By Renee Shannon, Communications Intern
Big grins ruled the day during an AP Celebration Friday, Sept. 8, at Nelson County High School honoring students who earned passing scores on the Advanced Placement exams taken this past spring.
Each student received $100 for each score of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam. A score of 3 or above, with 5 the highest score possible, earned college credit for the course.
NCHS is part of the Advance Kentucky program that works with schools to increase the number of students taking AP courses. This year is the first of three that Advance Kentucky plans to use the $100 reward as an incentive for students to work hard to pass the AP test.
In all, 54 NCHS students earned a 3 or above on the exams, netting them $6,100 for their efforts.
With their checks are, kneeling, from left, Marly Walls, Brelayne Clutts, Laurel Philpott, Rebekah Chase Stevens, Myra Bledsoe, Connor Cecil, and Michael Riley. From left, standing, are Jonathan Bowen, Vikas Patel, Joseph Bautista, Awstin Pentecost, Jackson Boone, Keegan Watts, Jack Lewis, Larkin Williams, Savannah Jackson, Austin McCandless, Jessica Seawater, Nathaniel Fell, Luigi Penza, Clayton Moore, and Michael Riley.
Also earning checks but not present for the photo were Abigail Briney, Parker Carwile, Tyler Chesser, Joseph Clark, Carly Davis, Macy Hagan, Kira Harmon, Kelsie Head, Cheyenne Kessinger, Hannah Lee, Clayton Lyons, Connor McGuffin, Jordan Richardson, Rebecca Risner, John Roby, Tristan Rogers, Whitney Seigle, Kaylea Smathers, Luke Wathen, Logan Womack, Elizabeth Barnett, Nathan Bugg, Savannah Cooper Reynols, Kaylee Morris, Joseph Newton, Lizbeth Rojas-Gibbs, John Waltz, Brandon Wells, Kaitlyn Wilson, Abigail Hahn, Stanley Williams, Patricia Briney, and Cassidy Keeling.