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CV students get AP Scholar awards

11/23/2018

By MIKE HUFFMAN
Managing Editor

 

One hundred and twelve students at Central Valley High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

The College Board's Advanced Placement Program® 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.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.  At Central Valley High School:

Six students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of four or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of four or higher on eight or more of these exams.  These students are: Elise Brockbank, Fielding Demars, Catherine Kartchner, Ryu Sharma, Jason Vasquez, and Alyssa Zadra.

Fifty-two 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.  These students are: William Ames, Yuxuan Bai, Samantha Barrie, Leah Berkowitz, Megumi Bernardo, Caleb Betts, Elise Brockbank, Claire Buchheit, Hannah Craig, Fielding Demars, Cyrus Dereu, Collin Edvalson, Nathan Fightmaster, Caleb Grabowski, Elizabeth Gutierrez, Ethan Hagmann, Jaiden Haley, Grant Hannan, Allison Hartshorn, James Hess, Ayianna Hopkins, Nathan Johnson, Javion Joyner, Pamel Kang, Catherine Kartchner, Benjamin Kiehn, Jill Lambie, Hanna Lundblad, Kate Madrian, Bekk Martin, Eric Matheison, Brian Munro, Sarah Nicholls, Holland Pratt, Joshua Reneau, Noah Reneau, Gabriel Romney, Heather Ross, Tyler Rowell, Ryu Sharma, Aubony Slack, Reese Strom, Christopher Tamayo, Spencer Taylor, Daniel Troxel, Kavina Turpin, Jason Vasquez, Jack Wampler, Jasmine Wen, Calvin Whybrew, Alyssa Zadra and Tyler Zarecor.

Eighteen 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.
These students are: Shawn Barnett, Brendan Bertone, Justin Carter, Britton Curtis, Julia Fox, Kaelyn Frederick, Anna Gabbert, Mason Guerdette, Amanda Hanson, Benjamin Harris, Dion Hubert, Brianna Kimberley, Ryan Kline, Michaela Laabs, Sara Lynn, Erica Pecha, Meggan Reimer, and Abigail Sims.

Forty-two (42) students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. 
The AP Scholars are: Nathan Anderson, Rachel Anderson, Alexander Arpin, Spencer Auth, Andrew Bertone, Cameron Bonsignore, Madison Britain, Brianna Cozino, Abigail Creach, Dante Cruz, Alexa Davis, John Dunne, John Gregory, Isabel Haymore, SiQi He, Angela Hoene, Dawson Jordan, Geoffrey Julian, Anna Lamoreaux, Travis Lang, Jenna Lauer, Jerred Mace, Noah Moffeit, Kali Natarajan, Joseph Nicholls, Hayden Nolting, Cassandra Ortiz-Nelsen, Gavin Ostheimer, Anna Pecha, Brandon Reis, Chloe Robbins, Roni Roundtree, Kylee Samuelson, Milan Saric, Jeana Simpson, Samantha Smith, Ethan Stewart, Luke Walker, Emily Wasson, Sydney Webb, Seamus Welch and Brittney Wheeler.

Of this year’s award recipients at Central Valley High School, 43 students are sophomores or juniors:  Nathan Anderson, Rachel Anderson, Alexander Arpin, Spencer Auth, Yixuan Bai, Shawn Barnett, Leah Berkowitz, Megumi Bernardo, Caleb Betts, Andrew Bertone, Brenden Bertone, Dante Cruz, Collin Edvalson, Julia Fox, John Gregory, Ethan Hagmann, Benjamin Harris, James Hess, Isabel Haymore, Dion Hubert, SiQi He, Geoffrey Julian, Brianna Kimberley, Ryan Kline, Travis Lang, Eric Matheison, Kali Natarajan, Joseph Nicholls, Hayden Nolting, Joshua Reneau, Noah Reneau, Roni Roundtree, Kylee Samuelson, Jeana Simpson, Abigail Sims, Samantha Smith, Reese Strom, Spencer Taylor, Luke Walker, Sydney Webb, Jasmine Wen, Seamus Welch and Calvin Whybrew.

These students have at least one more year 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 3600 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. 

For this year’s cohort, Central Valley High School offered Advanced Placement courses in World History, United States History, European History, United States Government and Politics, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Physics C: Mechanics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Biology, Computer Science Principles and Art Studio Art.

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.

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