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Student Scholars & Recognition

For Immediate Release

                                                                                                           Date: October 26, 2016

            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 2016, 826 students completed AP exams. Collectively, students took 1,699 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. 254 students at Lovejoy High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

At Lovejoy High School, 24 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 Jonathan Bentley, Clancy Brooks, Benjamin Buhse, Madeline Campbell, Stewart Cannon, Cole Carnes, Noah Corbitt, Jennifer Edgar, Glynn Gallaway, Robert Haden, Laurie Jowers, Riley Laurence, Jost Luebbe, Hugh Mair, Marcus Mao, Jolen Martinez, Sonali Mehta, Chloe Pelkowski, John Reaves, Thomas Rousey, Austin Tedman, Savannah Whitmer, Austin Wyatt, and Carol Xia.

84 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 Kaitlyn Abernathy, Amanda Aboujaoude, William Anderson, Ben Armistead, Bo Beidleman, Jason Bensmiller, Jonathan Bentley, Joseph Brookhart, Clancy Brooks, Benjamin Buhse, Madeline Campbell, Stewart Cannon, Evan Canter, Benjamin Carder, Cole Carnes, Taylor Carty, Noah Corbitt, Katherine Delfin, Phillip DesJardines, Abhinav Devalla, Dylan DiCristofaro, Sarah Dunham, Jennifer Edgar, Shannon Ferguson, Helen Finch, Matthew Flinchbaugh, Courtney Frauenheim, Glynn Gallaway, Jimmie Glorioso, Robert Haden, Elizabeth Hager, Jessica Halbert, Ethan Harper, Eden Harris, John Haynes, Tory Heruska, Joshua Hoepner, Ariel Jacobs, Laurie Jowers, Zoe Kahana, Madeline Keosoff, Erik KJellgren, Caleb Kwon, Riley Laurence, Jost Luebbe, Samuel Ma, Hugh Mair, Teresa Mair, Marcus Mao, Jolen Martinez, Brice May, Collin McCutcheon, Sonali Mehta, Brandon Merrill, Eric Miller, Kennedy Miller, Darius Mortazavi, Jacob Myers, Madeline Nelson, John Norwood, Phillip Pages, Lauren Payne, Samuel Pekinpaugh, Chloe Pelkowski, Miranda Perry, Blake Pfaff, Nidhi Prakuzhy, Dane Printz, John Reaves, Courtney Reid, Thomas Rousey, Caroline Smith, Kevin Sorstokke, Cameron Stapleton, Brandon Su, Joshua Taylor, Austin Tedman, Taylor Thompson, Holly Thomson, Thomas Wells, Savannah Whitmer, Jessica Wu, Austin Wyatt, and Carol Xia.

41 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 Paige Becker, Hope Bentley, Brock Bittner, Riley Burnette, Isabella Cano, Glennon Carevic, Connor Carnes, Leo Dobson, Brady Duke, Joshua Engler, Hallie Fischer, Mason Golden, Weston Haas, Caitlin Hanson, Catherine Hathaway, Abby Henning, Allison Hubble, Colby Hunt, Jordan Joiner, Shivani Kalaval, Keolakainoa Kawahigashi, Jordan King, Hannah Lawson, Cedrick Mattli, John McLeod, Benjamin Omonira, Brent Powell, Jillian Sanders, Sofia Sayeed, Adam Schlossberg, Steven Sereno, Madeline Sessions, Kyle Sorstokke, Ryan Spruell, Katelyn Strand, Toluwani Taiwo, Anthony Tang, Cameron Tarango, Sarah Wallaert, Mayra Yundt-Pacheco, and Jonathan Zhou.

129 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, Erik Abramson, Wyatt Arbabi, Annabelle Archer, Navin Augustine, Noel Augustine, Aaron Bankes, Diane Bao, Skylar Bayman, Grant Beard, Samuel Beaty, Emily Belk, Samuel Bell, Katie Billingsley, Omar Bouafif, Alexander Bowen, Katherine Bradford, Kelsey Bradshaw, Elizabeth Britton, Sara Ann Broughton, Zachary Brown, Abby Bryant, Carson Buckner, Paige Christiansen, Megan Cline, Jared Cooper, Deirdre Crowley, Bradley Davis, Morrison Dean, Elizabeth Delfin, Hannah Demarest, Alyssa De Torrice, Gabriella DiLiegro, Grant Doig, Grant Durow, Adam Dziubinski, Meredith Ehlmann, Ethan Etchieson, Joshua Fallas, Rachel Faucett, Jordan Fontenot, Roger Fowler, Noelle Franz, Natalie Frauenheim, Elyse Gaccione, Kalley Gibson, Gabrielle Glorioso, Lauren Gournay, Thomas Greenwald, Chloe Harris, Shel Harrison, Nathan Hartter, Kimberly Hayward, Nicholas Heinrich-Barna, Sophia Herran, Aaron Hintz, Richard Hoepner, Max Hooper, Andrew Hopkinson, Elizabeth Howell, Luke Howell, Logan Hubble, Melody Johannsen, Jennifer Johnson, Kristina Kamar, Justin Kirkpatrick, Abbey Kjellgren, Joseph Korona, ChoYan Kwok, Bretton Laboret, Joseph Laman, Ana Lang, Tyler Le, Adam Leiker, Samuel Leonard, Jocelyn Lo, Olivia Long, Ella Luebbe, Benjamin Marples, Regan Martin, Mason Massey, Shelbin Mattathil, Jonathan McCurry, Griffin McCutcheon, Dallas Meldrum, Blake Motl, Carolyn Murad, Iseoluwadara Omotayo, Hannah Ortega, Sarah Parkinson, Rachel Patterson, Anthony Pezzulli, Nicholas Pitkin, Katherine Powell, Luke Prins, Steven Prudhomme, Autumn Purcell, Grace Purcell, Ian Raybon, Emma Ream, Connor Redding, Corey Roberts, Mykenzie Rogers, Pauline Roth, Elijah Ruhala, Sienna Scalf, Lucas Scroggins, Austin Smittle, Braden Smotherman, Christopher Sun, Steven Sutherland, Ryan Thomas, Dayton Thompson, Grant Tiff, Madeline Tober, Collin Trank, Kennedy Trythall, Anna Turner, Brianna Vargas, Sara Varghese, Julia Vastano, Sarah Warren, Emily Weichel, Kendall Whitt, Katie Williams, William Wise, Nathan Wutzke, Elizabeth Zanders, and Vivien Zhou.

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 2016 AP Scholar award winners at the 7th Annual Advanced Academic Banquet on January 8, 2017.

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