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More Than 30 Grads, Seniors Earn AP Capstone Diploma or Certificate

Congratulations to 34 of EMS ISD’s most recent graduates and current seniors for earning an Advanced Placement® (AP®) Capstone Diploma or Research Certificate. To receive this distinguished honor, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams. The number of EMS ISD recipients has quadrupled since the district first began offering Capstone classes in the 2018-2019 school year. Congratulations to these EMS ISD scholars:

Boswell High School

  • Zackary Adama, 2021 graduate
  • Mallori Bland, 2021 graduate
  • Meghan Hester, 2021 graduate
  • Eliza Ramos, 2021 graduate
  • Koen Rankin, 2021 graduate
  • Emmons Ratliff, 2021 graduate
  • Avery Robertson, 2021 graduate
  • Christine Ward, senior
  • Colton Warren, 2021 graduate
  • Aria Welch, 2021 graduate

Chisholm Trail High School

  • Madeline Barajas, 2021 graduate
  • Jenna Busby, 2021 graduate
  • Jennifer Campbell, senior
  • Colby Castleberry, 2021 graduate
  • Hannah Felder, 2021 graduate
  • Emma Fritchen, 2021 graduate
  • Kayli Jones, senior
  • Mohima Mahi, 2021 graduate
  • Jasmine Ramirez, 2021 graduate
  • Marvin Ramos, 2021 graduate
  • Joceline Roeper, senior
  • Jaxson Spears, 2021 graduate

Saginaw High School

  • Mariah Carter, 2021 graduate
  • Derek Chaney, 2021 graduate
  • Jacob Estes, 2021 graduate
  • Kennedy Love, 2021 graduate
  • Leah Ramirez, 2021 graduate
  • Adam Tucker, 2021 graduate

“We are proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of students who participated in the AP Capstone Diploma™ program, and we continue to look forward to providing students with opportunities to explore their passions while building college-level academic and collaboration skills,” said Lori Mabry, EMS ISD Advanced Academics Coordinator. 

The AP Capstone Diploma program allows students to develop critical thinking, research, and presentation skills, both individually and as a team. Students conduct academic research on topics of personal interest in two interdisciplinary courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. 

The College Board Advanced Placement Program gives students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school. A 3 or higher on an AP Exam has multiple benefits for students, including earning college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP Exams, saving them time and money. Research shows AP students are better prepared for and more likely to enroll and remain in college, do well in classes, and earn their degrees on time. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams align their high standards.