77 ACPS Students Earn AP Scholar Awards for Performance on Exams
College Board Recognizes Various Levels of Achievement
Seventy-seven students enrolled in Allegany County Public Schools have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams. The College Board’s AP Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level course 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. Although there is on monetary award, each award-winning student receives a certificate, and the award is acknowledged on an AP score report that is sent to colleges after the award has been conferred.
Two students, Sarah Browning and Kendra Harpold, both of Mountain Ridge High School, qualified for the International Diploma Award by earning scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams in three or more subject areas showing exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines.
Three students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning 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. These students include Evan Hostetler and Jie Zheng of Allegany High School, and Morgan Edwards of Mountain Ridge High School.
Twenty-two 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 as follows: (Allegany) Eesha Bokil, Benjamin Bryan, Cosimos Cendo, Umailla Fatima, Benjamin Fiscus, Eliza Griffith, Clay Hoover, Evan Hostetler, Clare Marlowe, Julia Moore, Parker Preaskorn, Jie Zheng; (Fort Hill) Tyler Blankenship, Jasmine Harper, Jake LePlatt, Brady Shaffer; (Mountain Ridge) Morgan Edwards, Kendra Harpold, Annie Moon, Timothy Moore, Garrett Ternent, Nicholas Twigg.
Twelve 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 as follows: (Allegany) Eli Hofacker; (Career Center) Eleanor Browne; (Fort Hill) Amy Alderton, Donald Bishop III, Connor Kelly, Alyssa Mullery; (Mountain Ridge) Alexander Arbogast, Tallen Conway, Evan Darr, Joseph Grabenstein, Dresden Kershaw, Cyrus Taylor.
Thirty-eight students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. These students are as follows: (Allegany) Andrew Beck, Emily Book, Jesse Golub, Noah Helmstetter, Grace Hutcherson, Sydney Ives, Grace Lawrence, Melissa McGrath, Andrew Martin, Jacob Miller, Omaer Naeem, Christopher Palasik, Madeline Santmyire, Addison Stroup, Max Summerfield, Lyssa Wilhelm, Antonia Zais; (Fort Hill) Brynne Adams, Ashley Armbruster, Alyssa Bonner, Wil Brauer, Eliza Jackowski, Jeremy Joe, Emily King, Megan Lewis, Ivy Mackereth, Millena Michael, Justin Tran, Haley Viola; (Mountain Ridge) Sarah Browning, Braxton Cooper, Callie Heft, Joshua Metz, Kaleb Tawney, Grace Trenum, Jack Weston, Sydney Winner, Ian Zheng.
AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admissions 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 institutions. Most four-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores.
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 more than 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.