Forty-eight students at New Hope-Solebury High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
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 18 percent of the more than 1.8 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 New Hope-Solebury High School:
Three 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 Phillip Azanov, Richard Lee and Gregory Stelmach.
Ten 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 Ian Antolik, Phillip Azanov, David Kilgariff, Richard Lee, Meghan McCrorey, Ari Oppenheim, Maura Schlussel, Collin Smith, Megan Snyder and Gregory Stelmach.
Eleven 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 Caitlyn Benonis, Nicholas Brussock, Maria Degiovanni, David Dwight, Thomas Hische, Caitlin Kerr, Shirley Liu, Michael Magaziner, Tyler Mertens, Dylan Platt and Kristen Taylor.
Twenty-seven students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Bryant Andrews-Nino, Vishwa Angampalli, Prateek Balasundaram, Calvin Baldasari, Donovan Breth, Cheznye Clark, Meghan Compeau, Ian Crawley, Gabriella Crimi, Timothy Elliot, Ashley Flor, Alexendra Heffern, Michael Heffernan, William Hicks, Rachel Jensen, Nicole Kelner, Richard Kovac, Nora Lee, Sean McGarry, Weston Michael, Wade Millward, Jacqueline Pauley, Eliot Reshetar-Jost, Andrew Reszka, Thomas Sutton, Matthew Thomas and Oluwarotimi Vaughan-Ogunlus.
Of this year’s award recipients at New Hope-Solebury High School, twenty-two are sophomores and juniors. 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 more than 30 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.