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. About 22 percent of the more than 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
Fifteen students at Archmere Academy qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are from the Class of 2019 – Katherine Alberta, Abel Chen, Rebecca de Heer, Gerald Enverso, Justin Lee, Rebecca Lewis, Tullis Liu, Emily Lugg, Lewis MacMillan, Julia Prendergast, Parker Vakili, Nicole Witherell, and Audrey Yang; and from the Class of 2020 – Jessica Pei and Andrew Shi.
Fifty-four 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 from the Class of 2019 – Isabella Abbrescia, Katherine Alberta, Seth Bale, Abel Chen, Theresa Chua, Brady Dalton, Riley DeBaecke, Rebecca de Heer, Caroline Donovan, Gerald Enverso, Alexandra Ewing, Emily Freney, James Giffin, Abigail Gilbert, Aiden Graham, Grace Lairdieson, Justin Lee, Rebecca Lewis, Tullis Liu, William, Liu, Abigail Lontz, Emily Lugg, Lewis MacMillan, Alexandra Maloy, Maryellen Martin, Kyla McAvinue, Maxwell Mineo, Beatrix Moore, Anneliese Parenti, Brendan Peebles, Ian Peebles, Julia Prendergast, Meghan Reilly, Timothy Rogers, Madeline Singh, Matthew Specht, Parker Vakili, Nicole Witherell, Matthew Witterholt, Audrey Yang, Rhianna Zaher, and Daniel Zhu; and from the Class of 2020 – Caroline Antunes, Phoebe Brinker, Clara Curren, Sebastian Gray, Sophia Liston, Emily Maceda, Jessica Pei, Andrew Shi, Rishi Subbaraya, Alexandra Williamson, Lauren Wilson, and Xiaohan Zeng.
Eighteen 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 from the Class of 2019 – Palmer Anderson, Avery Beck, Evan Hernick, Anna Keating, George Mantakounis, Mitchell Moyer, Annabelle Murray, Christian Parker, and Anna Sanchez; and from the Class of 2020 – Ty Brinker, Madison Downey, Carter Galbus, Gabrielle Hogan, William Mendez, Cameron Noval, Christopher Rowley, Lauren Simpson, and Ciara Trigg.
Twenty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are from the Class of 2019 – Haley Armstrong, Grace DiGiacoma, Elizabeth Erdy, Taylor Gerard, Samantha Ghaul, Maxine Hendrix, Julia Jogani, Emma McCann, Catherine McGonigle, Jennifer Olsen, Annika Siddall, and Margaret Udovich; and from the Class of 2020 – Sofia Alvarez, Elise Brady, Matthew DiGregorio, Jacob Gehrt, Grace Janvier, Michael Kaiser, Riley McAvinue, Magdalena Mendez, Jacob Meredith, Kaylee Paranczak, Erin Pearson, Lauren Raziano, and Daniel Rogers; and from the Class of 2021 – Alex Lu.
One student qualified for the AP International Diploma (APID). The APID is a globally recognized certificate awarded to students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines. Available to international students attending secondary schools outside the U.S. and to U.S. high school students applying to universities outside the country, the APID certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective. The APID is earned by completing five or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher, across several specified content areas and must attend a university outside of the U.S. or U.S. territories. The student is from the Class of 2019 - Anneliese Parenti.
Of this year’s award recipients at Archmere Academy, thirty-five are sophomores or juniors: from the Class of 2020 – Sofia Alvarez, Caroline Antunes, Elise Brady, Phoebe Brinker, Ty Brinker, Clara Curren, Matthew DiGregorio, Madison Downey, Carter Galbus, Jacob Gehrt, Sebastian Gray, Gabrielle Hogan, Grace Janvier, Michael Kaiser, Sophia Liston, Emily Maceda, Riley McAvinue, Magdalena Mendez, William Mendez, Jacob Meredith, Cameron Noval, Kaylee Paranczak, Erin Pearson, Jessica Pei, Lauren Raziano, Daniel Rogers, Christopher Rowley, Andrew Shi, Lauren Simpson, Rishi Subbaraya, Ciara Trigg, Alexandra Williamson, Lauren Wilson, and Xiaohan Zeng; and from the Class of 2021 – Alex Lu. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
Through 34 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. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.
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.