DHS announces AP Scholar Award winners
Students at Durango High School have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on AP exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both.
These 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: Kari Bjorlin, Sarah Bolton, Kiki Brown, Chance Costello, Alden Derck, Morgen Dorsey, Kelli Fetchenhier, Tyler Gordon, Jacqueline Heinrich, Gabrielle Massone, RemyRussell and Alec Walecki.
These 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: Megan Barrett, Alena Egner, Sarah Ford, Aidan Graham, Will Jernigan, Miranda LaShell, Julia Lawton, Hannah Madden, Colin Marshall, Jenna Mulligan, JuliaNass, Tess Stapleton and Amanda Urban.
These students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher: John Bernazzani, Galen Blair, Isaiah Boyle, Chantel Fernandez, Taylor Graham, Nicole Hanson, Lindsey Jankowski, Cory Kerns, Margaret Lieb, Jennifer Mason, Chelsea McSparren, Kyle Odin, Caleb Ontiveros,Cy Parker, Naomi Rodri, Carl Sallee, Blair Swearingen, Melanie Taylor, Jessica Thulston, Kalena Umbhau, Andrew Wilson and Sarah Zemach.
These sophomores and juniors have another year to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award: Galen Blair, Aidan Graham, Taylor Graham, Will Jernigan, Margaret Lieb, Jennifer Mason, Carl Sallee and Amanda Urban.
Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers. Most fouryear colleges in the United States provide credit or advanced placement for qualifying examscores.
Rachel Watkins to study abroad
Rachel Watkins of Pagosa Springs was accepted to Central College Abroad’s study-abroad program in Vienna, Austria, for the spring 2012 semester.
Central College Abroad is a university-based study-abroad provider for undergraduate students from colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The program offers semester, yearlong and summer study-abroad programs at nine sites worldwide and operates out of Central College in Pella, Iowa.
Animas Valley announces Huskies
Animas Valley Elementary School named these students Huskies of the Week for showing curiosity: Lyle Huff, Sam Lynch, Julian Delling, Andre DiGiacomo, Ceci Mino, Sage Frontella, and Niki Hansen’s second- and third-grade reading group: Braxton, Landon, Rowan, Essie, Ryan J., Clara, Noah, Paul, Ava M., Fernanda, Josie and Robert.