Fort Atkinson High School AP computer science students saluted

Daily Union: Fifteen students from Fort Atkinson High School were announced Thursday night as recipients of the Ed Karrels Advanced Placement Computer Science Scholarship.

The students were recognized during the School District of Fort Atkinson Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting.

The $1,000 scholarships — administered by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation — are awarded to each and every student who passes the Computer Science Advanced Placement class at Fort Atkinson High School and the Computer Science AP test with a score of 3, 4 or 5 no later than three months after passing the class, along with plans to continue his or her education either at a college or technical school.

“The highlights for this year are that we had the highest pass rate for the AP Computer Science exam ever at Fort Atkinson High School with 94 percent, and the greatest number of students, 15, passing the AP Computer Science exam ever at Fort Atkinson High School,” computer science teacher Dean Johnson remarked. “Even though (historically) we’ve had a very successful pass rate, this year (fellow teacher) Aaron (Chamberlain) knocked it out of the park.”

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