Massachusetts AP Day at the Statehouse

On Tuesday, March 5, AP students from Agawam High School were invited by the College Board to join a group of over 140 AP students from five school districts across the state to participate in the first Massachusetts AP Day at the Massachusetts State House. 

Students met with various state senators, representatives, and their aides to request continuing funding for AP programs across the state and equity in college credits at state colleges and universities for AP scores earned.

  • Suffolk University hosts a breakfast before students head off to their legislative meetings.
  • Students walking from Suffolk University to meet members of the Massachusetts Legislature at the State House.
  • Lt. Governor Karyn Polito presents the citation for AP Day to Agawam student Gwendolyn Payne.
  • Over 140 students from across the Commonwealth gather at the State House to celebrate AP Day with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.
  • Students from Agawam gather on the grand staircase for a group photo.
  • Lt. Governor Karyn Polito address the students telling them “The greatest gift you have been given is your education.”  She encouraged them to challenge themselves and become active participants in Massa‚Ķ more
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    Lt. Governor Karyn Polito address the students telling them “The greatest gift you have been given is your education.”  She encouraged them to challenge themselves and become active participants in Massachusetts’ economic future.

  • Agawam students meet with Rep. David LeBeouf to discuss issues related to Advanced Placement courses.
  • Agawam students meet with Rachel, an aide in Sen. Donald Humason’s office, to discuss more funding to help pay for AP exams and continue the Saturday Study Sessions.
  • The young women of Agawam pose for a picture, and caption it on Twitter, “#APDay  AP women in power!”
  • One of the four groups of Agawam students that met with Massachusetts Legislature stop to take a picture on the grand staircase before heading to lunch.