Maine students recognized as College Board state AP® scholars

The following is a news release from the Governor’s Office:

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul LePage announced today that two Maine high school students received the College Board State AP® Scholar awards based on their outstanding performance on the 2012 Advanced Placement® exams. Ethan N. Dininno, of Cape Elizabeth High School, and Mary M. Carmack, of John Bapst Memorial High School, are among 108 students nationwide to receive this honor.

“I would like to congratulate Mary and Ethan for earning this prestigious award,” said Gov. LePage. “They are incredibly capable students, and I see bright futures for them both. I hope that upon their graduation they will return to Maine and enter into our strengthening workforce.”

This is the 22nd annual celebration of state AP scholars. The College Board awards this distinction to the top male and female student from each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP exams taken.

The College Board’s AP program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP exams. Dininno and Carmack are studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, respectively.

Founded in 1900, the College Board is a not-for-profit organization that expands access to higher education. Today, their membership is made up of more than 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

For more information on the College Board’s AP Scholar Awards, visit: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/scholarawards.html.