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Record-high 395 District 202 students named 2018 AP Scholars

A record-high 395 District 202 high school graduates and current students have been named 2018 AP Scholars based on their performance on the Advanced Placement exams given during the 2017-2018 school year.

This year’s 395 AP Scholars is 19 more than last year’s 376 AP Scholars, which was also a record high.

District 202 recorded 104 AP Scholars in 2010, the first year that students from all four high schools took AP exams. The number of AP Scholars has increased each year.

This year’s group includes 14 students named National AP Scholars, the highest Scholar designation. There were 10 National Scholars last year.

As well, one student earned an AP International Diploma. This recognition is available to international students attending secondary schools outside the U.S. and to U.S. high school students applying to universities outside the country. It certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective. This is the first year that a District 202 student has received an AP International Diploma.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program allows motivated and academically prepared high school students to take challenging, college-level courses and get college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

District 202 has worked for several years to empower and encourage students to take more challenging courses.

Those efforts include offering more AP courses, increasing access to those classes and provided additional support to students who choose to take them.  In 2006, District 202 offered only four AP courses. District 202 now offers 25 AP courses.

Students do not have to take the AP exams associated with their courses, but most do. Students may earn college credit for their subject area by taking the tests for their AP classes. As well, the testing program helps district staff to gauge how effectively the courses are being taught.

This year’s results follow major initiatives implemented over the last several years to improve high school achievement, including increasing the number of more challenging courses; making it easier for more students to take such courses; and eliminating some lower-level classes, among numerous other systemic upgrades.

BY THE NUMBERS…

The 2018 AP Scholars include:

  • Plainfield High School – Central Campus -- 78 students, up from 69 last year;
  • Plainfield South High School -- 111 students, up from 85 last year;
  • Plainfield North High School -- 99 students, down from 102 last year;
  • Plainfield East High School -- 107 students, down from 120 last year.

The AP Scholar Awards are given at four levels:

  • AP Scholars earned at least a 3 (out of a possible five) on three or more AP exams.
    • This year, District 202 had 182 AP Scholars, the same as last year.
  • AP Scholars with Honor earned an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
    • This year, District 202 had 88 AP Scholars with Honor, up from 77 last year.
  • AP Scholars with Distinction earned an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
    • This year, District 202 had 125 AP Scholars with Distinction, up from 117 last year.

National AP Scholar status is granted to students in the United States who earn an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

  • Fourteen District 202 students earned National AP Scholar status (up from 10 last year):
    • PHSCC graduates Sylvia Knight, Ashton Krepelka and Frank Ruane;
    • PSHS graduate Nicole Bayles;
    • PNHS graduates Thomas Daugherty, Broc Edson, Rayna Harter, Tanner Houslet and Emily Milton;
    • PEHS graduate Anthony Crawley, Sophie Ghahtani, Andrea Moncada, Rachel Park and Zachary Stutler.

As well, PEHS graduate Nicole Chlibovytsch earned an AP International Diploma for scoring 3 or higher on five or more AP exams in three or more subject areas.

Other Key 2018 Highlights from this year’s AP Scholar data:

  • Twenty-five students took at least 10 AP exams (up from 22 last year):
    • PHSCC –Alexander Duesing (10); Sylvia Knight (10); Ashton Krepelka (10); Frank Ruane (11);
    • PSHS – Mahin Azam (11); Nicole Bayles (12);
    • PNHS – Justin Corbett (11); Thomas Daugherty (11); Broc Edson (10); Rayna Harter (12); Tanner Houslet (10); Colin Maseman (10);
    • PEHS – Emily Gu (12);Shivam Malhotra (11); Srija Gogineni (11); Haaris Arain (10); Anthony Crawley (10); Jakob Czupek (10); Sophie Ghahtani (11); Fina Healy (11); Olivia Jenkins (12); Skyler Kaczmarczyk (11); Jacob Kerkstra (10); Rachel Park (10); Zachary Stutler (12).
  • Five students earned perfect scores of “5” on all exams taken (up from two last year):
    • PHSCC senior Ian Freeman (three exams)
    • PSHS senior Carlos Hevia-Aza Tomil (six exams); senior Erik Radakovich (seven exams)
    • PNHS senior Kaitlyn Robertson (three exams); junior Emily Woods (three exams)
  • District 202 posted an average score of 3.3.64 out of a possible 5 on all tests taken (up from 3.55 last year.) By school:
    • PHSCC -- 3.64 (up from 3.57 last year);
    • PSHS -- 3.45 (same as last year);
    • PNHS – 3.70 (down from 3.72 last year);
    • PEHS -- 3.75 (up from 3.48 last year)

