AP scholar awards announced at Whittell and South Tahoe High
Forty-six students at South Tahoe High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on advanced placement exams.
Three students at Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove received the honors as well.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program 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 for successful performance on the AP exams. About 18 percent of the nearly 1.7 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award, according to a prepared release.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.
At South Tahoe High School, one student, David Wise, qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Wise is attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Twelve students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Cameron Allen, Sarah Breisacher, William Caglia, Stephany Campuzano, Kory DiGrande, Hannah Elder, Kathryn Kalinowski, Michael Suglian, Anna Tikhomirova, Ariana Truszewski, Kyle Wilkinson and David Wise.
Nine students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Nicholas Brower, Justin Dalton, Alexis Holmes, Annie Lineberry, Ellen Martin, Marriela Penollar, Tiffany Racz, Kelsey Smith, Hannah Wheelen.
Twenty-four students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Erika Cook, Erik Cramer, Kelsey Davinson, Elisa Escobar, Melissa Ewing, Luca Genasci, Kristine Guarino, Jennifer Gutierrz, Brady Hiob, Rachel Kaufer, Catherine Kushner, Jessica Levine, Marisol Lizaola, Melissa Miller, Peter Pielaet-Strayer, Nicholas Pillsbury, Ashleigh Richardson, Rebecca Sanders, Jaclyn Tain, Madison Treiber, Dana Tumbaga, Karla Virrueta, Jordan Yingling and Jordan Zager.
Of this year’s award recipients at South Tahoe High School, 23 are sophomores or juniors. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
At Whittell High School, Gabriella Tracy qualified for the AP Scholar Award. Sean Sullivan qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award, and Samuel Harris qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award.