Nebraska’s two newest AP scholars attend schools that are just five miles away from each other.
They are among 108 students in the country to receive the honor for 2016, according to the Nebraska Department of Education.
The College Board, which administers the advanced placement (AP) exams, recognizes the students for having scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP exams and the highest average scores ? 3.5 or higher on a 5-point scale ? on all exams taken.
The awards are presented annually to one male student and one female student from each state.
This year, 2.6 million students at 22, 000 high schools took 4.7 million AP exams.
Students received a score of 3 or higher on nearly 60 percent of these exams.
That qualifies them for college credit and/or advanced placement at colleges and universities.