Student Scholars & Recognition

AP® SCHOLAR AWARDS

For Immediate Release

Date: September 2, 2019

 

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 2019, 881 students completed AP exams. Collectively, students took 1,687 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. 323 students at Lovejoy High School have earned AP Scholar Awards and recognitions of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. 

At Lovejoy High School, 27 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 Brooke Buttner, Samantha Carter, Nikith Dodda, Andrew Godipelly, Jordan Grebe, Katherine Guo, Cody Larimer, Surya Manikhandan, Matthew McLaren, Samir Mehta, Shalin Mehta, Pallavi Muraleedharan, Preston Nicol, Adem Odza, Ethan Ohman, Brett Pedersen, Samuel Philips, Andrew Pottinger, Madeline Roth, Samuel Rouse, Hasif Shaikh, Emma White, Sydney Wong, Carol Xu, Daniel Xue, Jordan Yoder, and Stephanie Zhou. 

127 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 Kasra Abdi, Owen Abramson, Jentry Allen, James Anderson, Garrett Beard, Jacob Bluestein, Sydney Brand, Jacob Britton, Elliana Brown, Noah Brown, Brooke Buttner, Diego Caretti, Ian Carroll, Jacklyn Carroll, Kelsey Carroll, Samantha Carter, Anthony Ciletti, Kaitlyn Cinek, Jake Crider, Erik Day, Paula Delfin, Nikith Dodda, Brendan Dunleavy, Sofia Estes, Cy Feagin, Jakob Feldman, Noah Fornero, Stephen Godfrey, Andrew Godipelly, Jordan Grebe, Grant Gueller, Katherine Guo, William Guo, Liliana Hager, Cameron Harper, Joseph Harris, RuiYi He, Camille Hendrix, Liliana Herran, Hannah Hersley, Sophia Heussner, Blake Hinton, Kyra Jacobs, Matthew Johannsen, Emma Johnson, Kira Johnson, Brandon Kofahl, Oghenesuvwe Kokoricha, Braden Laboret, Michael Lane, Cody Larimer, Alexandria LeFort, Kassidy Litchenburg, David Logan, Kaitlyn Magee, Surya Manikhandan, Justin Maroney, Reagan Matacale, Lily McCutcheon, Matthew McLaren, Samir Mehta, Shalin Mehta, Thomas Michal, Matthew Michal, Katherine Miller, Victoria Miller, Haley Mise, Collins Morgan, Pallavi Muraleedharan, Preston Nicol, Michael O’Brien, Adem Odza, Arianne Ohman, Ethan Ohman, Oluwadamisir Omotayo, Emily Orr, William Pearl, Brett Pedersen, Lacey Pelkowski, Samuel Philips, Olivia Porsch, Andrew Pottinger, Norachase Prom, Melody Quintero, Shivani Radhakrishnan, Blake Rasmussen, Christopher Repak, Andrea Richardson, Joe Ridgeway, Ashley Rihani, Katie Rink, Emily Rippy, Madeline Roth, Seth Roundtree, Samuel Rouse, Sara Rouse, Alexis Russell, Madeline Sanders, Hasif Shaikh, Sabeeh Shaikh, Abby Sibson, Sydney Sleeper, Gabrielle Stall, Emily Straeck, Mia Szczesny, Amber Taylor, Lilly Taylor, Caiden Tays, Collin Thomson, Ben Tran-Olmsted, Win Truoy, Maximus Vawter, Justin Viel, Ross Walenciak, Lauryn Watanabe, Elizabeth Weichel, Mark Wen, Emma White, Weston Wimbish, Sydney Wong, Carol Xu, Abigail Xue, Daniel Xue, Jordan Yoder, Nathan York, Jeremy Zhou, and Stephanie Zhou.

