Eighty-five students at Midway High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared 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 22 percent of the 2.6 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
At Midway High School:
Ten 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 Bruce Chang-Gu, Christopher Curry, Mattie Green, Anthony Hejduk, Yuchen (Wendy) Hua, Matthew Huynh, Maya Johnson, Edward Kim, Duncan Russell, and Clive Unger.
Forty 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 Nirupama Ancha, Benjamin Barker, James Bartz, Andrew Bender, Brittany Brewer, Bruce K. Chang-Gu, Chris Curry, Mattie Green, Kylie (Levi) Greenley, Annie Griesemer, Haley Groves, Sarah Head, Anthony Hejduk, Madeline Ho, Joseph Howard, Yuchen (Wendy) Hua, Matthew Huynh, Emily Ikeda, Tooba Ikram, Maya Johnson, Austen Kaul, Brendan Kearney, Edward S. Kim, Edward Y. Kim, Samantha Landon, Amanda Lapes, Molly Majors, Joshua McKerall, Elyse Meyer, Emily North, Allison Overpeck, Matthew Parsons, Dhruv Patel, Marshall Rogers, Duncan Russell, Dustin Sanford, Benjamin Sepanski, Scott Shero, Taylor Tulloch, and Clive Unger.
Twenty-three 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 John Alexander, Alexis Ansa-Pabon, Ryan Day, Andrew Dittmann, Peter Ferretter, Jonathan Gorman, Jake Graham, Morgan Johnson, Kylie Keele, Robert Mathis, Miriam McCormick, Macy Milam, Nathaniel Morgan, Ngoc Nguyen, Joel Petersen, Elizabeth Ponce, Camille Roberts, Jack Saxon, Madeline Schwarz, Colin (Matt) Shillinglaw, Renee Smith, Haley Turner, and Sarah Weaver.
Fifty students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Parker Anderson, Adrielle Arroya, Awais, Arshad, Zachary Atwell, Mia Ayer, Denis Barbus, Natalie Bartay, Nicholas Bays, Andrew Brown, Natlaie Chamness, James Clark, James Cook, Charles Counts, Tanner Daniels, Mollie Deaconson, David Fox, Caroline Goodnight, Colby Janecka, Madeline Johnson, Courtney Karger, Ava Kowalski, Hanxing Kuang, Campbell Kutach, Zachary Lancaster, Emily Lapes, Noel Larson, Landry Luker, Thomas Meehan, Samantha Merrifield, Hannah Miller, Evan Millerick, Cassidy Nemec, Conner Pape, Hannah Patulski, Sarah Ridgway, Tatiana Rios, Christian Rodriguez-Brown, Sierra Sabido, Lauren Sanders, Daniel Seibert, Madeleine Shirley, Nathan Smith, Courtney SoRelle, Casey Strauss, Cade Tindell, Sophia Tullos, Braxton Williams, Patrick Williams, Tabitha Willingham, and Briana Zimmerman.
Of this year’s award recipients at Midway High School, forty-one are juniors: Denis Barbus, Natalie Bartay, Nicholas Bays, Brittany Brewer, Andrew Brown, James Clark, Tanner Daniels, Ryan Day, Andrew Dittmann, Peter Ferretter, Caroline Goodnight, Jonathan Gorman, Matthew Huynh, Colby Janecka, Courtney Karger, Edward S. Kim, Edward Y. Kim, Ava Kowalski, Hanxing Kuang, Campbell Kutach, Emily Lapes, Landry Luker, Robert Mathis, Miriam McCormick, Thomas Meehan, Evan Millerick, Nathaniel Morgan, Cassidy Nemec, Ngoc Nguyen, Conner Pape, Tatiana Rios, Madeline Schwarz, Daniel Seibert, Courtney SoRelle, Casey Strauss, Cade Tindell, Sophia Tullos, Sarah Weaver, Braxton Williams, Patrick Williams, Tabitha Willingham. These students have one more year (or two) in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. 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.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.