RHS students earn cash awards for AP success

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

Russellville High School was accepted as part of the Advance KY initiative last year, which is designed to help our students be better prepared for Advanced Placement classes and exams for English, science and math. As a result of student participation and teacher training, RHS had more students enrolled in AP classes last year and more students make passing scores overall on the exams.

One aspect of Advance KY is to reward students monetarily for making passing scores. In the last week, the students shown in the accompanying picture received those reward checks from Advance KY. Each student is rewarded with $100 for each passing score with some students receiving up to $200 each for their scores.

Overall, the RHS students earned a combined total of $1,400 for their hard work and scores. “But ultimately what they gained by participating in these AP classes will be far more valuable to them than that,” says Principal Kim McDaniel. I also want to commend the other students who worked diligently throughout the year in other AP classes and on these exams. The benefits of taking more rigorous, challenging classes will certainly help when these students begin their college careers.”

Pictured, from left, are Trey Farlee, Jeffrey Fox, Sydney Herndon, Ethan Mullen, Emilie Gill, Jason Fox, Kelsey Patterson and Wesley Stratton. Not pictured—Phillip Crawford and Chelsea Jenkins.

McDaniel concludes, “Congratulations to these students and their teachers, for it is truly a joint effort between the two to have this type of success.”

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