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Arlington Memorial HS announced AP scholars

ARLINGTON — Arlington Memorial High School Principal Tim Stewart announced that three 2017 graduates and four current AMHS students have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievements on the AP exams administered last spring.

Current students earning awards include seniors Katheryn Berger, Jamie Keel, Gracie Smith and Kaleigh Ward.

Recent AMHS graduates who earned AP honors include Jacob Smith (Ithaca College), Maggie Smith (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Jena Staab (University of Vermont).

"The success of these individuals is a testament to their personal achievement goals and the mission of academic excellence Arlington has for all students," Stewart said in a news release announcing the awards. "I want to thank the faculty for all they do to challenge and support each AMHS student."

The Scholar Awards are determined by The College Board, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity through programs such as the SAT and PSAT.

For more information about AMHS advanced placement courses, contact Stewart at or 802.375.2589.

BBA student is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton Academy student Tyler N. Jager has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this past week.

The program named about 16,000 semifinalists -- less than 1 percent of all U.S. high school seniors -- nationally. The semifinalists will have an opportunity to pursue one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, worth a total of $32 million, that will be offered next spring.


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