|Miss Hall's School Announces AP Scholars|
|12:18PM / Wednesday, October 04, 2017|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School announces that 37 of its students, including 25 recent graduates and 10 local students, have been named by the College Board as AP Scholars, in recognition of their exceptional achievements on the 2017 Advanced Placement Exams.
The AP Scholar designation means that the students earned a 3 or better — using a 5-point grading system — on three or more of the rigorous AP Exams, which are administered in May. This year, 81 MHS students sat for 172 exams in 23 subject areas, and 92 percent of those exams earned qualifying scores, according to the College Board, which oversees the AP program.
Local students recognized as AP Scholars with Distinction are, from the Class of 2017, Hayden Gillooly of Williamstown, now attending Williams College; Sally Nason of Lee, now at the University of California, Los Angeles; and Jacquline Rich of North Adams, now at Mount Holyoke College. The AP Scholar with Distinction designation means that these students earned an average grade of 3.5 or more on all AP exams and grades of 3 or better on five or more exams.
Local students recognized as AP Scholars with Honor are current senior Elizabeth Tagliaferro of Pittsfield; and, from the Class of 2017, Rachel Freedman of East Chatham, N.Y., now attending George Washington University; Gabriela Keator of Lenox, now at Saint Louis University; Mikala L'Hote of Pittsfield, now at at Bard College; and MacKenzie O'Brien of Windsor, now at Marist College. The AP Scholars with Honor designation means that they earned an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or better on four or more of those exams.
Local students recognized as AP Scholars are, from the Class of 2017, Grace Guachione of Pittsfield, now attending Saint Anselm College; and Marianne Vormer of Philmont, N.Y., now at American University. The AP Scholar designation is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or better on 3 or more AP Exams.
Additionally, named as National AP Scholar was Julia Baron of New York, N.Y., and now attending Brown University. The designation is 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 better on eight or more of these exams.