MCHS Students Earn AP Scholar Status

MCHS Students Earn AP Scholar Status
Posted on 09/28/2017

(Minooka) - Sixty-nine students from Minooka Community High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams given during the 2016-2017 school year.

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.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. Award-winners indicated by an asterisk (*) are current MCHS seniors. Award-winners without an asterisk are members of the MCHS Class of 2017.

AP Scholar Award

Forty MCHS students were granted the AP Scholar Award by for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. The AP Scholar Award winners from MCHS include: Jeffrey Aguilar*, Hailey Arlis, Gwen Barnes, Kalei Bellah*, William Bowers*, Tyler Byland*, Julian Cady, Hannah Dilday, Jared Donovan, Brooke Dykstra, Autumn Eales, Nathan Garner, Connor Gedwill*, Matthew Gonzalez*, Sara Hesse, Hannah Janik*, Alexandra Kaste, Mason Laird*, Sydney MacDonald*, Jon-Carlo Manzo, Mahalia Masood*, Norberto Mendez*, Chloe Moreno*, Jenna Morgan, Lillian Petersen*, Joel Reedy*, Matthew Robbins, Jose Rodriguez, Anabell Salcedo, Alejandro Sanchez, Jacob Sandei*, Hasan Sehwail, Kasey Southard*, Aurora Staggs, Angela Svehla*, Chantal Tirado*, Chelsea Tirado*, Mireya Villalobos, Jarrett Wesen*, and Lukas Wright.

AP Scholar with Honor Award
Eight MCHS students were granted the AP Scholar with Honor Award by receiving 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. The AP Scholar with Honor Award winners from MCHS include: Matthew Aschenbrenner*, Samuel Bergmann*, Christopher Brandt, Carli Cortina, Timothy Doody*, Jacquelyn Gesbocker*, Timothy Molino, and Mackenzie Surdej.

AP Scholar with Distinction Award
Twenty MCHS students were granted the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by receiving 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. The AP Scholar with Distinction Award winners from MCHS include: Theo Benig*, Taylor Billie, Skylar Callis, Brandt Compton, Julie Dosher, Isabelle Jasper*, Hailey Jermolowicz, David Kostyra, Lydia Kurtz, Kyle Laite, Stephen Lasinis, Alec Mitcheff, Joseph Rhoades*, Carmella Russell, Matthew Schofield*, Bradley Schumacher*, Luke Van Drie*, Christopher Ward*, Lauren Watts, and Jake Wilkinson.

National AP Scholar
One MCHS student earned the National AP Scholar Award, 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. The National AP Scholar Award winner from MCHS is Brandt Compton.

About AP at MCHS
Minooka Community High School participates in the Advanced Placement Program sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board as a way to provide qualified students with an opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. This year, MCHS is offering 14 AP courses, including: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Music Theory, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History, and AP World History.

About AP
Through 38 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.

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 over 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.

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