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Student Scholars & Recognition

For Immediate Release

                                                                                                           Date: November 3, 2017

            The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both from successful performance on the AP Exams.

In May 2017, 838 students completed AP exams. Collectively, students took 1,606 exams representing tests from the Arts, English, History and Social Sciences, Math and Computer Science, the Sciences, World Languages and Cultures, and AP Capstone. Lovejoy High School students continue to demonstrate excellent achievement, both in classroom performance, and through the College Board’s external validation.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. 274 students at Lovejoy High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

At Lovejoy High School, 22 students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are William Anderson, Diane Bao, Jason Bensmiller, Jonathan Bentley, Benjamin Buhse, Noah Corbitt, Elizabeth Hager, Eden Harris, Nicholas Heinrich-Barna, Zoe Kahana, Caleb Kwon, Marcus Mao, Brandon Merrill, Kennedy Miller, Lauren Payne, Miranda Perry, John Reaves, Pauline Roth, Thomas Rousey, Kyle Sorstokke, Brandon Su, and Anthony Tang.

110 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Amanda Aboujaoude, William Anderson*, Annabelle Archer, Ben Armistead, Noel Augustine, Diane Bao*, Grant Beard, Paige Becker, Samuel Bell, Jason Bensmiller*, Hope Bentley, Jonathan Bentley*, Joshua Blumenthal, Meghan Blumenthal, Lauren Bradshaw, Blaine Britton, Zachary Brown, Benjamin Buhse*, Evan Canter, Benjamin Carder, Connor Carnes, Taylor Carty, Andrew Chang, David Collyer, Noah Corbitt*, Chandler Crews, Griffin Davies, Bradley Davis, Natalie Demarest, Grant Dennis, Alyssa DeTorrice, Abhinav Devalla, Gabriella Diliegro, Brady Duke, Sarah Dunham, Caroline Dunleavy, Grant Durow, Meredith Ehlmann, Joshua Engler, Ethan Etchieson, William Godfrey, Thomas Greenwald, Jr. , Lindsay Haden, Elizabeth Hager*, Weston Hall, Hannah Hansen, Ethan Harper, Eden Harris*, Nathan Hartter, Nicholas Heinrich-Barna*, Luke Howell, Ariel Jacobs, Carly Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Noah Johnson, Zoe Kahana*, Shivani Kalavala, Keolakainoa Kawahigashi, Jerad King, Caleb Kwon*, Bretton Laboret, Lauren LaTour, Katrina Leslie, Samuel Ma, Marcus Mao*, Charles McCartney, Collin McCutcheon, Brandon Merrill*, Nils Meyers, Kennedy Miller*, Blake Motl, Christopher O’Leary, Hannah Ortega, Emma Overholt, Clay Parker, Lauren Payne*, Samuel Pekinpaugh, Miranda Perry*, Blake Pfaff, Nidhi Prakuzhy, Luke Prins, Autumn Purcell, John Reaves*, Courtney Reid, Amanda Rickett, Pauline Roth*, Anna Rouse, Thomas Rousey*, Elijah Ruhala, Jilian Sanders, Abbygail Schwendel, Caroline Smith, Nicholas Smith, Kevin Sorstokke, Kyle Sorstokke*, Ryan Spruell, Cameron Stapleton, Sophia Starnes, Katelyn Strand, Brandon Su*, Anthony Tang*, Dayton Thompson, Michaela Thompson, Holly Thomson, KelsieAnn Trank, Kennedy Trythall, James Vislosky, Alexandria Wingard, Jessica Wu, and Vivien Zhou.

