Gov. presents Park City HS with trophy as top AP school

Gov. Herbert awarded Park City High School as the top Advanced Placement school in the state. The award is given to the school with the highest percentage of the student body that earns advanced placement credits. This is the second consecutive year PCHS has claimed the title.

The governor presented the students with a traveling trophy, though it hasn’t traveled outside of Park City yet. The trophy is a 100-year-old book of the history of Utah, mounted on a wooden base.

After presenting the award, Gov. Herbert, his education advisor, Tamy Pyfer, and Charlie Lansche of Prosperity 2020 held an open discussion with the top 50 AP students at PCHS. The discussion ranged from the importance of school counselors, to the benefit of taking advanced classes, to comparing the level of educational rigor in Utah to that of other states.

“It’s always great to hear directly from the students,” said Gov. Herbert. “They are the ones who best understand where we can improve to help them learn and to be ready to compete as they move on to college and eventually into the workplace. I’m always impressed when I meet with Utah students.”