JHS Students Earn ‘AP Scholar’ Designation

Fifty-three students from Jamestown High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advance Placement Program (AP) Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement or both on the AP exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.4 million high school students in more than 16,000 secondary schools worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP scholar.

Students took AP exams in May 2013 after completing the challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The college board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.

Annie Dyatel and Zachary Eklum, 2013 graduates, qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Graduates Hannah Bensink, Miles Brickley, Katy Calarco, Rachael Goff, Johnna Graham, Leah Johnson, Ryan Salemme, Joseph Scotchmer, Olivia Zabrodsky and current senior Jonathan Healy qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and a grade of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Graduates Kelsey Abbott, Thomas Campion, Gregory Deppas, Brielle Edborg and Collin Rodgers, and current seniors Rishi Gupta, Haley Jones, Ashley Marsh, Bernadette Smith, Olivia Valone and Lillian Wallace qualified for the AP Scholar with Honors Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or more on four or more of these exams.

Fifteen 2013 graduates and 14 current seniors qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are current seniors Joshua Anderson, Danielle Bertolini, Ellie Blixt, Nicholas Butman, Andrew Caldwell, Kirstie Hanson, Alexander Harvey, Emily Kling, Liam Kulakowski, Courtney McCoy, Mitchell Moore, Hayley Nieves, Madeline Pinciaro and Allan Smith. The 2013 graduates receiving AP Scholar Honors were Anayra Andino, Abigail Blixt, Kyle Emerson, Kira Gottlieb, Emily Indriolo, Anastasia Johnson, Dalton Lanphere, Alyssa Leathers, Sarah Leon, Nicholas Lombardo, Olivia Nugent, Alyssa Ralph, Jordan Seager, Nolan Wells and Kortney Young.

Most of the nation’s college and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both, based on successful performance on the AP exams. More than 1,400 institutions award a full-year credit (sophomore standing) to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying grades. The College Board’s mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best-known programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT and the Advanced Placement (AP) program.