LA PLATA, Md.—The College Board recently highlighted 282 Charles County Public Schools students through its Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards program, which recognizes exceptional achievement on the college level 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. The program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with AP Scholar Awards. Each recognized student receives a certificate, and the award is acknowledged on any AP score report that is sent to colleges after the award has been conferred.
This year's AP Scholar Awards program recognizes students who took AP exams in May 2014 after completing AP courses. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student performance on the exams. The students recognized as part of the 2014 program include graduates from the Class of 2014, as well as current Charles County Public School students.
Nao Rho, a 2014 graduate from Thomas Stone High School, qualified for the National AP Scholar award. National AP Scholars are recognized for receiving an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Fifty-nine students were recognized with AP Scholar with Distinction awards 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. They are:
-- Rachel Davis, Henry E. Lackey High School;
-- Lydia Kivrak, Lackey;
-- Alexander Lateulere, Lackey;
-- Kalla Diggle, La Plata High School;
-- Eric Gardner, La Plata;
-- Gabrielle Scanlin, La Plata;
-- Sarah Bard, La Plata;
-- William Bermudez, La Plata;
-- William Coggins, La Plata;
-- Elizabeth Colburn, La Plata;
-- Bryan Dang, La Plata;
-- Julianna Dawson, La Plata;
-- Ryan Grant, La Plata;
-- Taylor Grant, La Plata;
-- John Hancock, La Plata;
-- Alec Hunsaker, La Plata;
-- Jacob Labarbera, La Plata;
-- Colin McNulty, La Plata;
-- Blake Ross, La Plata;
-- Hope Steffens, La Plata;
-- Matthew Wickizer, La Plata;
-- Andrew Wisniewsky, La Plata;
-- Taylor Blare, Maurice J. McDonough High School;
-- Pateley Bongiorni, McDonough;
-- Shannon Haley, McDonough;
-- Alejandro Lepe, McDonough;
-- Amit Patel, McDonough;
-- Nicholas Schouten, McDonough;
-- Raymond Sorenson, McDonough;
-- Adrianne Turner, McDonough;
-- Laila Abujuma, North Point High School;
-- Salma Ansari, North Point;
-- Natalie Arimah, North Point;
-- Ja'Nya Banks, North Point;
-- Christain Barnes, North Point;
-- Cameron Connolly, North Point;
-- Noah Gibson, North Point;
-- Kylie Green, North Point;
-- Keely Hollyfield, North Point;
-- Jason Isham, North Point;
-- Olivia Johnson, North Point;
-- Amanda Lee, North Point;
-- Kira Maginnis, North Point;
-- Angelina Montes, North Point;
-- Caitie O'Donnell, North Point;
-- Armando Rivera, North Point;
-- Anna Schierlmann, North Point;
-- Megan Schrader, North Point;
-- Ashlynn Stanley, North Point;
-- Dangquang Tran, North Point;
-- Kathryn Whalen, North Point;
-- David Williams, North Point;
-- Nao Rho, Stone;
-- Daniel DeWaters, Westlake High School;
-- Marsha Forson, Westlake;
-- Alexander Myerly, Westlake;
-- Mohammad Qureshi, Westlake;
-- Michael Rowley, Westlake; and
-- Michael Tritt, Westlake.
Thirty-six 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. They are:
-- Thomas Donohue, Lackey;
-- Nathaniel Dudley, Lackey;
-- Matthew Jones, Lackey;
-- Shelby McKeown, Lackey;
-- Lucas Bayer, La Plata;
-- Klahr Clark, La Plata;
-- Lauren Clements, La Plata;
-- Haley Roddy, La Plata;
-- Caitlin Simmons, La Plata;
-- Amy Dawson, La Plata;
-- Nate Grinnage, La Plata;
-- Mark Steele, La Plata;
-- Nicholas Weappa, La Plata;
-- Katherine Glorioso, McDonough;
-- Tatianna Griffin, McDonough;
-- Sydney Hicks, McDonough;
-- Dallas Luehe, McDonough;
-- Sierra Pedri, McDonough;
-- Liesel Davis, North Point;
-- Mark Escanilla, North Point;
-- Erin Green, North Point;
-- Anjali Kalaria, North Point;
-- Daryl Lakner, North Point;
-- Stephanie McCarter-Dadzie, North Point;
-- John Radtke, North Point;
-- Joel Rogers, North Point;
-- Teghan Simonton, North Point;
-- Scott Skinner, North Point;
-- Njuguna Thande, North Point;
-- Julia Thomas, North Point;
-- Lance Tinana, North Point;
-- Tiara Tyer, North Point;
-- Chekina Kiminu, Stone;
-- Amanda Reigel, Stone;
-- Susan Duncan, Westlake; and
-- Byron Flynn, Westlake.
