Students and Graduates Named AP Scholars

A total of 140 current Fox Chapel Area High School students and 2015 graduates have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP examinations taken in May 2015. Only about 20 percent of the more than two million students who took AP exams in May 2015 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:

•2015 graduates Sam Burke, Gerry Chen, Margaret Mertz, and Samuel Waxman 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 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: 2015 graduates Greta Altmeyer, Sonia Appasamy, Zoe Aridor, Brian Bartels, Annalise Becer, Sam Burke, Anna Burns, Jacob Chajson, Gerry Chen, Jason Crites, Frances Dean, Alexandra Drzewinski, Leah Eckman, Margaux Everingham, Nicole Fallert, Rama Godse, Nikola Istvanic, Yosra Kandil, Genna Kasian, Zachary Kiehn, Frank Lou, Margaret Mertz, Ella Meyler, Elianna Paljug, Allison Redfern, Sophie Roe, Robert Rozin, Cole Ryan, Deepika Sarma, Elizabeth Savin, Emma Schwartzman, Christopher Selwood, Miranda Simon, Benjamin Smith, Rachel Szabo, Steven Trageser, Madeline Volosky, Samuel Waxman, Elise Zaidi, Jaysen Zaleski, and Elijah Ziff and 2015-2016 seniors Isabel Acevedo, Christopher Esch, Conor Gaffney, Ishan Khatri, Elliott Norman, Stephen Polcyn, Amanda Puthenpurayil, Alisa Quemado, Siddharth Rajupet, Emma Regan, Sophie Rodosky, Priyanka Shah, Jesuloluwa Shodipo, Sreeroopa Som, James Thomson, Emily Trageser, Konrad Urban, Xi Xu, and Elaine Yates.

•The following 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: 2015 graduates Christina Cho, James Docimo, Melissa Eschman, Jacob Froehlich, Jessica Gorgas, Jacob Halasowski, Jordan Kerr, Kendal Krivinko, Anthony Pirollo, Akhil Ramgopal, Jaagrit Randhawa, Kanika Sarma, Sarah Schachner, Elizabeth Shneider, Margaret Slevin, Rachel Stein, Andrew Tublin, Brendan Valley, Anna Wang, Andrew Wissinger, and Gordon Wissinger; 2015-2016 seniors Maria Burns, Francesca Cano-Czagany, Matthew Friday, Benjamin Friedland, Kota Furuhata, David Humphrey, Kathleen Kiszka, Glenn Matamoros, Nathan Matisko, Shaina Munin, Joshua Pogue, Rebecca Salamacha, Benjamin Santilli, Anja Schempf, Freesia Vettier, and Blanche Yousem; and 2015-2016 junior Suvir Mirchandani.

•The following 41 graduates/students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams: 2015 graduates Emma Amorose, Sanders Bennett, Nuo Ya Chen, Yevgeniy Gladkiy, Brad Jamiolkowski, Gabrielle Kyle, Kristina Mountz, Stephen Pollock, Sheng Zhang, and John Zottola; 2015-2016 seniors Kelly Arel, Jessica Berg, Eli Berman, Lydia Beyer, Michael Bonavita, Christina Brown, Amy Burke, Madelyn Coulson, Thomas Fennell, John Gurklis, Matthew Hardiman, Jessica Hertzberg, Ryan Humbert, Julia Lynch, Joshua Manuel, Caitlin McEvoy, Ciera Miller, Nina Mulroy, Jasmine Pabla, Kristopher Penner, Amelia Porter Bacon, Grace Sauereisen, Margot Savin, Vishal Soman, Manasa Thada, Daly Trimble, Marjorie Trimble, Christopher Vielott, Emilie Yousem, and Megan Zonker; and 2015-2016 juniors Rohan Chalasani and Yelim Lee.

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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