WESTFALL - Twenty-Seven 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. Jay Tucker, Advanced Placement Coordinator in the Delaware Valley School District said, “This is the largest number of AP Scholars ever recognized in one year in the Delaware Valley High School.” 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 of 2006, 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. Three 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 Jasper Schneider, Benjamin McKean and Grigoriy Agroskin. 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 3 or higher on four or more exams. These students are Alam Ayaz, Gina Bacola, Nicholas Dubee, Jeffery Haropolous, Kristen Krejmas, Skler Schneider, Samantha Van Vynck, Tracey Vitchers and Jordan Zeeb. Fifteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams, with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Megan Carroll, Frankie Colletta, William Davidson, Brian DeGraw, Keith Fritschie, Kristyn Gummper, Danielle Hough, Brigette Indelicato, Gary McCarthy, Julia Merchant, Samantha Morgan, Evangelos Pavlogianis, Georgiy Polyak, Kaelyn Stadtmueller and Brittany Vollmar. In addition to being named one of the 27 DV student AP Scholars, one student 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 half of 1 percent of the AP students in the country earn this award. This year’s National AP Scholar is Jasper Schneider. Tucker said he was very pleased that 27 students 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 seven 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 it’s 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.