LA PLATA, Md. (Sept. 25, 2010)—The College Board recently named 220 Charles County Public Schools students as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college level Advanced Placement Program exams.
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program offers high school students the opportunity to take challenging college level courses to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP exams. About 17 percent of more than one million high school students in more than 15,000 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 2010 after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student performance on AP exams.
Two students, La Plata High School Class of 2010 graduates Tyler Fini and Nathan Larsen, qualified for the National AP Scholar award. National AP Scholars receive an average grade of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Thirty-one 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. They are:
-- Joshua Boyd, Henry E. Lackey High School;
-- Emma Albrittain, La Plata;
-- Rachel Clark, La Plata;
-- Andrew Clements, La Plata;
-- Marcus Cole, La Plata;
-- Tyler Fini, La Plata;
-- Max Flerlage, La Plata;
-- Rosemary Garcia, La Plata;
-- Katherine Huber, La Plata;
-- Matthew Koontz, La Plata;
-- Nathan Larsen, La Plata;
-- Brent Murphy, La Plata;
-- Daniel Pichola, La Plata;
-- Brooke Prince, La Plata;
-- Holly Reilly, La Plata;
-- Emily Rollins, La Plata;
-- Justin Stine, La Plata;
-- Shaun Gardiner, Maurice J. McDonough High School;
-- Kenjeray Bennett, North Point High School;
-- Erin Chapman, North Point;
-- Michael Divino, North Point;
-- Emily Forinash, North Point;
-- Ryan Friedrich, North Point;
-- Jessica Gordon, North Point;
-- Malcolm Lawanson, North Point;
-- Julian Scrivens, North Point;
-- Audrey Springer, North Point;
-- Nicholas Teleky, North Point;
-- Biola Ijadare, Thomas Stone High School;
-- John Buntz, Westlake High School; and
-- Ronnie Ibrahim, Westlake.
Thirty-four 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. They are:
-- Valerie Wheeler, Lackey;
-- Michael Bradford, La Plata;
-- April Brown, La Plata;
-- Emily Cartner, La Plata;
-- Alexander Chung, La Plata;
-- Christopher Gill, La Plata;
-- Matthew Gill, La Plata;
-- Benjamin Golding, La Plata;
-- Alyssa Hamill, La Plata;
-- Joseph Joyner, La Plata;
-- Jonathan Mattingly, La Plata;
-- Colin Qualters, La Plata;
-- Caroline Richards, La Plata;
-- Amanda Romero, La Plata;
-- Shelby Smith, La Plata;
-- Benjamin Szoch, La Plata;
-- Bradley Tipper, La Plata;
-- Nicolas Delacruz, McDonough;
-- Meagan Jezek, McDonough;
-- Melanie Balakit, North Point;
-- Katherine Bomkamp, North Point;
-- Sylvie DeLaHunt, North Point;
-- Ashli Haggard, North Point;
-- William Harding, North Point;
-- Alyssa Herold, North Point;
-- Elizabeth Keesler, North Point
-- Andrew Maki, North Point;
-- Carsen McBride, North Point;
-- Kristina Milman, North Point;
-- To-Lam Nguyen, North Point;
-- Tyler Schirf, North Point;
-- William Still, North Point;
-- Christopher Willis, North Point; and
-- Kelcey Landgraf, Westlake.
Additionally, 155 students qualified for the AP Scholar award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher.
From Lackey they are: Andrew Bode, Victoria Daniels, Jessica Davis, Emily Forstner, Sarah Gotzmer, Chynna Keys, Rachel March, Michael Mozier, Gustin Paras, Brittany Pierceall, Daniel Russ, Ashley Sparks and Jacob Vahle.
From La Plata they are: Daniel Ahern, Kenneth Aukerman, Kyung Back, Stefan Bautista, Breannah Beavers, Amber Boarman, Nathan Bonnin, Troy Calvert, Concetta Capoen, Megan Crozier, Stefanie De Leon, David Edelen, Kevin Farley, Cheryl Frazier, Erin Gingerich, Jessie Glass, Nikolai Graham, Elizabeth Hair, James Hancock, Gregory Hanger, Zahid Hasan, William Hicks, John Jarboe, Jaylen Jones, Bhaskar Joshi, Matthew Klein, Eric Kyle, Lauryn McGee, Jake Medina, Catherine Mucciolo, Gerardo Ochoa, Melissa Reen, Victoria Ritter, Nicholas Romero, Allison Rugila, John Sackman, Dylan Santos, Hadeel Shadid, Susanna Smith, Haley Spalding, Adam Spensieri, Chelsea Stahl, Katherine Troy, Sarah Verras, Kane Wade, Shelly Ward, Anna Wells, Mary Wheatley, Catherine Wilson, Sarah Wilson and Alexis Yates.
From McDonough they are: Anna Albrittain, Kyle Austin, Ryan Bennett, Melissa Bortner, Vicki Burroughs, Shelby Clarke, Jillian Curry, Timothy Dixon, Jessey Ervin, Kyle Grusholt, Lucas Herr, Lauren Jones, Lorelei Koory, Renee Phillips, William Sapp, Kevin Shin, John Simpson, Taryn Smith and Jessica Youmans.
From North Point they are: Jaelin Ali, Bryn Allston, Dominique Alston, Matthew Banky, Molly Bauman, Mark Bonds, Aaron Bull, Devin Butler, Janilyn Mae Caalim, Jarel Chisholm, Kathleen Clark, Martin Deato, Kirk Delrosario, Malick Diarra, Rustin Dudley, Karen Eaton, Chiebuka Ezekwenna, Natalie Griffin, Lauren Jackson, Thomas Keim, Kayci Kirkham, Christina Locker, Alexa Mamakos, Shyrice Mitchell, Mercedes Morina, Julie Newhart, Gavin Norris, Angela Norton, Clementina Olusoga, Benjamin Oppenheim, Julia Park, Courtney Pence, Briana Queen, Allison Reitz, Emily Ronan, Ina-Marie Sanabria, Emily Shultz, Chelsey Taylor, Wairimu Thande, William Tomlinson, Alexander Tyo, Benjamin Walsh, Hugh Watson, Jazmyn White, Robert Willis, Daniel Young and Alina Zayas.
From Stone they are: Sampson Abiola, Simeon Abiola, Ashley Alder, Christopher Brown, Alina Busch, Sarah Gardner, Emily Le, Taylor Lightfoot, Darryl Smith, Abigail Thomas, Justin Turner, Brittany Vann and Sean Ward.
From Westlake they are: Hadim Bearden, Emilian Hilario, Jessica Koster, Ross McCool, Amy McGinnis, Alexia McGowan, Michelle Robertson, Jeanine Segarra, Mariama Souley Dounda, Amelia Tarlton, Angelica Trevizo and Tori Wilds.
Most of the nations colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP exams. Thirty-seven AP courses and exams are offered in a wide variety of subject areas, each consisting of multiple-choice and free-response (essay or problem-solving) questions except for the Studio Art Exam, which evaluates students original artwork.
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Source: Charles County Public School System