At the college level
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:57 am
The Messenger 10.30.08
Ben Woods, a recent graduate of Union City High School, has earned the AP Scholar Award in recognition of his exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
He qualified for the award by completing three or more AP Exams with a grade of 3 or higher on each exam.
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.
Only about 18 percent of the 1.6 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award.
The 37 different college-level exams are developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that the exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by many of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions.
AP is accepted by more than 90 percent of four-year institutions in the United States. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and higher graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
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Alexandra Burrow of South Fulton is a member of the largest-ever freshman class at Lipscomb University in Nashville.
She is a 2007 graduate of South Fulton High School.
At Lipscomb, Miss Burrow is one of 658 freshmen enrolled, making this the fourth consecutive year of freshmen enrollment increases at the university. Lipscomb broke the 3,000 enrollment mark for the first time in its 117-year history this fall. The official fall enrollment of 3,054 marks an 11.3 percent increase.
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Melissa Simpson of Kenton was recently named to the Dean’s List at West Tennessee Business College in Jackson.
Students named to the Dean’s List maintained a 95 or above average for the past enrollment period ending Oct. 16.
Alexandra Burrow, AP Scholar Award, Ben Woods, Lipscomb University, Melissa Simpson, West Tennessee Business College