58 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 Zachary Andrzejewski, David Bao, Chase Barnes, Jacob Barnes, Whitson Bedell, Sahana Belatur, Michael Branch, Katelyn Cardwell, Preston Conn, Allie Conrad, Jack Czyz, Emma Davis, Brenden Diaz, John Dorlon, Caden Dragoo, Carissa Dresser, Zane Edwards, Kiersten Esposito,  Andrew Evins, Anna Fairchild, Ana Laura Faoro, Lauren Hammond, Mason Hutchins, Marlee Jenkins, Molly Jenkins, Zachary Joyner, Pranav Kotra, Christian Kwon, Andrew Mao, Peyton Martin, Claire McLaren, Cooper Meldrum, Melissa Morales, Maximilian Mueth, Sero Muyco, Juliette Pages, Riddhi Pareek, Emily Piccirillo, John Ponder, Fabiana Rey, Rebecca Rockenbach, Alejandra Rodriguez, Mallory Sailer, Carter Satterwhite, Ryan Schlimme, Kaileigh Smith, Madeline Speicher, Chase Stout, William Strickland, Rithik Tangella, Isaac Taylor, Naomi Thadikonda, Gianmarco Torres, Marcus Tsai, Meifei Wang, Luke Wild, Nathaniel Williams, and Parker Zadorozny. 

121 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Raheel Ahmed, Emma Allen, Renee Barnes, Grace Bennett, Audrey Bensmiller, George Bentley, Lily Bouldin, Alexandra Burns, Claudia Campbell, Madeline Carlson, Amelia Carothers, Ashlyn Carty, Hannah Cole, Kaya Czyz, Sadie Dale, Shae Daugherty, Brynne Davies, John Davis, Dylan Dobbs, Reagan Dowdall, Kyle Easley, Avery Elliott, Eric Esser, Zachary Farrell, Luke Finn, Derek Fisher, Sydney Fluker, Sophia Foster, McKenna Franks, Major Friesland, Lauren Gardner, Pahul Ghumman, Peter Godipelly, Audra Gogel, Gracie Goode, Kadee Gournay, Arushi Gupta, Addison Hand, Alaina Harker, Mark Henderson, Mason Heruska, Rebecca Holiman, William Howell, Sanjana Jacob, Reid James, Brian Jobes, Alison Johnson, Jed Jones, Maxim Jostrand, Gideon Jowers, Naren Kalavala, Jakob Kehr, Daniel Keywork, Cameron La Neve, Emma Landry, Jared Langs, Garrett Larson, Taylor Lencioni, Jessica Luck, Sunessa Madhav, Kristina Marshall, Caroline Masterson, Alexandra McCaffity, Finnegan McGoldrick, Kamri McKnight, Jack McPherson, Jake McTee, Mason Melendez, Lilian Melhorn, Debborah Montalvo, Daniel Motl, Cade Muizers, Lauren Mural, Lillian Musselman, Sarah Nash, Dylan Neitsch, Jason Nguyen, Benjamin Nopper, Samuel Norris, Kyle Olson, Abigail Omobogie, Madison Paulus, Ryan Pan, Sophia Pitkin, Avery Porter, Ryan Raineri, Nicholas Rakowski, Elyce Richardson, Pierce Richardson, William Ringler, Arlissa Rodriguez, Zachary Rodriguez, Hunter Ruiz, Theresa Salcedo-Garcia, Zachary Saldivar- Garcia, Hudson Samuels, Luis Sandoval, Dithi Saxena, Carlee Schaeffer, Hassaan Shaikh, Sophie Shay, Avery Silliman, Tajvir Singh, William Sipes, Emma Smith, Lyndon Su, Taryn Sutherlin, Nabeel Syed, Leah Taylor, Briley Tippin, Lyndsey Toft, Daphne Tsitsonis, Dimitri Tsitsonis, Aidan Turnbow, Jesse Vela, Aniketh Vellanki, Roger Vislosky, Daniel Wingard, Arturo Yundt-Pacheco, Carlo Yundt-Pacheco, and Kelly Zhang. 

16  students qualified for the AP Capstone Diploma by completing both AP Seminar and Research and earning a 3 or higher. Diploma students also earn a 3 or higher on four additional AP courses of their choosing.  The AP Capstone Diploma students are Raheel Ahmed, Kiersten Esposito, Jordan Grebe, Katherine Guo, Surya Manikhandan, Collins Morgan, Preston Nicol, Samuel Norris, Andrew Pottinger, Pierce Richardson, Theresa Salcedo-Garcia, Dithi Saxena, Rithik Tangella, Caiden Tays, Nathaniel Williams, and Sydney Wong. 

1 student earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate by earning a score of 3 or higher in both courses. This student is Maxim Jostrand

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 2019 AP Scholar award winners at the 10th Annual Advanced Academic Banquet on January 5, 2020.

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