FHS Names 48 AP Scholars

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Forty-eight students in the high school’s Classes of 2017 and 2018 have earned the prestigious designation of Advanced Placement Scholar from the College Board due to their outstanding achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement exams.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on a student’s performance on AP exams. Two students were named National AP Scholars. Sixteen students were named AP Scholars with Distinction. Nine students were named AP Scholars with Honor and 21 were designated as AP Scholars.

At FHS, Advanced Placement courses are open to students who are recommended by their teachers; students must then maintain an average of 85 percent or better to remain at the AP level. Students can earn college credits while still in high school, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP exams. As college admissions become more competitive and tuitions more costly, participation in AP courses has become an increasingly important component for acceptance to the top colleges and universities. Successful completion of AP courses is also considered a good indicator of future success by most colleges.

National AP Scholars
Two students qualified for the National AP Scholar award by receiving an average of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are Melissa Alvarez and Abbey Ebesu.

AP Scholars with Distinction
Sixteen students received AP Scholar with Distinction awards 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 Melissa Alvarez, Nan Adom Appiah-Agyemang, Dylan Dominguez-Sulca, Abbey Ebesu, Joseph Frye,* Ismary Jiminez, Joseph LaRocca,* Javier Lechuga,* Gabriel Lemmie, Braydon Luna, Kenny Martinez,* Kaitlin McLaughlin, Johnny Palma, Franco Ramirez,* Zoe Stetson* and Victoria Wright.

AP Scholars with Honor
Nine 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. Nina Banks,* Kira Brizill,* Hannah Cotter,* Michael Desir,* Sabrina Guerrero, Jennifer Herrera, Jocelyn Jovel,* Nyeem Maloney and Samuel Stetson all achieved this distinction.

AP Scholars
Twenty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. These students are Kaitlyn Almonte Hernand, Myles Carter,* Joel Castro, Rajiv Chanda, Karissa Collins, Tania Cuevas Moreno, Alexander Dasque,* Melanie Escobar, Michael Guerrero-Calderon, Jasmine Harrigan, James Hastings,* Daniella Herrera, Erik Jiminez Villeda, Isaiah Louder, Erica Matos De Los Santos, Eboni Porter, Erick Rivera,* Magnolia Robinson,* Kimberly Serna, Jordyn Smith* and Katiana Thompson.

*current senior