*Denotes students that also meet National AP Scholar criteria

48 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Kaitlyn Abernathy, Jace Berryman, Rachel Bradley, Sloan Carevic, Katherine Carter, Joseph Cross, Kara Davis, Leo Dobson, Kalese Droge, Roger Fowler, Noelle Franz, Katherine Guo, Chloe Harris, Joshua Hoepner, Max Hooper, Shrijani Kongara, Leslie LaTour, Hannah Lawson, Olivia Long, Weston Ludlow, Ella Luebbe, Surya Manikhandan, Brice May, Matthew McLaren, Eric Miller, Kathryn Morgan, Ciera Otte, Nicholas Pitkin, Andrew Pottinger, Steven Prudhomme, Grace Purcell, Madeline Sessions, Fayyaz Shaikh, Jose Solis, Austin Spruell, Christopher Sun, Cameron Tarango, Anna Turner, Noah Van Hooser, Enrique Vega, Katherine Vo, Sarah Wallaert, Emily Weichel, Sydney Wong, Daniel Xue, Gianfranco Ybanez, Jordan Yoder, and James Zimmerman.

116 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Jason Abernathy, Aaron Bankes, Katherine Bardwell, Daniela Benigno, Katie Billingsley, Taite-Lynn Borozny, Alexander Bowen, Ryan Brands, Zachary Brooks, Abby Bryant, Carson Bryant, Emily Bryant, Ariana Buchanan, Paige Christiansen, Megan Cline, Jackson Diamond, Mikayla Dohmann, Alexandra Droge, Grant Durham, Elaina Easter, Mary Edgar, Audrey Edwards, Gavin Elliott, Robert Estes, Erin Flessner, Michael Franks, Natalie Frauenheim, Rebecca Frazier, Tyler Gassman, Nicole Genrich, Andrew Godipelly, Bryn Goldsmith, Carter Griffith, Andrew Grissom, Megan Hamilton, Lindsay Hammond, Veronica Hanson, Victoria Hanson, Brent Hendrix, Camille Hendrix, Elizabeth Howell, Shelby Hughes, Ryan Hyde, Alison Jobes, Matthew Johannsen, Ashley Johnson, Parker Johnson, Jensen Kinnebrew, Christian Kwon, Tyler Le, Ethan LeGare, Adam Leiker, Logan Mannewitz, Benjamin Marples, Connor Martin, Garrett Martin, Mason Massey, Cedrick Mattli, Preston Maxfield, Jonathan McCurry, Brooklyn McKnight, Spencer Meldrum, Katherine Miller, Alexandria Moger, Cyrus Mortazavi, Carolyn Murad, Carson Neil, Preston Nicol, Willard Nopper, Kaitlin Nunn, Jacob Oates, Adem Odza, Faith Ortegon, Sarah Parkinson, Rachel Patterson, Anthony Pezzulli, Josiah Phillips, Delanie Powell, Connor Redding, Anna Redman, Morgan Riddle, Isabelle Ridgeway, Matthew Ringler, Emily Rippy, Aspen Rogers, Teagan Roundtree, Lucas Scroggins, Abby Stinson, Calen Stein, Michael Stephens, Catherine Stewart, Grant Stout, Alicia Straeck, Rithik Tangella, Tara Tawater, Sean Taylor, Caiden Tays, Abel Thomas, Ryan Thomas, Preston Tiff, Hunter Tombaugh, Ian Toomey, Jolina Tran, Ashleigh Tyler, Allison Utley, Brianna Vargas, Jack Victor, Anthony Vogel, Matthew Walters, Mary Wells, Emma White, Megan White, Emma Wigginton, Katie Williams, Anna Wilwerth, and Elizabeth Zanders.

12 students have qualified for the AP Capstone Diploma by receiving scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research as well as on four additional AP Exams of their choosing. The AP Capstone Diploma recipients are William Anderson, Ben Armistead, Benjamin Carder, Abhinav Devalla, Brady Duke, Sarah Dunham, Elizabeth Hager, Samuel Ma, Brice May, Miranda Perry, Nidhi Prakuzhy, and Brianna Vargas.

4 students have qualified for the AP Seminar and Research Certificate by receiving scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research. The AP Seminar and Research Certificate recipients are Natalie Frauenheim, Tyler Le, Hunter Tombaugh, and Katie Williams.

Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

            Lovejoy ISD will honor each of the 2017 AP Scholar award winners at the 7th Annual Advanced Academic Banquet on January 7, 2018.

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