WHEREAS, the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school which, with successful performance on the end-of-course AP Exams, potentially qualifies them to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both at colleges and universities worldwide; and
WHEREAS, the College Board annually grants the academic distinction of AP State Scholar to one male AP student and one female AP student in each state and the District of Columbia with grades of 3 or higher on a five-point scale on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average grade–at least 3.5–on all AP Exams taken; and
WHEREAS, in 2007, more than 1.3 million high school students in more than 16,000 secondary schools took more than 2.3 million AP Exams, and only 106 students nationwide earned the academic distinction of AP State Scholar; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer M. Berry, a recent graduate of Virgil I. Grissom High School, Huntsville City School System, took an AP Exam in the 2006-07 school year:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby commend Jennifer M. Berry, a graduate of Virgil I. Grissom High School in the Huntsville City School System, for earning the distinction of AP State Scholar and for being one of only two Alabama high school students to receive this honor in the 17th annual AP State Scholar Awards, which recognize exemplary college-level achievement on Advanced Placement Program Examinations.
Done this 8th day of November 2007