Several Washougal High School students have been recognized for their scholastic achievements this fall.
Alexander Maxa has been awarded Semifinalist status in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. Alexander is among 16,000 Semifinalists and is one of the highest scoring entrants in Washington state.
Patrick McCarthy has been named a Commended Student in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. Patrick is one among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation to be recognized for his exceptional academic promise.
In addition, Patrick is a graduate of the 2010 Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency hosted by The Museum of Flight in Seattle. Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is a competitive educational program for high school juniors from across Washington state.
Patrick was among the 160 who qualified for the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency program from the 247 students who applied in November 2009. To qualify for the residency program, students spent six months studying a NASA-designed, distance-learning curriculum via the Internet. During the residency experience, students collaborated on the design of a human mission to Mars and participated in other hands-on engineering challenges while guided by professional engineers, scientists, university students and certified teachers.
Several Washougal High School students have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards on the basis of their outstanding academic performance on AP Exams.
Washougal High School has three AP Scholars: Natalie Hoyte, Cynthia Mace, and Haley Strohschein. These students have completed three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher.
Four WHS students have earned recognition as AP Scholar with Honor: Darcy Akers, Sarah Hess, Patrick McCarthy, and Shane Phillips. These students earned an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.Finally, WHS student Christopher Norton has earned the title of AP Scholar with Distinction. Chistopher qualified for this award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and by earning a score of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.