Thirty-three 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 2020 – Catherine Brown, Rory Clarke, Adianis Diaz, Lauren Edmiston, Julia Freney, Isabella Gioffre, Ashley Heitzenroder, Keegan Herron, Mary Ikeocha, Bora Kilacoglu, Isabella Magat, Kaylee Paranczak, Gabreille Penna, and William Van Belle; and from the Class of 2021 – Matthew Benson, Madelyn Boyer, Sophia Castro, Isabella Ganfield, Samuel Gattuso, Maximus Iacono, Michael Mallamaci, Maria Medori, Alexis Rendel, Carlos Rodriguez, Brendan Sullivan, and Katherine Walsh; and from the Class of 2022 – Simi Edeki, Kenzie Fleming, Andrew Hermes, Haoxue Jiang, Ryana Rajesh, Benjamin Wei, and Nicholas Zhu.
Of this year’s award recipients at Archmere Academy, thirty-five are sophomores or juniors: from the Class of 2021 – Margaret Atkins, Matthew Benson, Madelyn Boyer, Sophia Castro, James, D’Elia, Margaret Dempsey, Nolan Fogarty, Isabella Ganfield, Samuel Gattuso, Gabriella Gildea, Antionette Guariano, Caroline Ho, Maximus Iacono, Alex Jacobs, Cameron Kaiser, Amelia Klinger, Sanjay Long, Alex Lu, Andrew MacWilliams, Michael Mallamaci, Rohit Mathur, Maria Medori, Christian Miller, Alyssa Noval, Abigail Oberembt, Owen Phillips, Norah Prendergast, Alexis Rendel, Carlos Rodriguez, Aislinn Smeader, Maura Smeader, Brendan Sullivan, Sean Vanson, Katherine Walsh, and Katie Yakovenko; and from the Class of 2022 – Simi Edeki, Kenzie Fleming, Andrew Hermes, Haoxue Jiang, Ryana Rajesh, Benjamin Wei, and Nicholas Zhu. 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.