WESTFALL - Twenty-Six students in the Delaware Valley High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. “This is the largest number of AP Scholars ever recognized in one year in the Delaware Valley High School,” according to Jay Tucker, Advanced Placement Coordinator at DV. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Students took AP Exams in May 2005 after completing challenging college-level courses at the Delaware Valley High School. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of courses each student takes and the grade they receive. Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more exams. These students are Raymond Cheng, Alexander Lotorto, Stephen Pike, Sean Rogers, David Schatteman, Kelli Scott and Lyndsey Stadtmueller. Five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least a 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams. These students are Nicole Falcaro. Bethany Lord, Nicholas Mascola, Colon Moseley and Emily Tomesheski. Fourteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Kalen Braeunig, Dana Connolly, Erik Cordova, Mallory Cullin, Michell Jacobs, John Jannone, John Pandish, Zachary Peters, Jasper Schnieder, Rachel Scholia, Janelle Sheridan, Angela Tribus, Candice White and Kevin Wolf. In addition to being named one of the 26 DV student AP Scholars, two students also qualified for the prestigious National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5 point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Only the top AP students in the country earn this award. These students are Raymond Cheng and Stephen Pike. Tucker said he was “very pleased” that twenty-six of our students have earned state and national recognition for their outstanding achievements on the AP -Exams. The College Board is a national nonprofit membership association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college and opportunity. Each year the College Board serves over three million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment and teaching and learning. Among its best known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program (AP). The College Board is committed to the principals of equity and excellence, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.