By Theresa Harrington
This month, schools throughout the East Bay are finding out which students who took AP tests in 2010 qualified to be named as “AP Scholars.”
Northgate High in Walnut Creek announced today that 57 of its students earned recognition as AP scholars. Here are the details, according to a press release I received from Linda Clark, the school’s college and career advisor.
“The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.”
AP SCHOLAR AWARD: 27 students qualified for this award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Theses students are: Mark Antkowiak, Nicholas Brancaccio, Joshua Chzen, Michelle Dawkin, Michael Drabinsky, Nicholas Fong, Jeremy Friedman, Arnulfo Hermes, Derek Jung, Alexandra Jurgens, Eitan Karni, Kevin Koh, Mikhail Kolomensky, Hanbaek Kong, Roshan Lal, Andrew Lam, Isac Leung, Wentai Li, Gordon Magill, Samantha Sahi, Christian Shafer, Francesca Ucciferri, Matthew Valla, Michael Wright, Sori Youn, Naomi Yuen, Allen Zhao.
AP SCHOLAR WITH HONOR AWARD: 14 students qualified for this 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: Mark Biundo, Michael Deas, Erin Delaria, Margaret Fitzgerald, Angelina Garron, Nathan Hendel, William Johnston, Zubin Mody, Joshua Moss, Emily Neilson, AndrewWoo, Alan Xu, Sarah Yuan, Sarah Zahedi.
AP SCHOLAR WITH DISTINCTION AWARD: 16 students qualified for this 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: Alisha Agrawal, Rebecca Chen, Anthony Chin, Juliana Cook, Sami Elahmadie, Weisi Kang, Seoyeon Kim, Jacob Machado, Andie O’Laughlin, Zachary Privitera, Arvind Ramesh, Evan Stackpole, Jinny Sun, Mia Tittle, James Voorhees, Katherine Wei.
According to the College Board’s website, the numbers of AP Scholar Awards given in 2010 were:
AP Scholar: 168,889
AP Scholar with Honor: 70,059
AP Scholar with Distinction: 100,392
National AP Scholar: 15,103
More information is at http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-scholar.