Students show bright side
A north-side Thunder Bay high school has a national Advanced Placement scholar after several dozen students wrote international exams.
Peter Shannon of Hammarskjold High School wrote five exams and scored the highest level possible on each one, says the Lakehead School Board.
Shannon was one of 33 students who wrote the 2013 Advanced Placement Examinations in May. Thirty-two of these exams scored a Level 3 or higher which qualifies a student to earn a credit or advanced standing in university. Of these 24 students, six have been given special recognition by the college board for their outstanding performance on multiple exams.
The Hammarskjold AP scholars include Jonathan Brownlee, David Ek, Miranda Mellerup, Emma Tranter and Marie Wood (AP Scholar with Distinction).
Advanced Placement credits allow AP students to graduate faster, complete a double major or enrich their university course selection by taking more electives. AP students arrive at university well prepared and will have already experienced university level work and exams. The solid grounding provided by the AP program allows students to attain and retain scholarships, the board said.