Freeport Recognizes 53 AP Scholars

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Fifty-three current students and alumni from Freeport High School have earned the designation of Advanced Placement Scholars for excelling on the 2019 AP exams. The district has continued to see an increase in the number of AP Scholars throughout the years. Graduated senior Saif Ali earned the National AP Scholar designation, which is the highest designation one can achieve. Saif also earned AP Scholar with Distinction, along with nine other students. In addition, eight students were named AP Scholars with Honor and 35 were designated as AP Scholars.

Freeport High School currently offers 27 Advanced Placement courses. AP courses are open to high school students who have demonstrated the required academic skills and are recommended by their teachers to take AP courses. While taking these courses, students must maintain an average of 85% or better to remain at the AP level. This allows students to earn college credits during their high school career, 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.

The district congratulates the following students on achieving this honor:

National AP Scholar
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams.

Saif Ali*

AP Scholars with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams.

Daisy Reyes-Abello,* Fajr Ali, Saif Ali,* Dehandra Blackwood,* Ethan Burrell,* Sheilly Duque, Tyler Hawkins, Leah Hochman,* Ismael Jimenez and Rosa Medina.

AP Scholars with Honor
Granted to students who receive 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.

Katherine Alvarez, Christopher Bastida,* Hailey Brown,* Justin Budhu, Kyla Chase-Thornton,* Alexis Jean-Pierre, Ninoska Lugo-Aquino* and Valentina Vinasco.*

AP Scholars 
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

Cristian Alcantara Baez,* Gabriel Alvarado,* Kenneth De J. Alvarez,* Wendy Bermudes,* Genisis Bran,* Laura Canela,* Tamia Cerrate, Kiara Chombo, Laura Chumpitaz,* Perla De La Cruz,* Alexandra Dixon,* James Drayton, Elizabeth Hastings,* Kaytline Hernandez,* Ronniesha Hunt,* Adisa Johnson, Yasmin Kadir,*  Mayralee Martinez,* Giovanni Martini,* Katie Mata,* Hayley Matthews,* Hellin Medina,* Mary Mileo,* Brianna Montes,* Clara Petta-Gonzalez,* Melanie Quinton, Juliana Roache,* Judeline Rodriguez, Gerard Smikle,* Giancarlos Solano, Kerry Stuparich, Yenifer Tiburcio-Jerez, Shannon Welcome,* 
Stephanie Williams and Kelcey Woodward.

*Class of 2019