Higley High seniors Wyatt Woffinden and Katherine Nguyen, both 17, are part of an elite group of students in Arizona.
The two join Higley High graduates Brooke Lindsey, AnaLisa Ortiz, Brian Ray and Abhiram Tadepalli as National AP Scholars, the most ever for the Gilbert School.
The students earned the recognitions from the results of the AP (Advanced Placement) exams they took during their high school careers.
AP classes taught at both Higley and Williams Field High Schools in the Higley Unified School District are rigorous and on level with college and university course work. The district offers two dozen AP titles.
Colleges and universities across the country offer credit to students who perform well on the exams – most often to those who earn a 4 or 5 (the highest score possible).
The National AP Scholar distinction is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams, and scores of 4 or 5 on eight or more of the exams.