College Board honors 68 WHS students with AP Scholar Awards

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The College Board Advanced Placement Program has recognized 68 Westfield High School students for their outstanding achievements.

“We are extremely proud of all the students honored,” said WHS Principal Stacy McGuire. “Not only is this a great achievement for these students, it also reflects the great instruction provided by our teachers.”

The AP Program offers several AP Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. McGuire said the numbers of students recognized in each category also increased dramatically: 29 more AP scholars, six more AP scholars with honor, and four more AP scholars with distinction.

“This year we had our first student receive the distinction of national AP scholar, in addition to WHS setting new benchmarks in the AP program: over 41 percent of the Class of 2012 passed at least one AP exam, an eight percent increase from the previous year and over 30 percent of the Class of 2013 has already passed at least one AP exam, up six percent from last year,” she said.

Emily Moe was named as a national AP scholar, which is granted to students in the United States who receive 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

AP Scholar with Distinction – Granted to students who receive 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. Students honored include: Ahren Alexander, Michael Block, John Hauber, Andrew Hillman, Max Juarez, Caitlin Mabe, Emily Moe and Stephan Stamm.

AP Scholar with Honor – Granted to students who receive 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. Students honored include: Tanner Givens, Nicholas Jeffers, Patrick Jeffers, Yekaterina Kantar, Grace Kinnaman, Rachel Knuttel, Alexander Leversen, Spencer Maxwell, Nicholas Moore, Adam Morris, Ashni Patel, Craig Tierney, Samuel Velazquez and Andrew Wakefield.

AP Scholar – Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Students honored include: Joseph Beck, Aaron Berndt, Valerie Brunso, Bryce Burnworth, Stephanie Cadwallader, Jack Callahan, Benjamin Carroll, Kara Chinn, Stephanie Chinn, Evie Clapp, Louis Clark, Abigail Conley, Valerie Cross, Skyler Doss, Kayla Effinger, Rashell Garretson, Jackelyn Grohnke, Jackson Havens, Nicholas Hobar, Emma Hopkins, Addison Hunter, Lauren Jeffries, Steven Johnson, Kelsey Keller, Gwendolyn Krueger, Shelby LeFevre, Kathryn Lilegdon, Matthew Maloney, Nathan Manworren, Anders McIntyre, Erin McKamey, Luke McQuillen, Evan Moore, Lam Nguyen, Murphy O’Toole, Christopher Ransdell, Andrea Rodriguez, Noah Roush, Jaclyn Schillinger, Tyler Staley, Ethan Stelts, Timothy Waite, Margaret White, Sydney White, Kristina Williams and Elanie Yang.

Although there is no monetary award, in addition to receiving an award certificate, this achievement is acknowledged on any AP score report that is sent to colleges the following fall.

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