Fox Chapel Area Students and Graduates Named AP Scholars

A total of 147 current Fox Chapel Area High School students and 2016 graduates have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board by demonstrating college-level achievement on the AP examinations taken in May 2016. Only about 20 percent of the more than two million students who took AP exams in May 2016 performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of courses and exams. At Fox Chapel Area High School:

•2016 graduates Christopher Esch, Elliott Norman, Priyanka Shah, Jesuloluwa Shodipo, James Thomson, Konrad Urban, Spencer Williams, Xi Xu, and Elaine Yates and 2016-2017 seniors Rohan Chalasani, Mihir Garimella, Yelim Lee, Darwin Leuba, Suvir Mirchandani, and Kai Shaikh qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

•The following 84 graduates/students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams:
2016 graduates Isabel Acevedo, Jessica Berg, Lydia Beyer, Michael Bonavita, Christina Brown, Amy Burke, Maria Burns, Madelyn Coulson, Christopher Esch, Benjamin Friedland, Conor Gaffney, Chi Gao, John Gurklis, Matthew Hardiman, Jessica Hertzberg, Ryan Humbert, David Humphrey, Kathleen Kiszka, Julia Lynch, Joshua Manuel, Glenn Matamoros, Nathan Matisko, Caitlin McEvoy, Ciera Miller, Nina Mulroy, Shaina Munin, Elliott Norman, Kristopher Penner, Joshua Pogue, Amanda Puthenpurayil, Alisa Quemado, Siddharth Rajupet, Sophie Rodosky, Rebecca Salamacha, Benjamin Santilli, Grace Sauereisen, Margot Savin, Anja Schempf, Priyanka Shah, Jesuloluwa Shodipo, James Thomson, Emily Trageser, Daly Trimble, Konrad Urban, Freesia Vettier, Christopher Vielott, Carlo Vignali, Spencer Williams, Xi Xu, Elaine Yates, and Megan Zonker and 2016-2017 seniors Rohan Chalasani, Jared Cohen, Alec Eckman, Mihir Garimella, James Gilmore, Sarah Hamilton, David Han, Elizabeth Heidenreich, Nadia Islam, Sophia Lee, Yelim Lee, Darwin Leuba, William Marsh, Moira McCormick, Alan McIvor, Tanvi Meringenti, Suvir Mirchandani, Jonathan Monroe, Grace Mueller, Hannah Mueller, Mary Clare O’Connor, Emma Paulini, Ellen Pil, Kristen Rabbitt, Kai Shaikh, Ayan Sinha, Caroline Smith, Philip Swigon, Thomas Swigon, Bliss Uribe, Nathan Wecht, Bohan Yao, and Houruiyang Zong.

•The following 22 graduates/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: 2016 graduates Kelly Arel, Eli Berman, Thomas Fennell, Ian Patterson, Katherine Peterson, Arlene Sisson, Jacob Smith, Jennifer Snyder, Vishal Soman, and Emilie Yousem and 2016-2017 seniors Gregory Banizs, Lee Beasley, Austin Fisher, Gabrielle Hollander, Katherine Kauma, Sean McCoy, Jenna McKinley, Lochlainn Renfrow, Jeremy Rodrigues, Jung An Shin, Martin Taxay, and Gabrielle Young.

•The following 41 graduates/students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams: 2016 graduates Katherine Costanzo, Elizabeth Crittenden, Erin Curry, Kavya Darapuneni, William Feczko, Clara Ferreira, Claire Fortier, Aaron Ivie, Ruth Kollar, Jacob Kronman, Genevieve Laymon, Nicola Lee-Oesterreich, Emma Lloyd, Vincent Mason, Jane Millard, Ryan Morrissey, Samantha Olbrich, Dylan Oliver, Hannah Schaffer, Iris Schaitkin, Matthew Shaw, Laurel Shymansky, Manasa Thada, Thomas Troyan, and Matthew Wilk and 2016-2017 seniors Joshua Cagan, Brooke Echnat, John Feczko, Donovan Gorgas, Allison Gould, Nina Khorey, Maxwell Lucas, Victor Marculescu, Anna McDougall, Solana Morningstar, Daniel Paviglianiti, John Ramassini, William Schwartzman, Alexander Smolar, Waleed Tariq, and Elizabeth Woodwell.

Advanced Placement exams are graded on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the highest. Most of the nation’s four-year colleges and universities award credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Every year, AP examinations are offered in a wide variety of subject areas, each consisting of multiple choice and free-response (essay or problem-solving) questions.

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