AP® Scholars - 2011


GHS AP® Scholars Named

Six graduates of Grayling High School earned the designation of AP® Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Exams. Only 18 percent of the more than 1,900,000 high school students worldwide who took these exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of courses and exams taken.

Five GHS students qualified as AP Scholars, a designation given to those students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams: 

  • Peggy Curriston, daughter of Larry and Shirley Curriston, attends Ferris State University to earn a degree in pharmacy.
  • Richelle Grosskopf, daughter of Richard and Linda Grosskopf, attends Michigan Technological University to study civil engineering.
  • James Jimenez, son of Oscar Jimenez and Melody Kay Jimenez, is attending Central Michigan University to pursue a teaching degree.
  • Elizabeth Kengel, daughter of Marty and Tammy Kengel, is currently a freshman at Central Michigan University and plans to go into foreign affairs, communications or consulting.
  • Sara Trudgeon, daughter of Rene and Kathleen Trudgeon, is studying political science and pre-law at Northern Michigan University.

One student qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award, which is granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more AP Exams: 

  • Melissa Kocefas, daughter of Peter Kocefas and Cathy Czuba, is attending Ferris State University to earn a degree in optometry.

Grayling High School has offered AP classes since 1980. The first course offered was English Composition. Since that time, the program has expanded, and students are now able to take AP courses in art, biology, calculus, chemistry, English language and literature, U.S. History and European History. Students at GHS have also taken AP exams in French, Spanish, German, Human Geography and World History through independent study. To find out more about the Advanced Placement Program, you can visit its website.

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