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Westonka Students Earn AP Scholar Awards
AP Scholars with Distinction, at left: Natalie Miner and Brooke Meester. AP Scholars with Honor, at right: Jack Hall, Charlie Paul, and Averie Zealley.
AP Scholars, back row, from left: Jack Moch, Jack Hall, Bryce Helms, and Jagger Wittine. Front row, from left: Annika Weir, Kendra Mattson, Sammy Krahl, Anna Wood, and Ingrid Wulf. Missing: Clark Hanson, Jack Hanson, Sienna Loughlin, and Rohan Nella.
September 21, 2023 — A total of 41 Mound Westonka High School students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams last school year.
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, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
"When students are recognized for high performance across multiple measures, it speaks to their balance and ability to consistently represent themselves, their families and MWHS in an honorable light,” said MWHS Principal Jolene Herfel. “We are proud of this group of students and excited to witness their many accomplishments to come."
At Mound Westonka High School
A total of six 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. The AP Scholars with Distinction are seniors Brooke Meester and Natalie Miner, along with 2023 graduates Logan Kevitt; Emily Schneider; Laura Sunnarborg, and William Wallace.
Six 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. The AP Scholars with Honor are seniors Jack Hall, Charlie Paul, and Averie Zealley; as well as 2023 graduates Ethan Garlock, Cecelia Linkert, and Dylan Mather.
A total of 29 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. The AP Scholars are seniors Clark Hanson; Jack Hanson; Bryce Helms; Samuel Holmberg; Samantha Krahl; Sienna Loughlin; Kendra Mattson; Jack Moch; Annika Weir; Anna Wood, and Ingrid Wulf, along with juniors Rohan Nella and Jagger Wittine. Also honored were 2023 graduates Wade Carlin; Samuel Dioszeghy; Hanna Emery; Sara Funderburk; Annika Hoisington; Abigail Hollenstein; Evan Lucas; Ambrose Neumann; Travis Pellett; Maxwell Petersen; Ellen Pruitt; Maureen Reily; Gwendolyn Roux; Campbell Schwob; Graham Taets, and Matthew Uhas.
MWHS Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board National Recognition Program
Pictured, from left, are seniors Anna Wood, Samantha Krahl, and Brooke Meester, and junior Rohan Nella.
Also recognized this year by the College Board were MWHS seniors Anna Wood, Brooke Meester and Samantha Krahl, and junior Rohan Nella. They each received an award from the College Board’s Rural and Small-Town Recognition Program for their strong performance on assessments and in their classrooms. This National Recognition Program honors the strong academic achievements of students that attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.
The recipients of this award have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. They are also in the top 10% of PSAT/NMSQT® assessment takers in the state or have earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP® Exams. Current MWHS students are invited to apply for the College Board National Recognition Program awards during their sophomore or junior year. Students who are awarded recognition will be notified at the beginning of the next school year. More information about the recognition program can be found on the College Board’s BigFuture website.
About the College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT and the Advanced Placement Program (AP).
Through more than 30 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admissions process. AP is accepted by more than 3,800 colleges and universities worldwide for college credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful AP Exam grades. Research consistently shows that AP students who score 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 higher graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.