12 BHS students earn National Advanced Placement honors


Several Bellefontaine High School students have earned national accolades.

BHS recently received news that 12 of their students have been recognized for their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides students the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school.

AP exams are monitored by the College Board and administered worldwide. These very difficult tests are scored by the national board and students receive scores of 1 through 5. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for scores in at least the 3 or 4 range.

The College Board recognizes three levels of achievement based on students’ performances on AP exams.

One student qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction award. Senior Oliver Moreland received this recognition for scoring an average of at least a 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

2023 graduates Mason DeLong, Mekenzie Flora, Devin George, Landon Kelley, Donnie LaRoche, and Braelyn Wilcoxon were recognized as an AP Scholar with Honor for scoring an average of 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scored a 3 or higher on four or more of those exams.

Five students were recognized as AP Scholars for receiving a 3 or higher on at least three AP exams. Receiving this award were 2023 graduates Alexander Houser, Jack Hutchins, and Tierani Priest along with current seniors Julia Easton and Ella Kuba.

Bellefontaine City Schools Gifted Coordinator Angie Horvath said, “Advanced Placement courses provide the opportunity for our students to be exposed to the necessary rigor that enables them to be successful at the collegiate level. BHS offered its first AP course on our campus in 1981. We are very proud of these students for taking on the extra challenge of an advanced placement course and thriving in this long-standing program.”