2018 DISTRICT 202 AP SCHOLARS (all students are 2018 graduates, except as indicated. Where grades are noted, the noted grade is for the 2018-19 school year)

PHSCC

AP Scholars:

  • Nashwaan Ahmad (senior)
  • Kumayl Ahmed (junior)
  • Diego Angulo
  • Ruby Barraza
  • Jayden Bauer (senior)
  • Jacob Brockhaus
  • Christopher Cockrell (senior)
  • Justin Divelbiss (senior)
  • Dominik Durnas
  • Shane Franzen (senior)
  • Ian Freeman (senior)
  • Kate Gallinero
  • Hector Garcia (senior)
  • Dominika Gornikowski
  • Jessica Holman
  • Alexander Ilibasic (senior)
  • Patrick Jastre
  • Alexander Johnson
  • Samantha Johnson
  • Ethan Kelly (senior)
  • Lauren Martin
  • Corey Micheals (senior)
  • Carson Miller
  • Audrey Nelson
  • Claire Palmer (senior)
  • Quentin Parmenter
  • Rebecca Patush (senior)
  • Natalie Prena (senior)
  • Megan Sanico
  • Rebecca Sheehan
  • Kathryn Strand (senior)
  • Ashley Tanamal
  • Cheri Tanamal
  • Sabrina Trego
  • Tyler Tuason (senior)
  • Nasa Vo (senior)
  • Stephen Vosburgh
  • Benjamin Wielgos (senior)
  • Nikolas Zulca

AP Scholar with Honor:

  • Jesus Avalos
  • Alixander Awalt (senior)
  • Zachary deLeon (senior)
  • Tanner Evatt
  • Noah Franceschini (senior)
  • Samuel Glodowski
  • Antonio Gonzalez (senior)
  • Alejandro Guzman (senior)
  • Elizabeth Hansen
  • Kaitlyn Hilb
  • Lauren Hug
  • Samuel Jackson
  • Thomas Klimek
  • Patrick McCormick (senior)
  • Oliwer Pietryszek (senior)
  • William Rasmussen
  • McCade Tomczak
  • Angelina Vascik (senior)
  • Alexandra Vogen (senior)
  • Iris Wright (senior)

AP Scholar with Distinction

  • Aubrey Ackermann
  • Jack Buczek
  • Noah Bylon
  • Rishad Dharani (senior)
  • Alexander Duesing
  • Jonathan Goetsch (senior)
  • Alyssa Hauert
  • Dominic Heye
  • Elizabeth Hsieh (senior)
  • Payton Irwin (senior)
  • Emma Jaszczak
  • Courtney Keys
  • Sylvia Knight
  • Ashton Krepelka
  • Mason Magemeneas (senior)
  • Jacqlyn Mathews
  • Frank Ruane
  • Stephanie Torello (senior)
  • Andrew Wyckoff (senior)

National AP Scholar

  • Sylvia Knight
  • Ashton Krepelka
  • Frank Ruane

PSHS

AP Scholars:

  • Christopher Arch (senior)
  • Matthew Badali (senior)
  • Bryant Baugh
  • Hailey Begg
  • Macallister Bishop
  • Allana Blankenship
  • Brianna Borger
  • Ronald Carey
  • Nicole Drabek
  • Julian Dwyer (senior)
  • Sara Dyer
  • Kyle Erkonen
  • Sarah Fee (senior)
  • Kaitlyn Finnegan
  • Elaine Gleason
  • Emily Gonzalez
  • Cameron Graham
  • Claire Griffin (senior)
  • Andrew Holba
  • Kylie Horvath (senior)
  • Alexandra Jones (senior)
  • Skye Jones
  • Samaah Khan (senior)
  • Kelly Kosiek
  • Kaelyn Lagerwall (senior)
  • Carina Lopez
  • Cassandra Lorenz
  • Cassidy Martin (senior)
  • Kylie McCarthy
  • Michael McClure (senior)
  • Emily McKinney
  • Adrian Michniewicz
  • Emma Myers
  • Dylan O’Donoghue (senior)
  • Nikolas Opiola
  • Isabella Paredes
  • Thomas Pawlowski (senior)
  • Justin Pytel-Meyer (senior)
  • Austin Richardson (senior)
  • Ashley Rodriguez
  • Joseph Rohm
  • Kylee Rosenfeld (senior)
  • Sarah Sarkas (senior)
  • Isabella Scott
  • Emily Sherrill (senior)
  • Natalie Sipes
  • Jared Soucek
  • Lauren Sreniawski (senior)
  • Jason Subick II
  • Sophia Swanberg
  • Anna Tedder
  • Robert Tucker
  • Charles Vazquez
  • Alex Welter
  • Caroline Werderitsch
  • Parker Woods (senior)
  • Demetria Zoldak (junior) 

