Student Scholars & Recognition
AP® SCHOLAR AWARDS
For Immediate Release
Date: September 15, 2020
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 2020, 861 students completed AP exams. Collectively, students took 1,807 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. 350 students at Lovejoy High School have earned AP Scholar Awards and recognitions of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
At Lovejoy High School, 33 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 Owen Abramson, Jentry Allen, David Bao, Eliana Brown, Diego Caretti, Ian Carroll, Jacklyn Carroll, Kelsey Carroll, Anthony Ciletti, Paula Delfin, Eric Esser, Stephen Godfrey, Grant Gueller, William Guo, Alexandria LeFort, Andrew Mao, Justin Maroney, Shalin Mehta, Thomas Michal, Matthew Michal, Arianne Ohman, Joe Ridgeway, Madeline Roth, Samuel Rouse, Ryan Schlimme, Hasif Shaikh, Mia Szczesny, Win Truoy, Ross Walenciak, Mark Wen, Abigail Xue, and Nathan York.
149 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, Jacqueline Adam, Jentry Allen, James Anderson, David Bao, Renee Barnes, Anna Beard, Audrey Bensmiller, Joshua Bittlestone, Jacob Bluestein, Elliana Brown, Noah Brown, Diego Caretti, Amelia Carothers, Ian Carroll, Jacklyn Carroll, Kelsey Carroll, Ashlyn Carty, Anthony Ciletti, Hannah Cole, Allie Conrad, Keeran Cross, Jack Czyz, Kaya Czyz, Sadie Dale, Brynne Davies, Erik Day, Paula Delfin, Dylan Dobbs, Nikith Dodda, Caroline Duke, Kyle Easley, Eric Esser, Sofia Estes, Anna Fairchild, Ana Laura Faoro, Noah Fornero, Major Friesland, Pahul Ghumman, Stephen Godfrey, Grant Gueller, William Guo, Arushi Gupta, Liliana Hager, Cameron Harper, Joseph Harris, Nathaniel Heinrich-Barna, Liliana Herran, Mason Heruska, Blake Hinton, Meredith Hughes, Andrew Iovine, Kyra Jacobs, Reid James, Marco Jelvez, Emma Johnson, Kira Johnson, Zachary Joyner, Chaney Kelly, Cameron Kennedy, Brandon Kofahl, Oghenesuvwe Kokoricha, Braden Laboret, Mitchell Laman, Sam Lamping, Emma Landry, Michael Lane, Joshua Lass, Alexandria LeFort, Peyton Legg, Stefan Lingenfelder, Andrew Mao, Justin Maroney, Kristina Marshall, Reagan Matacale, Alexandra McCaffity, Lily McCutcheon, Finnegan McGoldrick, Matthew McLaren, Jack McPherson, Samir Mehta, Shalin Mehta, Cooper Meldrum, Elyse Meyers, Thomas Michal, Matthew Michal, Maximilian Mueth, Sera Muyco, Zachary Nakamura, Avae Odza, Triston Offield, Arianne Ohman, Hallel Pang, Quinn Patino, Alex Pedersen, Lacey Pelkowski, John Ponder, Olivia Porsch, Avery Porter, Emma Powell, Trinity Powell, Melody Quintero, Shivani Radhakrishnan, Blake Rasmussen, Fabiana Rey, Andrea Richardson, Joe Ridgeway, Ashley Rihani, Katie Rink, Madeline Roth, Samuel Rouse, Sara Rouse, Madeline Sanders, Ryan Schlimme, Hasif Shaikh, Sabeeh Shaikh, Tajvir Singh, Gabrielle Stall, Taryn Sutherlin, Nabeel Syed, Mia Szczesny, Amber Taylor, Collin Thomson, Gianmarco Torres, Ben Tran-Olmsted, Win Truoy, JAkob Underwood, Maximus Vawter, Aniketh Vellanki, Ross Walenciak, John Wallaert, Eric Wang, Ryan Wang, Mark Wen, Joseph Wheatley, Ashlyn White, Luke Wild, Weston Wimbish, Kevin Xu, Abigail Xue, Nathan York, Arturo Yundt-Pacheco, Kelly Zhang, and Stephanie Zhou.