Additionally, 187 students qualified for the AP Scholar award by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher.
From Lackey they are: Jack Armstrong, Aliza Asimenios, Angela Bailey, Krysta Chotkowski, Killian Hadsell, Kim Jacks, George Jenkins, Randall Kirby, Aaron Lebeau, Morgan Mabry, Melissa Nelson, Jessica Nichols, Amber Peterson, Tyler Turner, Jack Wiegand and Elle Williams.
From La Plata they are: Colin Amato, Cameron Ayers, Kacy Baldwin, Abigail Belote, Chandler Berghoefer, Andrew Bowling, Shania Braxton, Haylee Breitinger, Katherine Cheney, Komil Choudhry, Hannah Clark, Kyrstin Cooksey, Leeana Crispell, Jake Delozier, Allison Drazba, Anthony Erwin, Ashley Galope, Joseph Gough, Jamie Gyuras, Alexander Hamill, Sarah Holmes, Carleigh Hoy, Sean Hume, Matthew Kamin, Jonathan King, Jessica Koontz, Danielle Lauterborn, Jacob Lind, Steven Marsh, Eric Matteson, Jessa-Ariane Mayo, Taylor Morris-Bates, Elizabeth Patterson, Andrew Payne, Whittni Pickens, Mikala Rawlings, Zane Reitmayer, Kaitlin Resendes, Rusheme Richards, Bethany Riege, Caitlyn Roberts, Zackery Rowland, Mohammed Shadid, Zachary Sinclair, Danielle Smith, Austin Staats, Calum Tuttle, Brianna Twitty, Christopher Wathen, Michael Weiss, Hanne Wilburn and Bryant Woods.
From McDonough they are: Marisha Addison, Andrew Boenig, Isabelle Browning, Tyler Cravens, Angela Cruz, Kimberly Cunningham, Rachel Drummond, Amy Grund, Alison Inderrieden, Asena Johnson, Branden Nestor, Derek Noel, Christina Paras, Erin Parlett, Walker Penzenstadler, Megan Ponter, Lucas Salada, Catherine Saoud, Emily Solis, Katelyn Turner, Liah Watters and Jesse Zeitler.
From North Point they are: Benjamin Abshire, Sarah Alvarez, Emma Ansell, Mary Arevalo, Noemi Arquero, Cristine Arter, Alexandria Barnes, Julian Castrence, Logan Cebrzynski, Christopher Chaffee, Mei Chen, Jagger Cole, Kayla Contee, Julia Delahunt, Emily Ditoto, Alexis Elder, Cheyenne Eller, Angelah Ellis, Alayna Gammons, Alexa Gannon, Alaine Gigon, Alyssa Gonnella, Jessica Green, Jasmine Greene, Christian Houston, Selwyn Hudson-Odoi, Aaron Johnson, Michael Leggett, Danielle Leginze, Thomas Lilly, Kelly Martin, Courtney McIntosh, Julia Munoz, Bradley Neiheisel, Caitlin Patrick, Tyler Perdue, Katherine Polk, Calvin Ramat, Miriam Requeno, Abigail Richman, Pavneet Sandhu, Sean Schultz, Crystal Simmons, Krista Steele, Anthony Teleky, Eric Varlas, Liesl Wegand, Morgan White, Adam Williams and Brianna Williams.
From Stone they are: Maher Bousaba, Anna Braden, Faith Breads, Taylor Carter, Mia Chase, Kaitlyn Crook, Brian Davis, Ishmail Harris, Robert Jeffrey, Cheyney Manning, Sabrina Martin, David Messmer, James Nasche, Emily Park, Rachel Pritchett, Lauren Rather, Nathan Smallhorn, Kianna Spencer, Aaron Tolson, Matthew Trusnovic, Emily Vaughn, Virginia Webber, Standish Wheeler and Cheyenne Young.
From Westlake they are: Asja Bard, Georgia Benson, Shamir Blount, James Brown, Jerry Brownell, Ricardo Cardoza, Maya Coleman, Kyre Combs, Bailey DelaCruz, Damien Dugan, Miles Fitzpatrick, Christina Hightower, Matthew Holtzclaw, Shannon Johnson, Athina Ketchum, Chelsea Knight, Breia Lassister, Carl McManus, Adrienne Minor, Justine Morris, Olivia Outlaw, Ethan Parker and Breyanna Robinson.
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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