On behalf of the faculty, administration and trustees of Foxcroft, I congratulate these students for challenging themselves in their academic course work and for their achievement on these national exams. Foxcroft, however, goes beyond preparing students to succeed on tests. Our Advanced Placement
MIDDLEBURG, Va. (PRWEB) September 23, 2020
Two Foxcroft School students achieved the rare status of National Scholar to lead a group of 25 girls who earned 2020 AP Scholar Awards from the College Board for outstanding achievement on Advanced Placement Exams taken last spring.
Current senior Scarlett Dong and Class of 2020 graduate Kenzie Green, who attends the University of Virginia, were among a select group named National AP Scholars. This is the fifth consecutive year that the girls boarding school in Virginia has had National Scholars, who must achieve an average grade of at least 4 (out of 5) on all AP Exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of the tests.
A total of 14 current seniors and 11 members of the Class of 2020 earned AP Scholar designations. This is the 17th consecutive year that the number of AP Scholars at Foxcroft has reached double-digits, a testament to the academic excellence fostered at the School.
Scarlett and Kenzie were joined by three current seniors — Betsy Altenburger, Julia Clark, and Moni Corona Perera — and six members of the Class of 2020: Tam Le (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Nell Nicastro (Cornell University), Mimi Suh (University of Virginia), Maya Yuan (University of Rochester), Bella Zhang (University College London), and Cassie Zhang (Boston College) in receiving AP Scholar with Distinction awards, given for achieving an average of at least 3.5 on all exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on at least five of them.
AP Scholars with Honor awards, given when a student scores of 3 or better on at least four tests with an average of 3.25 on all exams taken, were received by four current seniors — Hayden Eskew, Tami Famewo, Rose Uran, and Eunice Yang — and four members of the Class of 2020: Helena Bridwell (Iowa State University), Shea Hogan (Occidental College), Ellie Porte (American University), and Leslie Wang (University of California, San Diego).
Six current seniors received AP Scholar recognition by scoring 3 or higher on three or more AP exams — Claire Healy, Susannah Manucy, Bianca McNeely, Dami Ogunmola, Gracie Schriner, and Mackenzie Werner.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement program provides academically prepared students with an opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit or advanced standing in classes for successful performances on AP exams. The exams are graded on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the highest.
"On behalf of the faculty, administration and trustees of Foxcroft, I congratulate these students for challenging themselves in their academic course work and for their achievement on these national exams. Foxcroft, however, goes beyond preparing students to succeed on tests. Our Advanced Placement courses enhance a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that prepares students to learn and lead in college and beyond. Each one of these outstanding students contributes in significant ways outside of the classroom to the extra curricular life of the school through community service, club and organization leadership, athletics and the arts." ~ Cathrine S. McGehee, Foxcroft Head of School
Photo Caption: Current Foxcroft seniors, top (L to R): Betsy Altenburger (Purcellville), Julia Clark (Herndon), Monica Corona Perera (Mexico), Scarlett Don (China), Hayden Eskew (Upperville), Tami Famweo (Ashburn), Claire Healy (Ohio); bottom (L to R): Susannah Manucy (South Carolina), Bianca McNeely (West Virginia), Dami Ogunmola (Maryland), Gracie Schriner (Kentucky), Rose Uran (Middleburg), Mackenzie Werner (California), and Eunice Yang (China)