RESOLUTION IN RECOGNITION OF ARI B. FRIEDMAN, 2002 ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATE SCHOLAR
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 and/or advanced placement at colleges and universities worldwide; and
WHEREAS, the College Board annually grants AP State Scholars Awards to the top male AP student and to the top female AP student in each state and the District of Columbia for grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, with an average grade of at least 3.5 or higher on all AP Exams taken; and
WHEREAS, in 2002 more than 900,000 high school students in 14,000 secondary schools worldwide took more than 1.5 million AP Exams, and only 102 students nationwide received AP State Scholars Awards:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby commend Ari B. Friedman, a student at Mountain Brook High School, for earning the distinction of AP State Scholar and for being one of only two students in Alabama to receive this honor during 2002 in recognition of exemplary college-level achievement on Advanced Placement Program Examinations.