exams).

Benjamin White of Raymond qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of four or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams.

Nine NYA students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of three or higher on five or more of the exams.

The students are: Abby Austin, Wales; Alexandra Dietrich, Freeport; David Griswold, Auburn; Geoffrey Kendall, Auburn; Owen Neill, Pownal; Meredith Segal, Cumberland; Courtney Walsh, Yarmouth; Benjamin White, Raymond; and Ian Wing, Yarmouth.

Nine 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 the exams.

The students are Thomas Austin, Wales; Chris Bixby, Portland; Rachael Blanchard, Scarborough; Lydia Hall, South Portland; Katelyn Martens, Pownal; Maxwell Milliken, Cumberland; Brent Noyes, Falmouth; Aaron Paul, Brunswick; and Geoff Piasio, Cumberland.

Twelve students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of three or higher. They are Zachary Adams, Cumberland; Roberta Dennison, Freeport; Jeanethe Falvey, Phippsburg; Alison Fraser, New Gloucester; Shawn Gagne, Raymond; Christina Happe, Yarmouth; Reed Holden, North Yarmouth; Jennifer Kendall, Auburn; Timothy Lachance, Cumberland; Samuel Moss, Yarmouth; Peter Sterling, Freeport; and Theresa Webbert, Wayne.

The designation of AP State Scholar is granted to the one male and one female student in each state and the District of Columbia with grades of three or higher on the greatest number of AP exams (at least three full-year course exams or the equivalent), then the highest average grade (at least 3.5) on all AP exams taken. Benjamin White, Raymond, is the male scholar from Maine.


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