Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Dr. Veronica C. García www.ped.state.nm.us
Secretary of Education
Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release: October 18, 2005
Robert T. Cordwell from Manzano High School, and Madeline S.
Tiee from Los Alamos High School are among 106 students nationwide to receive
this honor. Cordwell is continuing his
educational studies at Cal Tech and Tiee is a student at
“Robert and Madeline are the top Advanced Placement students
in the state and serve as examples of where we want all of students to be,”
said Governor Richardson. “We all wish
them success in their college studies and encourage them to return to
Education Secretary Dr. Veronica C. Garcia will honor the
students at the November 18 meeting of the Public Education Commission in
This is the fifteenth annual granting of AP State Scholar
Awards. These awards are earned by one
female and one male student in each
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offer students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. In 2005, more than one million high school students in more that 15,000 secondary schools worldwide took more than 2.1 million AP Exams. On almost two-thirds of these exams, students received grades of 3 or higher on a 5-point scale, which potentially qualifies them for credit, advanced placement, or both, at colleges and universities worldwide.
Eighty-six public high schools in
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