Lindbergh AP, IB students honored by board

The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education recently recognized 91 Lindbergh High School Advancement Placement Award winners and nine 2009 International Baccalaureate Diploma recipients.

Among the 91 AP Award winners were:

• Thirty-eight AP Scholars, who completed three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher on a five-point scale.

• Twenty-nine AP Scholars with Honor, who earned an average score of 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and a 3 or higher on four or more exams.

• Twenty-four AP Scholars with Distinction, who earned an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more exams.

• Three National AP Scholars, who earned an average grade of 4 or higher on all AP exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more exams.

“We are extremely proud of the number of LHS students who perform so well on the AP Exams, which has continued to rise over the last 10 years,” Irv Mueller, district honors coordinator, stated in a news release. “It is a real tribute to the teachers and students who work so hard.”

About 18 percent of the nearly 1.7 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at an AP Scholar Award level. At Lindbergh High, 457 students took AP exams in 2009.

The nine IB recipients honored by the board include: Andrew Brimer, Kathleen Black, Sienna Combs, Miriam Efken, Ryan Higgins, James Koppel, Andrew Lorey, Audrey Raymond and David Xiong.

The IB program at Lindbergh is less test-focused than AP, and aims more toward encouraging students to take academic risks and excel in critical thinking.