During assemblies at North Pulaski, Jacksonville and Mills University Studies high schools last week, students were handed money for high achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
Through a grant funded by the Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science (AAIMS), as an incentive for achieving superior scores (a score of 3, 4 or 5) on English, math and science AP tests administered at the end of last school year, students were individually recognized and received $100 for each score.
The grant-funded program is intended to address the nation's greatest economic threats: the declining number of students who are prepared for rigorous college courses in math, science and English.
NORTH PULASKI HIGH
North Pulaski High School (Jacksonville) had 17 winners. Those who were juniors last year received their awards on Thursday. Principal Jeff Senn challenged students who will take the test this year to put North Pulaski at the top of the list of the 37 Arkansas schools chosen to compete in the AAIMS three-year incentive program. The 17 winners received a total of $2,300. They are: Katelyne Burnside, John Collie, Robert Darrington, Neal Graham, Taylor Hodge, Haley Hudson, Maitland Hurley, Christopher Laxton, Amanda Lopez, Nicholas Maier, Shalia Mathenia, Justin Moore, Julie Mullen, David Rodgers, Jordan Sereal, Laura Spell and Lindsey Walker.
Ten JHS students were honored and a received a money incentive for their outstanding academic achievement in the total amount of $1,000. They are: Kayla West, Hannah Shellito, Sara Rabun, Asia Mason, Adam Hargis, James Taylor, William Miller, Whitney House, Alexis House and Kaitlyn Ford.
In addition, The Wilson Charitable Trust presented a certificate and a monetary incentive to those students who similarly cored a 3 or better on the 2011-2012 Advanced Placement Exams outside of the AAIMS program.
MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES HIGH
There were 127 qualifying scores by students at Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School in Little Rock. Seventy-three students received a total of $12,700! The list of the winners is: Serra Alland, Brittany Austin, Billy Austin, Brandon Bagwell, Abigail Beard, Darius Bonds, Nickolas Brooks, Janay Brown, Harrison Cecil, Rhyan Colding, Minh Dang, Trung Dang, Brandon Davis, Conner Douglas, Logan Duck, Emily Dutton, Brianna Fields, Cortland Fleming, Alyssa Frazier, Brenden Gammill, Alexa Gates, Morgan Gill, Reagan Graham, Ian Hall, Kenneth Hamilton, Daniel Han, Kelley Hansberry, Braden Harris, Jordan Hazen, Ketelyn Heil, Violet Hein, Madison Hibbs, John Hoganson, Alexandra Houchen, LaShalla Humphrey, DeeAundra Ingram, Tucker Johnson, Nathan Jones, Ambreona Kelley, Jeannie Kuang-Nguyen, Mary Lindsey, Alex Long, Isabelle Lykens, Jennifer Martin, Hunter Matthews, Taylor McKie, Donovan Montgomery, Aaron Oh, Joo Oh, Hayley Paddock, Thoren Paulson, Tiara Peters, Kara Quaid, T'Neria Ransom, Taylor Reilmann, Christina Repaal, Carlantha Roberts, Austin Robinson, Savannah Ross, Alexzandrea Rowe, Aariana Sanders, Yancy Schrader, Rafael Segura, John Taylor, Cody Vaughn, Brandon Wade, Kahlil Wade, Michael Warrick, Danny Webb, Jason White, David Wilson, Wilson Wise, Christopher You.
In addition, The Scholars Program at Mills U.S. also awarded students $50 for scores of 3, 4 or 5 on social studies AP exams.