AP Scholar with Honor:

  • Marlene Angulo
  • Nicholas Cheop
  • Gary Duncan
  • Justice Dunham
  • Abigail Edwards
  • Luke Fox (senior)
  • Emelio Franchini
  • Robert Haukohl (senior)
  • Durim Imeri
  • Kathryn Iwan (senior)
  • Justin Jasper
  • Valerie Kacinskas
  • Jessica Langnickel
  • Eric Littrell
  • Marie Lockowitz
  • Joshua Magiera
  • Raaif Majeed
  • Shalma Marin
  • Jacob Maro (senior)
  • Alexander Ohlson
  • Jacob Plutz
  • Nikolai Stier
  • Jake Willison

AP Scholar with Distinction

  • Zayda Alvarado
  • Mahin Azam
  • Nichole Bayles
  • Kennedy Branch (senior)
  • David Bravo
  • Rachel Craig (senior)
  • Kirsten Drabek
  • Andrew Garcia
  • Elizabeth Gleason
  • Samantha Harkness
  • Carlos Hevia-Aza Tomillo (senior)
  •  Anna Janicek (senior)
  • Tyler Kabaker
  • Zachary Knepper
  • Jackson Lapp
  • Jada Loleng (senior)
  • Victoria Mejia
  • Riley Mulcahy
  • Samantha Niewoehner
  • Ryan O’Malley
  • Jacob Przylucki (senior)
  • Erik Radakovich (senior)
  • Ryan Rostron
  • Meghan Ryan
  • Orion Sauer
  • Christian Skuby
  • Claudia Vasquez
  • William Weng (senior)
  • Brendan Wengler
  • Evan Williams
  • Sarah Ziebell

National AP Scholar

  • Nichole Bayles

PNHS

AP Scholars:

  • Rohale Ahmad (senior)
  • Kathryn Altenbern (senior)
  • Alexandros Argoudelis
  • Jocelyn Arredondo
  • Nicholas Bernier (senior)
  • Brian Bertoni (senior)
  • Titha Bhattacharyya (senior)
  • Trina Bhattacharyya (senior)
  • Spencer Brandt
  • Sarah Bredesen
  • Benjamin Buzzell
  • Kaelin Callow
  • Matthew Conley
  • Shreya Deb
  • Sarah Dilday
  • Nathan Domabyl (senior)
  • Megan Duenser
  • Emily Fisher
  • Hannah Heyden (senior)
  • Elias Kassa
  • Fatima Khan (senior)
  • James Kielczewski
  • Jillian Klatt
  • Daniel Martzolf (senior)
  • Katherine Meunier
  • Alexander Miller
  • Luke Newman (senior)
  • Kobe Povlick
  • Ian Rich (senior)
  • Matthew Richmond
  • Nicholas Robbins
  • Kaitlyn Robertson (senior)
  • Ann Robey (senior)
  • Oliver Rotkis
  • Maryam Salik
  • Rubaab Shaikh (senior)
  • Hailey Short
  • Ryan Sobolewski
  • Alkesh Sumant
  • Logan Todorovic (senior)
  • Gianna Turturillo
  • Aakef Waris
  • Cora Weibye (senior)
  • Bailee Wilhite (senior)
  • Ryan Witek
  • Emily Woods (junior)
  • James Wylie (senior)

AP Scholar with Honor:

  • Robert Bertulis (senior)
  • Lucas Bogar
  • Kaitlyn Brecker
  • Angelina Chartrand (senior)
  • Ryan Crafton (senior)
  • Madeline Dwyer (senior)
  • Devang Ghela (senior)
  • Jarett Gundersen (senior)
  • Zainub Haveliwala (senior)
  • Jennifer Kovalcik
  • Abigail Kulak
  • Rebecca Lau
  • Kaitlyn Mckanna
  • Megi Mecholli
  • Natalie Monroe (senior)
  • Jared Osborne
  • Stuti Patel (senior)
  • Stephanie Petrov
  • Shawn Riemer
  • Amanda Slutzky (senior)
  • Norhan Tobaa (senior)
  • Connor Wendland

