MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The Mobile County Public School System is proud to announce that 144 of their students have been named AP scholars. That means those students earned at least a 3 out of 5 on at lease three Advanced Placement exams.
Baker High School had the most, with 49 AP scholars. They were followed by Davidson High School with 33, and Murphy High School with 30.
Three of the AP scholars talked about how the exams better prepared them for college.
“It was definitely pretty challenging and really required a lot of, like, studying and hard work, but it definitely paid off. Thanks to AP I’m entering Auburn four credit hours short of being a junior,” said Casey Phillips, going to Auburn University.
“The AP exams were definitely a challenge, especially if you’re taking more than three at a time. But with all the help from the teachers and if you just prepare hard enough, you can do well. It’s a great payoff in the end when you see all of your scores,” said Kevin Aria, going to University of South Alabama.
“The tests were difficult, but with enough preparing and with the help of my teachers and my parents, I was able to apss them. And now it’s an honor to get this award,” said Mohamed E-Sharkh, going to University of South Alabama.
In the spring of 2014, more than 1,500 Mobile County students took more than 2,700 Advanced Placement exams.