Como students did well on AP exams
The national Advanced Placement (AP) Exam results administered by the College Board were released over the summer and Como students earned hundreds of college credits. AP scores are categorized on a 5-point scale for each test taken in a specific subject, with colleges and universities generally awarding credit for scores of 3, 4 or 5. In total, 333 AP exams taken by Como students earned scores of 3 or higher. A number of students were awarded for their efforts.
AP Scholar status is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Como AP Scholars include Aiyana Aeikens, Kajsa Andersson, Mark Brenner, Jared Czech, Adina Degaetano, Arturo di Girolamo, Henrie Friesen, Isaac Harker, Mahad Hussein, Jacob Kingson, Georgie Kinsman, Andrei Konieczny, Lizzy Larson, Jackson Lee, Song Lee, Alice Lightfoot, Max Narvaez, Asia Nor, Celia Olson, Duane Pawlitschek, Trenton Phillippi, Bridget Proper, Serena Raths, Rachel Ruskin, Mario Sanchez-Lopez, Phillip Snoxell, Isak Stillwelljardin, Jack Swartz, Jade Walmann, Marie Wulff and Keleenah Yang.
The AP Scholar with Honor award is granted to students who earn an average score of 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Como AP Scholars with Honor include Theo Axtell-Adams, Eli Freberg, Eva Hanson, Hannah Lender, Anthony Phelps, Thomas Quinn, Ben Schafer, Antero Sivula, Emma Wallisch, Christian Berger, Stephen Boler, Dylan Brady, Lucas Carmichael-Tanaka, Noah Frese, Eleanor Harker, Mira Kammueller, Jackson Kerr, Joe McCune-Zierath, Jackson Muehlbauer, Vincent Portuese, Gabe Reynolds, Shyann Salverda, Josie Schermerhorn, Claire Spoonheim, Minna Stillwelljardin, Divine Uchegbu and Elianna Wiersma.
National AP Scholar is a distinction granted to students in the U.S. who earn an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Como’s National AP Scholars include Arlo Beckman, Elias Pattison, Hannah Rhee, Nate Stover and Dominic Wolters.
Grace Commers has earned the AP International Diploma, which is awarded to students who have scored 3 or higher on five or more AP exams in content areas incorporating world languages, world cultures, global perspectives, math and science, and are applying to schools outside of the U.S.
Como’s AP program continues to grow with more students opting to study rigorous courses of their choosing at the college level in more 20 courses taught by College Board-certified Como teachers.
French students traveled abroad
Como French students traveled to Belgium and France with Mademoiselle Patricia Teefy for two weeks of international discovery and cross-cultural exchange during the summer break. The trip was made possible in part by students receiving Xperitas Global Scholarships.
Some of the highlights included learning about the European Parliament in Brussels, taking a high-speed train to Paris, exploring museums such as the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, as well as monuments and historical landmarks. Eating Belgian waffles in Belgium was also a highlight.
The main component of the travel adventure was the weeklong family stay in the Atlantic coastal city of Nantes. Como students used their French and gained more confidence in the language as they shared daily life with their French hosts, doing everything from cooking a meal, to ocean swimming, to exploring the medieval castle of Nantes.
The Como traveling group members were Raiyne Adams, Dina Thoresen, Chloe Hollister-Lapointe, Willow Hollister-Lapointe, Serena Raths, Stephanie Nguyen, Jade Waldmann, LayLay Zan, Yocelin Martinez and Mario Sanchez-Lopez.