RESOLUTION IN RECOGNITION OF ELSPETH A. BENNETT, 2003 ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATE SCHOLAR
WHEREAS, the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school which, with successful performance on the end-of-course AP Exams, potentially qualifies them to receive college credit and/or advanced placement at colleges and universities worldwide; and
WHEREAS, the College Board annually grants the academic distinction of AP State Scholar to the top male AP student and to the top female AP student in each state and the District of Columbia for grades of three or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams and the highest average grade on all AP Exams taken; and
WHEREAS, in 2003 more than one million high school students in 14,000 secondary schools took more than 1.7 million AP Exams, and only 102 students nationwide earned the academic distinction of AP State Scholar:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby commend Elspeth A. Bennett, a graduate of Mountain Brook High School, for earning the distinction of AP State Scholar and for being one of only two Alabama high school students to receive this honor in 2003 in recognition of exemplary college-level achievement on Advanced Placement Program Examinations.