LA PLATA, Md.—The College Board recently named 250 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 2012 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.
Seven students qualified for the National AP Scholar award. They are Raleigh Joyner, La Plata High School; Alexander Smith, La Plata; Paul Warren, Henry E. Lackey High School; Ian Farris, North Point High School; Natalie Griffin, North Point; Christopher Hartline, North Point; and Connor Roberts, North Point. 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-seven 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 those exams. They are:
-- John Bayer, La Plata;
-- Alexandria Bendebba, La Plata;
-- Suzanne Cahn, La Plata;
-- Christopher Cheney, La Plata;
-- Raleigh Joyner, La Plata;
-- Sarah-Anne Mayo, La Plata;
-- Sarah Miles, La Plata;
-- Mary Mills, La Plata;
-- Casey Rollins, La Plata;
-- Alexander Smith, La Plata;
-- Steven Bode, Lackey;
-- Emily Macri, Lackey;
-- Paul Warren, Lackey;
-- Numa Robertson, Maurice J. McDonough High School;
-- Azeezat Adeleke, North Point;
-- Victoria Barber, North Point;
-- Seung Choe, North Point;
-- Christopher Dupree, North Point;
-- Cayley Dymond, North Point;
-- Ian Farris, North Point;
-- Natalie Griffin, North Point;
-- Christopher Hartline, North Point;
-- William Hoxie, North Point;
-- Robert Keim, North Point;
-- Conor Maginnis, North Point;
-- Kendall McMillen, North Point;
-- Elizabeth Prinkey, North Point;
-- Connor Roberts; North Point;
-- Marie Sterba, North Point;
-- Tobechukwu Ezekwenna, Thomas Stone High School;
-- Linette Floyd, Stone;
-- Kali Gregan, Stone;
-- Daryl Hale, Stone;
-- Kathryne Hedrick, Stone;
-- Tyler Martin, Stone;
-- Steven Messmer, Stone; and
-- Misha Stone, Westlake High School.
Thirty-eight 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 those exams. They are:
-- Victoria Garcia, La Plata;
-- Emma Larsen, La Plata;
-- Garrett Lundegard, La Plata;
-- Allison Morey, La Plata;
-- Alison Norris, La Plata;
-- Danielle Padgett, La Plata;
-- Zachary Roddy, La Plata;
-- Taylor Sorrells, La Plata;
-- Charles Campbell, Lackey;
-- Haley Daniels, Lackey;
-- Daniel Nelson, Lackey;
-- Rachel Stoner, Lackey;
-- Erin Albrecht, McDonough;
-- Matthew Haldeman, McDonough;
-- Rabbia Hasan, McDonough;
-- Misha Patel, McDonough;
-- Jenette Phillips, McDonough;
-- Jacob Zeitler, McDonough;
-- Benjamin Allston, North Point;
-- Chase Alston, North Point;
-- Kaitlin Bonaro, North Point;
-- Gabrielle Chan, North Point;
-- Rosemary Crowl, North Point;
-- Ian Egland, North Point;
-- Stephen Fisher, North Point;
-- Tiffany Hergett, North Point;
-- Mike Johnson, North Point;
-- Majesta Kitts, North Point;
-- Alphonso Lopez, North Point;
-- Taylor Moore, North Point;
-- Katrina Williams, North Point;
-- Emily Herbert, Stone;
-- Nicholas Jamison, Stone;
-- Alexys Lewis, Stone;
-- Aster Haileyesus, Westlake;
-- Summer Sandoval, Westlake;
-- Alexis Williams, Westlake; and
-- Samantha Wood, Westlake.
Additionally, 175 students qualified for the AP Scholar award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher.
From Lackey they are: Taylor Carpenter, Kristen Conyers, Shelby Creelman, Jacquelyn Desoto, Sara Jacobs, Grace McKinnon, Tenisha Newton, Leah Norris, Amber Rabie, Kendal Scott, Raven Sparks and Charles Wright.
From La Plata they are: Eleni Back, Bryce Berryhill, Emily Brockmann, Andre Burton, Casey Gaskins, Brianna Cole, Chad Collins, Nathanael Crispell, Jacob Cusic, Ryan Cusick, Cheyanne Del Rosario, True Devine, William Dinh, Ksenia Dobbs, James Eppley, Jenny Fotang, Raymond Gore, Jessica Gough, Geoffrey Hammersley, Dylan Higgins, Julia Huber, Samantha Krahling, Melissa Kret, Sarah Lebarron, Benjamin Marquis, Eric Martin, David Meeker, Joshua Morgan, Michael Morris, Jennifer Munoz Chacon, Lauren Neumann, Bradley Nock, Shubham Patel, Brittany Paxton, Kaitlyn Peltzer, Kristen Pette, Moriah Pitts, Adreiz Prewitt, Paula Radcliff, Chelsea Ream, Hayley Ressler, Lauren Richardson, Samantha Rowland, Lauren Sutten, Elizabeth Szoch, Jonathan Teeney, Lindsay Thompson, Tyler Thorne, Preston Volman, Sydney Walter, Kourtney Wathen and Dakota Wilhelm.
From McDonough they are: Dylan Berrong, Juan Caero-Flores, Kelly Dingess, Mark Haft, Jahlani Harris, Jazzmyn Hayden, Rachel Jezek, Courtney Jones, Matthew Nairn, Madeline Phoenix, Deion Swann, Anna Sweasy, Catherine Turner, Jimi Wakaria and Paige Wearmouth.
From North Point they are: Courtney Aceto, Erica Adedeji, Stephanie Agbe-Davies, Taylor Atkinson, Michael Balakit, Siarah Beall, Amanda Bungato, Henry Buntz, Isabel Burick, Shelby Burton, Brianna Busch, Bria Butler, Rochielle Canare, Haven Carlson, Se'Vaughn Carter, Timothy Castano, William Coughlin, Regine Daniels, Garrett Davis, Justin Dejausserand, Alexandria Ditoto, Katie Doran, Jeremy Drew, Michael Escanilla, Bruce Fenderson, Melanie Flippen, Shelby Flippen, Haley Garvin, Megan Gerrity, Valen Gordon, Shannon Gravette, Muneeb Hameed, Jessica Hamilton, Paige Haskins, Ashleigh Kern, Grace Kim, Joshua Land, Peterson Lee, Christopher Levesque, Joshua Looney, Alauna Martinez, Kimberly McCloskey, Kerry McLaughlin, To-Vi Nguyen, Mary O'Grady, Ameer Patel, Nathan Radtke, Lindsey Rogers, Kevin Rudaski, Collin Schirf, Jonathan Staples, Elijah Steele, Matthew Stern, Rebecca Stone, Jenna Sutphin, Kha-Ai Tran, Thomas Valdez, Jacqueline Veasy, Kendra Wallace, Driana Watson, Thomas Watts and Heather Yerecic.
From Stone they are: Alexis Albert, Alexander Armstrong, Trevor Braden, Makala Brent, Ella Callahan, James Chiriaco, Toni Daskievige, Jemm Excelle Dela Cruz, Raymond Johnson, Asha Kelton, Kaitlyn Keyser, Alexandra Ondrejcak, Nao Rho, Aisha Sehbaoui, Redatu Semeon, Dion Taylor and Rickee White.
From Westlake they are: Cameron Ambers, Justin Artis, Angela Bartolomeo, Dominique Bell, Taylor Brooks, Kayla Coghill, Mara Flores, Stephanie Hightower, John Keller, Aaliyah Leonard, Vincent Liu, Tyanna Moody, Leena Neeb, Tiara Proctor, Sean Thomas, Leah Warren and Jasmine Wright.
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 Schools