4 students cited for achievement in placement tests

NEIGHBORS

October 31, 1994|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

Four North County High School students have been named AP Scholars by the College Board for their exceptional achievement in the college-level Advanced Placement Examinations.

The AP Scholars are Matthew Lentz, Christina Spiker, Timothy Valenta and Hue Yoon. They qualified for the award by completing three or more exams with grades of 3 or higher.

About 10 percent of the country's graduating seniors have taken one or more AP Examination. Only about 12 percent of the more than 459,000 students who took the examinations in May performed at a sufficiently high level to merit such recognition.

The exams are graded on a 5-point scale, with 5 as the highest. Most of the nations' colleges and universities award credit or placement, or both, for grades of 3 or higher, and more than 1,300 institutions award a year of credit to students with a sufficient number of qualifying grades. There are 29 AP Examinations offered in 16 disciplines, each consisting of multiple-choice and essay or problem-solving questions.

The College Board is a national nonprofit association.

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Yes, Virginia, there really is a 1994 Christmas House Tour in Linthicum.

Seven houses, a chapel and the train station will be open for a candlelight tour from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 8. The cost is $10 in advance and $12 the day of the tour. Information: Delores Schuman at 789-7546.

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