Thirty-seven Miss Hall’s students—twenty-five recent graduates and twelve current students—have been recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars for their achievements on the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. Additionally, one of those students received the added designation of National AP Scholar.
The AP Scholar designation means that students earned a qualifying score of 3 or better—using a 5-point grading system—on three or more of the rigorous AP Exams administered in May. This year, 81 MHS students sat for 172 exams in 23 subject areas, and 92 percent of those exams earned qualifying scores.
Named as National AP Scholar was Julia Baron ’17, now attending Brown University. The National AP Scholar designation is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 4 or better on eight or more of these exams.
Named as AP Scholars with Distinction are Vivian (Lin) Hou and Kaiqi (Monica) Mo, both members of the Class of 2018. Recent graduates from the Class of 2017 receiving the distinction are Julia Baron; Zonqi (Qiqi) Cai, now attending Barnard College; Hayden Gillooly, now at Williams College; Zhengqing (Betty) Gu, at The University of Hong Kong; Yuhui (Mindy) Ma, at the University of Pennsylvania; Sally Nason, at the University of California, Los Angeles; Hanyue (Amy) Ouyang, at Northwestern University; Jacquline Rich, at Mount Holyoke College; Sicong (Cynthia) Zhang, at Emory University; Yue (Chelsea) Zhang, at the University of Virginia; Yuzhi (Christina) Zhang, at New York University; Mengyi (Janet) Zhao, at McGill University; and Langxuan (Daisy) Zhou, at Cornell University. The AP Scholar with Distinction designation means that these students earned an average grade of 3.5 or more on all AP exams and grades of 3 or better on five or more exams.
Named as AP Scholars with Honor are Anh (Anna) Ngo, Elizabeth Tagliaferro, and Kexin (Kristina) Wang, all members of the Class of 2018, and Xiaotong (Vanessa) Li, of the Class of 2019. Recent graduates from the Class of 2017 receiving the distinction are Momoka Ando, now attending Yale-NUS College; Shunhua (Tiffany) Chen, now at the University of California, San Diego; Rachel Freedman, at The George Washington University; Gabriela Keator, at Saint Louis University; Mikala L’Hote, at Bard College; Lucy Laferriere, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Vichayaporn (Fah) Lohprasert, at the University of Miami; and MacKenzie O’Brien, at Marist College. The AP Scholars with Honor designation means that they earned an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or better on four or more of those exams.
Named as AP Scholars are Xinyue (Moon) Liang, ChuYun (Amanda) Sun, Yudi (Taylor) Sun, and Xiyuan (Andrea) Zhang, from the Class of 2018, and Xiaomeng (Rachel) Li and Ziyan (Charlotte) Rui, of the Class of 2019. Recent graduates named AP Scholars are Grace Guachione, now attending Saint Anselm College; Xueqi (Cissie) Jiang, now at New York University; Siwon Kim, at Pennsylvania State University; and Marianne Vormer, at American University. The designation of AP Scholar is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or better on 3 or more AP Exams.
In all, more than 2.7 million high school students took AP Exams in May, according to the College Board, which oversees the AP program. In addition to potential recognition as AP Scholars, students who score at 3 or better on the AP Exams have the opportunity to earn credit and/or advanced standing at many of the nation’s colleges and universities.
Congratulations, MHS AP Scholars!