162 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 2.7 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:
Twelve 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 Steven Acevedo, Isabel Echevarria, Mark Huynh, Andrew Kanz, Hanxing Kuang, Anna Lucas, Joseph Micus, Haeun Moon, Hayoung Moon, Phoebe Park, Kylie Terry, and Yanessa Vea.
Sixty-three 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 Steven Acevedo, Abdullah Ahmad, Alex Aragon, Yusra Arshad, Timothy Bang, Maria Barragan, Preston Bowman, Wilson Burnett, Elizabeth Butler, Daniel Castro, Caleb Clarkson, Luke Day, Isabel Echevarria, Emma Garza, Mark Gibel, Jacob Gochis, Krista Gore, Jack Haber, Sara Hamburger, Daniel Hataway, Nathaniel Hejduk, Emma Horn, Harrison Hudgins, Mark Huynh, Benjamin Ikeda, Gawon Jo, Edwin Johnson, Abigail Joseph, Charlotte Kaminski, Andrew Kanz, Malechi Key, Hanxing Kuang, Garrett Lackey, Victoria Logan, Anna Lucas, Morgan McGregor, Joseph Micus, Haeun Moon, Hayoung Moon, Emily Mosley, Dylan Nogueras Rodrig, Lindsay North, Hayoung Park, Phoebe Park, Ryan Parker, Josianne Pooler, Jessica Sain, Julia Scott, Tyler Scott, Julien Sisamis, William Stamey, Kylie Terry, Anastasia Timoshenko, Kyle Tullis, Anna Turner, Jacob Turner, Camille Unger, Nikita Vanderheiden, Yanessa Vea, Amilia Warkentine, April Yang, Stephen Zheng, and Sarah Zylberfuden.
Thirty 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 Stephen Bender, Ashley Brewer, William Brown, Andrew Bullock, Ryan Burns, Taylor Cofer, Carlos Curtiss, Aidan Dougherty, Joshua Gorman, Mekayla Herndon, William Heston, Jared Johnson, Eunice Kanyongo, Katie King, Ivy Koh, Ryan Lee, Grace Lin, Andrew Majors, Carolyn Mathis, Beatrice McCormick, Killian McNeil, Dave Mendez, Mats Millington, Avi Patel, Trent Scott, Lucy Shafer, Molly Shirley, Nicholas Smith, Heather Woycheshin, and April Yang.
Sixty-nine students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Kylie Akin, Laith Altarabishi, Stephen Bennett, Faviola Betancourt-Torrez, Richard Clark, Karissa Cleaver, Matthew Cozart, Janice Crespo De Santi, Michael Cuenca, Dane Decker, Emily Dodson, Joseph Dollins, Zachary Doney, Chandler Evans, Alisha Gautam, Emily Gerstenkorn, Zoheb Gilani, Rahya Gupta, Sarah Hall, Thomas Hatfield, Claire Henley, Jonathan Hickman, Thomas Hodges, Nathan Horn, Jason Huynh, Abilgale Jacobson, Minsoo Kang, Shilpi Karan, Danielle Khoury, Nicholas King, Peter Le, Christopher Lee, Abby Loden, Callum Longenecker, Kendall Lowe, Haley Luse, Jordyn Mason, Sidney Mathis, Molly Maupin, Leslie Morales, Calvin Morgan, Taylor Neimer, Bethany Neubert, My Nguyen, Madeline Nichols, Elizabeth Padilla, Michelle Pak, Emma Partin, Theresa Perez, Jadie Petersen, Kyle Plaskett, Lauren Plaskett, Hailey Potter, Darren Rhodes, Jonathan Rhodes, Kyndal Rinewalt, Gus Routh, Joseph Sandoval, Augusta Schubert, Grant Seeger, Shannon Sepanski, April Settles, Ashlyn Smith, Kennadi Sneed, Aleena Stephens, Maddicyn Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Jedidiah West, and April Yang.
Of this year’s award recipients at Midway High School, seventy-four are juniors or sophomores: Laith Altarabishi, Alex Aragon, Timothy Bang, Stephen Bender, Stephen Bennett, Faviola Betancourt-Torrez, Preston Bowman, Ashley Brewer, William Brown, Andrew Bullock, Ryan Burns, Daniel Castro, Richard Clark, Matthew Cozart, Michael Cuenca, Carlos Curtiss, Luke Day, Dane Decker, Zachary Doney, Aidan Dougherty, Chandler Evans, Alisha Gautam, Mark Gibel, Krista Gore, Joshua Gorman, Rahya Gupta, Jack Haber, Nathaniel Hejduk, Claire Henley, Mekayla Herndon, William Heston, Jonathan Hickman, Benjamin Ikeda, Abigale Jacobson, Gawon Jo, Abigail Joseph, Minsoo Kang, Ivy Koh, Peter Le, Grace Lin, Victoria Logan, Callum Longenecker, Kendall Lowe, Carolyn Mathis, Sidney Mathis, Molly Maupin, Beatrice McCormick, Killian McNeil, Mats Millington, Haeun Moon, Hayoung Moon, Emily Mosley, My Nguyen, Lindsay North, Michelle Pak, Ryan Parker, Jadie Petersen, Kyle Plaskett, Josianne Pooler, Darren Rhodes, Jonathan Rhodes, Gus Routh, Joseph Sandoval, Grant Seeger, April Settles, Nicholas Smith, Anastasia Timoshenko, Kyle Tullis, Anna Turner, Jacob Turner, Nikita Vanderheiden, Amilia Warkentine, Jedidiah West, and Heather Woycheshin. 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 36 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.
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