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Many local students honored for AP work
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Forsyth County News
High schools by the numbers

Forsyth Central
* 25 scholars
* 10 scholars with honor
* 3 scholars with distinction

West Forsyth
* 50 scholars
* 15 scholars with honor
* 9 scholars with distinction

South Forsyth
* 192 scholars
* 34 scholars with honor
* 52 scholars with distinction
* 7 national AP scholars: Britney Broscher, Aleksandra Dabrowska, Christian Ewers, Catherine Knotts, Sean Malone, Alexander Northover and David Sanders

North Forsyth
* 36 scholars
* 15 scholars with honor
* 20 scholars with distinction
* 3 national AP scholars: Andrew Martin, Christopher Parson and Julia Pinholster

Select students at four Forsyth County high schools were recognized for exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement, or AP, exams last school year.

The awards, presented by the College Board Advanced Placement Program, went to about 18 percent of the nearly 1.7 million students worldwide who took the exams.

In total, 303 local students received the AP scholar designation for tests taken last school year. Seventy-four students were named scholars with honor.

“We are pleased to have students at each of our high schools recognized with AP Scholar Awards,” said Forsyth County Superintendent Buster Evans.

“These students have demonstrated excellence in college-level achievement through high performance on AP courses and exams.”

Students who pass AP exams receive college credit for courses taken during their high school career.

The AP scholar award is given to students who complete at least three exams with a score of 3 or higher, which is required to receive college credit.

Scholars with honors must have an average score of at least 3.25 on all exams and a 3 or higher on at least four exams.

Scholars with distinction, of which Forsyth County had 84,  must have at least a 3.5 average on all exams taken and at least a 3 on five or more exams.

National scholars are given to American students who receive at least a 4 average on all exams taken and scores of at least 4 on eight or more exams.

Forsyth County had 10 national AP scholars.

South Forsyth High School had the strongest local showing.

Rebecca Deurlein, the school's AP coordinator, said South students took more than 1,000 AP exams last year.

"South has a reputation for challenging students with rigorous courses and high expectations," she said.

Students who took the exams “invariably will be well-prepared for college."