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Estero Congratulates High School Students for Recent Recognition

Apr 12, 2018 12:28AM ● By Kevin

Jessica Walsh and Cody Hutcheson, Estero High School. Photo courtesy of Marilyn Edwards.

The Cambridge Assessment International Education recently recognized 45 Estero High School students for outstanding performance in the 2017 Cambridge examination series. The group was congratulated and presented proclamations by Mayor Jim Boesch, Vice-Mayor Bill Ribble and Council at the March 7 Village of Estero council meeting.

Cody Hutcheson, a junior, received the organization’s top grade in the United States for AS Sociology as well as Scholar Level with Merit, and senior Jessica Walsh was recognized at Scholar Level with Distinction. A list of all students receiving recognition is in the below PDF.

"There definitely was an air of excitement and pride in the room, shared by the students, parents, teachers, Council and those in the audience," said Marilyn Edwards, communications specialist of the Village of Estero, who was at the meeting. "It was very gratifying to see these accomplished young adults heading toward a bright future."

Some of the 45 Estero High School students recognized for outstanding performance in the November 2017 Cambridge examination series. Photo courtesy of Marilyn Edwards.

Every AICE/Cambridge exam that a student passes gives the student 3-4 college credits, the village's recap said.

In addition, most of these students have earned or will have earned an AICE/Cambridge Diploma, which guarantees them the highest level Bright Futures Award given by the State of Florida. This gives them full tuition and a $300 stipend for books.

Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning, its website says.

"The Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work."

Information about the Cambridge/AICE Diploma Program at Estero High School can be found here.