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AP US History (Mr. Holthaus) Sam Reid has been one of the sharpest students in AP United States History this year. Not only does he consistently earn a spot on the “High Score Board,” but he has also developed quite the analytical repertoire. He synthesizes themes from different time periods, supports his thesis statements clearly with evidence, and parses primary sources like a champ. The dude has got some serious skills. One of my favorite things about Sam is that he often mouths/whispers the answers to questions during lecture because he wants other students to have the chance to answer. Obviously, Sam understands the immense value of humility, hard work, and intellectual curiosity.
AP Psychology (Mr. Holthaus) Avery Prescott is, perhaps, the hardest working student between my two AP Psychology sections this year. He regularly shows up early to ask clarifying questions, completes extra optional assignments, and attends every single review session with questions prepared from the review guide. Over the past several months, his hard work has paid off with high scores on assessments and greater confidence participating in class discussion. When I assign groups for in-class activities, I know that I can always count on Avery to be an asset to his group because of his winning smile, immense content knowledge, and kind demeanor.
AP Seminar (Mr. McDonald) While most of my students are deserving of praise, Marie Caiola stands out. Her research paper this quarter was one of the most well-researched and thoughtful pieces submitted and she ended the second quarter with the highest grade of all of my students. More importantly, she regularly participates in class, works very well with others, and truly represents the expectations of the AP Capstone framework.
AP Government & Politics (Mr. McDonald) Campbell Thomas and Samantha Richard represent the very best of my course. While they have the highest grades, they are leaders in discussion, active participates in class, exceed every academic expectation in front of them. Additionally, they maintain an intellectual curiosity held by few of their peers.