56 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 Abraham Bedjaoui, Jacob Beets, Elise Bell, Emma Boland, Tyler Brucher, Kai Campbell, Juliet Cano, Madeline Carlson, Dylan Collins, Cy Feagin, Grace Flinchbaugh, Sydney Fluker, Lauren Gardner, Peter Godipelly, Molly Gornell, Grace Guzinski, Lauren Hammond, Lia Hopkinson, Luke Hopkinson, Zachary Iovine, Kunal Kapur, Madeleine Konecny, Pranav Kotra, Abigail Le, Michael Liu, David Logan, Caroline Masterson, Kamri McKnight, Owen Miller, Ahad Mirza, Haley Mise, Benjamin Nopper, Wayne Pan, Cole Paulus, Emily Piccirillo, Thomas Pottinger, Norachase Prom, Lucas Ramirez, Sebastian Ramirez, Rebecca Rockenbach, Hunter Ruiz, Luis Sandoval, Carter Satterwhite, Rohan Sharma, William Sipes, Sydney Spors, Emily Straeck, Madisyn Stutler, Drew Summers, Nicholas Sy, Xingjian Tao, Naomi Thadikonda, Jannat Verma, Meifei Wang, Sydney Wigginton, Holly Xue, and Jeremy Zhou.
123 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Brandon Affan, Colin Ashby, Grace Baker, Birwa Balar, Judith Bardwell, Chase Barnes, Jacob Barnes, Tanay Bawa, Karishma Bhakta, Lily Bouldin, William Britton, Julia Brochu, Lulu Butler, Kendall, Carll, Austin Chapman, McKenna Christiansen, Madison Cinek, Madeleine Clancy, Lexie Collins, Noah Cooper, Grace Cowan, Melanie Culebro, Shae Daugherty, Liza Davis, Jordan Day, Caitlin DeBauge, Carson Diamond, Brenden Diaz, Reagan Dowdall, Caden Dragoo, Connor Dunn, Andrew Evins, Kurtis Fails, Savannah Fanous, Ariel Feldman, Amelia Flinchbaugh, William Floyd, Sophia Foster, Jenna Garcia, David Gold, Ella Goldsmith, Karly Greenwood, Katelyn Greenwood, Mason Hartness, Mark Henderson, Dawson Holt, Neelesh Iyer, Sanjana Jacob, Bryan Janssen, Alison Johnson, Claire Johnson, Eason Jones, Jed Michael Jones, Trent King, Lee Kinnebrew, Ailsa Kokoricha, Shreeya Kongara, Alyssa Lane, Jared Langs, Joshua Lanum, Justin Larimer, Faith Lass, Amber Leotaud, Keaton Levin, Katherine Lowe, Jessica Luck, Ethan Marrs, Jack Marsden, Jace McCurry, Megan McNeal, Jake McTee, Marisa Medrano, Mason Melendez, Lilian Melhorn, Sarah Michal, Grace Milliken, Robert Moore, Daniel Motl, Cade Muizers, Alex Myers, Christopher Newton, Grace Nguyen, Kaley Nguyen, Catherine O’Brien, John Pabin, Andrew Parkhurst, Jacob PArkinson, Madison Paulus, Matthew Piccirillo, Samuel Pickens, Sophia Pitkin, Sanjeev Rajakumar, Ella Reaugh, Kylee Reinke, Alejandra Rodriguez, Caroline Roth, Zachary Saldivar-Garcia, Crystal Sanders, Prachi Saxena, Braden Schlimme, Taylor Schreiber, Alexa Schuttee, Ethan Smith, Kaileigh Smith, Luke Smith, Landon Snow, Meghan Spencer, Dayton Stammen, John Stevens, Brock Stevenson, Lyndon Su, Isaac Taylor, Scarlett Terwege, J Thompson, Ava Valenzuela, Roman Vargas, Tracy Wang, Kylie Warren, Brandon White, Kennison Williams, Daniel Wingard, and Ekaterina Wise.
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 Lauren Gardner, Liliana Hager, Sanjana Jacob, Alexandria LeFort, David Logan, Reagan Matacale, Cooper Meldrum, Arianne Ohman, Norachase Prom, Blake Rasmussen, Joe Ridgeway, Alejandra Rodriguez, Emily Straeck, Amber Taylor, Abigail Xue, and Stephanie Zhou.
4 students earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate by earning a score of 3 or higher in both courses. They are Tyler Brucher, Madeline Carson, Reagan Dowdall, and Crystal Sanders.
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.