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Fauquier County Students Earn Recognition from College Board for AP Performance in 2023

Fauquier County Public Schools

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September 19, 2023

Phone (540) 422-7000


Fauquier County Students Earn Recognition from College Board for AP Performance in 2023


Nineteen Fauquier County Public School (FCPS1) students were named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars with Distinction in 2023. These students earned an average of 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of three or higher on five or more exams. Eleven FCPS students were named AP Scholars with Honor, as a result of earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of three or higher on four or more exams. Receiving scores of three or higher on three or more AP exams, eighty-nine FCPS students were designated AP Scholars. These groups included students from all three high schools within FCPS1.

First introduced nationally in 2016 and locally in 2018, AP Capstone has become one of The College Board’s fastest-growing programs. AP Capstone Diplomas were granted to the following FCPS1 Class of 2023 seniors (who earned scores of three or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP exams): James Bockman, Erin Irvin, Hayley Ponn, Megan Rude, and Nora Waide from Fauquier High School; Reagan Bausman, Graham Coughlan, and Alexis Leone from Kettle Run High School. Current Kettle Run High School senior, Massimo Manfra also earned this honor. In addition, AP Seminar and Research Certificates were awarded to fourteen Class of 2023 seniors, who earned scores of three or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research.

Click here for the entire list of names of FCPS students who earned AP honors from The College Board, which administers the AP program.

Advanced Studies and Fine Arts Supervisor for FCPS Ladona Gorham noted, “Our students continue to impress us with their willingness to challenge themselves through Advanced Placement courses. Achieving these honors is not easy, but our students and staff do a great job preparing for these exams and their hard work pays off.”