For Immediate Release
Date: November 7, 2018
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 2018, 828 students completed AP exams. Collectively, students took 1,593 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. 284 students at Lovejoy High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
At Lovejoy High School, 32 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 Tiwalayo Aina, Annabelle Archer, Diane Bao, Samuel Bell, Lauren Bradshaw, Andrew Chang, Alyssa DeTorrice, Gabriella Diliegro, Grant Durow, Meredith Elhmann, Andrew Godipelly, Katherine Guo, Weston Hall, Nicholas Heinrich-Barna, Ethan James, Noah Johnson, Bretton Laboret, Surya Manikhandan, Emma Overholt, Clay Parker, Andrew Pottinger, Pauline Roth, Anna Rouse, Nicholas Smith, Kyle Sorstokke, Brandon Su, Anthony Tang, James Vislosky, Emma White, Sydney Wong, Daniel Xue, and Vivien Zhou.
104 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 Tiwalayo Aina, Annabelle Archer, Noel Augustine, Diane Bao, Sahana Belatur, Samuel Bell, Meghan Blumenthal, Lauren Bradshaw, Ryan Brands, Blaine Britton, Timothy Broughton, Zachary Brown, Brooke Buttner, Sloan Carevic, Katherine Carter, Samantha Carter, Andrew Chang, Chandler Crews, Griffin Davies, Kara Davis, Paula Delfin, Grant Dennis, Alyssa DeTorrice, Gabriella Diliegro, Grant Durow, Meredith Ehlmann, Kiersten Esposito, Erin Flessner, William Godfrey, Andrew Godipelly, Jordan Grebe, Thomas Greenwald, Katherine Guo, Weston Hall, Hannah Hansen, RuiYi He, Nicholas Heinrich-Barna, Camille Hendrix, Hannah Hersley, Luke Howell, Ethan James, Alison Jenkins, Matthew Johannsen, Carly Johnson, Noah Johnson, Raime Jones, Bretton Laboret, Cody Larimer, Lauren LaTour, Kassidy Litchenburg, Surya Manikhandan, Charles McCartney, Matthew McLaren, Katherine Miller, Victoria Miller, Collins Morgan, Blake Motl, Pallavi Muraleedharan, Lilian Musselman, Preston Nicol, Adem Odza, Oluwadamisir Omotayo, Emily Orr, Hannah Ortega, Emma Overholt, Riddhi Pareek, Clay Parker, Brett Pedersen, Samuel Philips, Andrew Pottinger, Luke Prins, Anna Redman, Christopher Repak, Amanda Rickett, Emily Rippy, Pauline Roth, Anna Rouse, Elijah Ruhala, Fayyaz Shaikh, Zachary Shanker, Abby Sibson, Nicholas Smith, Kyle Sorstokke, Ryan Spruell, Sophia Starnes, Brandon Su, Anthony Tang, Rithik Tangella, Caiden Tays, Dayton Thompson, Michaela Thompson, KelsieAnn Trank, Kennedy Trythall, Enrique Vega, Justin Viel, Vislosky James, Emma White, Megan White, Alexandria Wingard, Sydney Wong, Daniel Xue, Jordan Yoder, Stephanie Zhou, and Vivien Zhou.
49 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 Raheel Ahmed, Tyler Bellows, Jace Berryman, Brandon Bittlestone, Sydney Brand, Katelyn Cardwell, Kaitlyn Cinek, Emma Davis, Natalie Demarest, John Dorlon, Caroline Dunleavy, Michael Franks, Grant Gueller, Lindsay Haden, Lindsey Hammond, Trevor Hawley, Sophia Heussner, Max Hooper, Ryan Hyde, Jerad King, Christian Kwon, Katrina Leslie, Weston Ludlow, Ella Luebbe, Kaityln Magee, Isabel Marsden, Samir Mehta, Michael O’Brien, Maxwell Pabin, Juliette Pages, William Pearl, David Pekinpaugh, Autumn Purcell, William Ringler, Arlissa Rodriguez, Abigale Rogers, Sydney Sleeper, Katelyn Strand, Christopher Sun, Trace Sutherlin, Lilly Taylor, Abel Thomas, Zoe Veitch, Matthew Walters, Emma Wigginton, Nathaniel Williams, Carol Xu, Abigail Xue, and James Zimmerman.
