Dalton High Home To 67 Advanced Placement Scholars

Friday, September 05, 2014
The Dalton High 2014-2015 AP Scholars include the following students:

Row 1:

Erika Moreno, Salma Soliman*, Alejandra Lopez, Kylee Harris, Awaz Yaseen, Sarah Knox, Lyndsey Parker, Josue Garza**, Courtney Coffey, Albert Adhya, Betzabe Diaz.

 

Row 2: Tommy Ridley*, Emily Monroig, Martin Perez, Beck Sprowl*, Macie Noles*, Christiana Parker, Bowen Halverson, Lydia Fortuna, Moises Ponce, Dave Liao.

 

Row 3:  Ryan Harper*, Jesus Cortez, Uriel Paniagua, Evan Pope, Charlie Martin**, Tyler Britton, Chase Westfall*, Austin McCanless, Akshar Patel*

 

Not Pictured: Sawyer Stinnett* and Ethan Young

 

*AP Scholar with Honor

** AP Scholar with Distinction
The Dalton High 2014-2015 AP Scholars include the following students: Row 1: Erika Moreno, Salma Soliman*, Alejandra Lopez, Kylee Harris, Awaz Yaseen, Sarah Knox, Lyndsey Parker, Josue Garza**, Courtney Coffey, Albert Adhya, Betzabe Diaz. Row 2: Tommy Ridley*, Emily Monroig, Martin Perez, Beck Sprowl*, Macie Noles*, Christiana Parker, Bowen Halverson, Lydia Fortuna, Moises Ponce, Dave Liao. Row 3: Ryan Harper*, Jesus Cortez, Uriel Paniagua, Evan Pope, Charlie Martin**, Tyler Britton, Chase Westfall*, Austin McCanless, Akshar Patel* Not Pictured: Sawyer Stinnett* and Ethan Young *AP Scholar with Honor ** AP Scholar with Distinction

Dalton High School has broken its own record. This year, the school had 67 Advanced Scholars—the most in the school’s history. Last year, the school had 61 AP Scholars, a record number for the school at that time.

For the 2014 year, Dalton has 32 students who are currently students at the school, and the other 35 scholars graduated in May of this year.

Dalton High assistant principal Mona Howell said she is excited that the AP Program continues to grow and that the students continue to be successful in the program.

“The students who take our AP courses are highly motivated and welcome the academic challenge the program provides,” said Ms. Howell. “We are very pleased that more students are seeing the benefit of taking AP classes. Students recognize that the rigor of an AP class prepares them to be successful at the college level.”

To be an AP Scholar, students must get a score of three or higher on AP exams.

Ms. Howell said that taking 15 AP courses increases the chances of becoming a Scholar since there are more courses to choose from.

The AP Scholars will be honored by having their photos displayed in the lobby at DHS, and also by receiving a green AP Scholar cord to wear at graduation.

AP Scholars 2014

AP Scholars
Albert Adhya
Tyler Britton
Amie Coffey
Jesus Cortez
Maria Diaz
Lydia Fortuna
Bowen Halverson
Faith Harris
Sarah Knox
Dawei Liao
Alejandra Lopez
John A. McCanless
Emily Monroig
Erika Moreno
Uriel Paniagua
Christiana Parker
Lyndsey Parker
Martin Perez
Moises Ponce
Evan Pope
Awaz Yaseen
Ethan Young

AP Scholars with Honor
Ryan Harper
Macie Noles
Akshar Patel
Thomas Ridley
Salma Soliman
Rebecca Sprowl
Sawyer Stinnett
Chase Westfall
 

AP Scholar with Distinction
Josue Garza
Charles Martin

AP Scholars who graduated in May

AP Scholars
Nathan Bryant
Taylor Cope
Thomas Delay
Sam Dyer
Tyler Esters
Olga Fouche
Seth Gabriel
Andrea Garcia
Marion Hawkins
Lauren Hooie
David Jewell
Erik Loredo
Robert Mathis
Nicholas Nelson
Josh Newby
Emmaline Phinney
Brandon Pineda
Jose Rodriquez
Ben Southerland
Courtney White

With Honor
William Alderman
Jacob Brown
Omar Grimaldo
Uriel Martinez
John Rockholt
Laura Smith

With Distinction
Shazman Ali
Erin Farmer
Kathyrn Harbin
Leslie Herrera
Amanda Phan
Austin Richard
Luis Rosales
Josh Satterfield
Richard Virgo

Award Levels

AP Scholar
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

AP Scholar with Honor
Granted to students who receive 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.

AP Scholar with Distinction
Granted to students who receive 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.

State AP Scholar
Granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.

National AP Scholar
Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.


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