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:
Nine 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 Brittany Brewer, James Clark, Matthew Huynh, Edward S. Kim, Robert Mathis, Nathaniel Morgan, Daniel Seibert, Sarah Weaver, and Braxton Williams.
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 Denis Barbus, Natalie Bartay, Brittany Brewer, Andrew Brown, James Clark, Hannah Curtiss, Tanner Daniels, Ryan Day, Andrew Dittmann, Whitney Garrett, Caroline Goodnight, Matthew Huynh, Andrew Kanz, Edward S. Kim, Ava Kowalski, Hanxing Kuang, Lauren Lamm, Landry Luker, Robert Mathis, Miriam McCormick, Thomas Meehan, Joseph Micus, Nathaniel Morgan, Cassidy Nemec, Ngoc Nguyen, Phoebe Park, Jessica Sain, Madeline Schwarz, Daniel Seibert, Courtney SoRelle, Heather Stauf, Casey Strauss, Kylie Terry, Cade Tindell, Sophia Tullos, Hannah Wang, Sarah Weaver, Braxton Williams, Garrett Williams, and Patrick Williams.
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 Steven Acevedo, Bernardo De Alva, Logan Dickey, Isabel Echevarria, Peter Ferretter, Lauren Hartgroves, Corey Karnei, Katie King, Campbell Kutach, Emily Lapes, Anna Lucas, Quinn McGinty, Haeun Moon, Hayoung Moon, Conner Pape, Adam Poynter, Will Routh, Edsel Santoni, Julia Scott, Anna Seeger, Camille Unger, Yanessa Vea, and Gregory Welch.
Forty-eight students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Abdullah Ahmad, Yusra Arshad, Kayla Battles, Kimberly Bell, Charlotte Bullock, Monica Bumpass, Wilson Burnett, Kimberly Chancellor, Justin Cho, Caleb Clarkson, Jordan Cofer, Taylor Cofer, William Freeman, John Garcia, Emma Garza, Jacob Gochis, Jonathan Gorman, Sarah Hall, Bailey Hinson, Hanna Hudson, Mark Huynh, Colby Janecka, Jared Johnson, Minsoo Kang, Brian Lewis, Meredith Marcum, Kylie McKenzie, Dave Mendez, Mia Miller, Evan Millerick, Albert Mobley, Katherine Moseman, Julie Nguyen, Hayoung Park, Junter Raines, Tatiana Rios, Leonardo Rosales, Augusta Schubert, Trent Scott, Tyler Scott, Jonathan Sheehy, Lydia Smith, William Stamey, Taylor Weaver, Victoria Williams, Tabitha Willingham, April Yang, and Stephen Zheng.
Of this year’s award recipients at Midway High School, thirty-seven are juniors or sophomores: Steven Acevedo,Abdullah Ahmad, Yusra Arshad, Wilson Burnett, Caleb Clarkson, Taylor Cofer, Isabel Echevarria, William Freeman, Emma Garza, Jacob Gochis, Sarah Hall, Mark Huynh, Jared Johnson, Andrew Kanz, Katie King, Hanxing Kuang, Anna Lucas, Dave Mendez, Joseph Micus, Hayoung Park, Phoebe Park, Leonardo Rosales, Jessica Sain, Augusta Schubert, Julia Scott, Trent Scott, Tyler Scott, Jonathan Sheehy, William Stamey, Kylie Terry, Camille Unger, Yanessa Vea, April Yang, Stephen Zheng, Minsoo Kang, Haeun Moon, and Hayoung Moon. 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.