130 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Kasra Abdi, Farzin Alavi, James Anderson, Zachary Andrzejewski, Katherine Bardwell, Jacob Barnes, Daniela Benigno, George Bentley, Katie Billinglsey, Bryce Braithwaite, Zachary Brooks, Eliana Brown, William Bruner, Carson Bryant, Luke Burnette, Alexandra Burns, Claudia Campbell, Diego Caretti, Jake Crider, Joseph Cross, Erik Day, Jackson Diamond, Brenden Diaz, Nikith Dodda, Mikayla Dohmann, William Fairchild, Cassidy Foster, Brandon Garrett, Nicole Genrich, Bryn Goldsmith, Andrew Grissom, Renae Haas, Liliana Hager, Lauren Hammond, Brian Hand, Joseph Harris, Brent Hendrix, Liliana Herran, Lily Higgins, Carson Hockersmith, Rebecca Holiman, Cesar Jelvez, Marlee Jenkins, Alison Jobes, Kira Johnson, Parker Johnson, Sydney Jones, Naren Kalavala, Neha Kapur, Daniel Keywork, Grace Kirby, Brandon Kofahl, Shrijani Kongara, Braden Laboret, Alexandria LeFort, Ethan Legare, Logan Mannewitz, Justin Maroney, Connor Martin, Peyton Martin, Reagan Matacale, Preston Maxfield, Shalin Mehta, Haley Mise, Alexandra Moger, Cyrus Mortazavi, Lauren Mural, Carson Neil, Jason Nguyen, Samuel Norris, Kaitlin Nunn, Erin O’Leary, Ethan Ohman, Genevieve Pages, Michael Patrick, Spencer Payne, Cameron Pool, Grace Purcell, Nicholas Rakowski, Blake Rasmussen, Harrison Rexford, Andrea Richardson, Elyce Richardson, Pierce Richardson, Isabelle Ridgeway, Katie Rink, Madeline Roth, Seth Roundtree, Alexis Russell, Mallory Sailer, Theresa Salcedo-Garcia, Emma Satterwhite, Marcie Sawyers, Dithi Saxena, Matthew Schreiber, Brandon Schwendel, Hasif Shaikh, Hassaan Shaikh, Sabeeh Shaikh, Sophie Shay, Richard Smith, Jose Solis, Madeline Speicher, Haydn Spooner, Austin Spruell, Sierra Stammen, Hallie Steadman, Caleb Stein, Michael Stephens, Anna Stockton, Grant Stout, Alicia Straeck, William Strickland, Lyndon Su, Jackson Supan, Mia Szczesny, Cody Tabor, Preston Tiff, Lyndsey Toft, Madison Valdez, Noah Van Hooser, Joseph Vastano, Samuel Veitch, Jesse Vela, Jack Victor, Haven Whitlock, Valerie Wu, Gianfranco Ybanez, Nathan York, and Carlo Yundt-Pacheco.
27 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 Diane Bao, Sahana Belatur, Daniela Benigno, Katie Billingsley, Carson Bryant, Chandler Crews, Natalie Demarest, Nicole Genrich, Nicholas Heinrich-Barna, Max Hooper, Jerad King, Lauren LaTour, Katrina Leslie, Ella Luebbe, Charles McCartney, Kaitlin Nunn, Hannah Ortega, Grace Purcell, Jose Solis, Grant Stout, Alicia Straeck, Anthony Tang, Abel Thomas, Dayton Thompson, Michaela Thompson, Alexandria Wingard, and Vivien Zhou.
9 students earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate by earning scores of 3 or higher in both courses. These students are Zachary Brooks, William Bruner, William Fairchild, Neha Kapur, Logan Mannewitz, Preston Maxfield, Matthew Pryce, Matthew Schreiber, and Samuel Veitch.
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 2018 AP Scholar award winners at the 9th Annual Advanced Academic Banquet on January 6, 2019.
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