St. Amant celebrates AP success

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Angelle Naquin

St. Amant High School students are no strangers to success, but recently 15 Gators have distinguished themselves academically by qualifying for the Advanced Placement School Scholar Award. This prestigious award is granted to students who have earned a score of 3.0 or higher on at least three separate AP exams.

AP classes require students to study and master college-level materials. Exams are given in May of each school year, and students are typically required to score a 3.0 or higher in order to earn college credit. Earning AP credit in three or more courses is a huge accomplishment that requires dedication and determination from students. St. Amant High proudly holds these students as the epitome of academic excellence!

St. Amant High AP Scholars are Blythe Babin, Tyler Bates, Paige Ellis, Alexander Faulkner, Caje Fredrick, Truvie Ficklin, Jamie Keller, Sarah Lawrence, Kaitlyn Nassar, and Hannah Porrier.

In addition to these students, St. Amant also had several students earn additional honors from AP. Rebecca Badon, Ethan Burnett, Hannah Hernandez, and Angelle Naquin were named as AP Scholar with Honors. This distinction is held by students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3.0 or higher on four or more exams.

Achieving the level of AP Scholar with Distinction is Ms. Jennie Delatte. Ms. Delatte received this high honor by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3.0 or higher on five or more of these exams. St. Amant High proudly holds Ms. Delatte as a prime example of Success Through Actions!

St. Amant offers AP classes in a variety of subjects, and through a partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative, teachers and students now have the resources needed to achieve these levels of success. The NMSI initiative, funded through a grant provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provides training and supplies for teachers, as well as monetary incentives for students and teachers who achieve college credit. St. Amant is currently in the second year of its partnership with NMSI.

St. Amant High congratulates the outstanding academic achievement of all of our AP students!