Boise High student one of only 12 to receive perfect score on AP exam
Boise School District has said that A Boise High School student is one of only 12 students in the world to earn a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Microeconomics Exam. Samuel Faucher took the AP exam last May and earned 90 out of 90 points.
A total of 62,351 students worldwide took the AP Microeconomics Exam in the spring of 2012.
"We applaud Samuel for his hard work and congratulate him on this outstanding accomplishment," said Boise High School Principal Amy Kohlmeier. "We also recognize Samuel's AP teacher, Doug StanWiens, for his ability to engage students and enable them to excel in a college-level course."
"Sam is an incredibly gifted student in many areas, said StanWiens. Micro Economics can sometimes be quite challenging as a technical and difficult subject. However, Sam was able to quickly grasp the key concepts of the course. We worked well together last year and it obviously showed. Among the possible accomplishments in AP classes, earning a perfect score on an exam is undoubtedly the most difficult. Boise High is quite proud of Sam's accomplishments, as we are with all of our AP students who challenge themselves in taking difficult classes."
When he took the AP Microeconomics Exam, Faucher answered every multiple-choice question correctly and he earned full points on each of the essays in the free response section of the AP Microeconomics Exam. Faucher said he was surprised to learn he earned a perfect score.
"It's definitely exciting, and I feel fortunate," said Faucher. "But it's important to keep in mind that the body of information I learned from all of my teachers and from my friends is far more than a few hours of work, and far more important as well."
Faucher graduated from Boise High School in the spring of 2012 and is now a freshman attending Yale University studying to become a chemist or environmental engineer.