AP Scholar with Distinction

  • Alexis Baber
  • Robert Buckles
  • David Caceres
  • Luc Carden (senior)
  • Julia Carriel
  • Justin Corbett
  • Thomas Daugherty
  • Allison Eccarius
  • Broc Edson
  • Abigail Gustafson
  • Rayna Harter
  • Parsia Hedayat
  • Tanner Houslet
  • Zachary Kowalski
  • Nicholas Lowe (senior)
  • Colin Maseman
  • Jacob Milo (senior)
  • Emily Milton
  • Collin Nye (senior)
  • Keya Panchal (senior)
  • Megan Patton
  • Anthony Rich
  • Madison Ryley
  • Payton Sakamoto (senior)
  • Isaac Schennum
  • Mackenzie Schlanser (senior)
  • Ravina Thakkar
  • Esmee Vernooij
  • Elizabeth Vinson
  • Cyndy Zhu (senior)

National AP Scholar

  • Thomas Daugherty
  • Broc Edson
  • Rayna Harter
  • Tanner Houslet
  • Emily Milton

PEHS

AP Scholars:

  • Samuel Alvidrez
  • Giselle Barajas
  • Daniela Barbosa (senior)
  • Jade Becknell
  • Erica Bobrowski
  • Elijah Bryant
  • Jacquelin Casillas (senior)
  • John Connolly (senior)
  • Carl Dela Cruz
  •  Cameron Erickson
  • Yolanda Everson (senior)
  • Graziella Gialo
  • Michelle Giron (senior)
  • Jakob Gleason (senior)
  • Emily Gu
  • Mohammed Halim
  • Sobia Hashmi
  • Fantah Kabba (senior)
  • Emma Korp (senior)
  • Mattie Levy
  • Shivam Malhotra
  • Alexandra Nevarez (senior)
  • Robyn Pagulayan (senior)
  • Alyssa Fay Pangilinan
  • Alyssa Pincuspy (senior)
  • Kofi Prah
  • Jacob Rissman
  • Amberly Rodriguez
  • Carl San Luis
  • Yamani Shareef (senior)
  • Matthew Slikas (senior)
  • Lauren Thibault
  • Carolyn Togliatti
  • Daniella Underwood (senior)
  • Harin Venkatachalam (senior)
  • Matthew Vozenilek (senior)
  • Tegan Washington (senior)
  • Jeremy Weitendorf
  • Jiahao Yao

AP Scholar with Honor:

  • Darian Alonzo (senior)
  • Ismael Alvarado (senior)
  • Abigail Angomas
  • Matthew Avers (senior)
  • Abigail Brouillard (senior)
  • Michael Burke (senior)
  • Spencer Cibulskis (senior)
  • Evan Dawson
  • Jacob Floresca (senior)
  • Srija Gogineni
  • Eva Haque (senior)
  • Jarett Hardek
  • Marco Metry (senior)
  • Taylor Miller
  • Nikitha Nagumalli (senior)
  • Abigail Neil (senior)
  • Bryant Norton (senior)
  • Axel Ohrvall
  • Christopher Santiago
  • Victoria Trefry
  • Graciana Trillo-Ruggles
  • Dadetyn Wood
  • Tahj Yearby

AP Scholar with Distinction:

  • Emmanuel Angomas (senior)
  • Haaris Arain
  • Zara Bangash (senior)
  • Jack Baryenbruch
  • Arsanious Boctor
  • Raaid Chaudry
  • Nicole Chlibovytsch
  • Gabriel Chutuape
  • Katie Clifford
  • Samantha Contreras
  • Anthony Crawley
  • Jakob Czupek
  • Adriane Clair Distor
  • Mike Esquivel (senior)
  • Danny Fang
  • Darryl Forbes
  • Alicen Ford
  • Jacob Garbe
  • Sophie Ghahtani
  • Fina Healy
  • Darlyne Hernandez
  • Alan Jaber
  • Olivia Jenkins
  • Skyler Kaczmarczyk
  • Joshua Kayiwa
  • Jacob Kerkstra
  • Hanaa Khan (senior)
  • John Kim
  • Samuel Koppitz
  • Ryan Kruegel
  • Crystal Martillo
  • Leah Mims
  • Andrea Moncada (senior)
  • Miles Moore (senior)
  • Connor Morfoot
  • Spencer Napiwocki
  • Joseph Nordmann
  • Cecilia Ohale
  • Rachel Park
  • Erin Rzonca
  • Jacob Simpson (senior)
  • Zachary Stutler
  • Alyssa Suarez (senior)
  • Jules Suarez
  • Joshua Tagtmeyer (senior)

National AP Scholar:

  • Anthony Crawley
  • Sophie Ghahtani
  • Andrea Moncada (senior)
  • Rachel Park
  • Zachary Stutler

AP International Diploma

  • Nicole Chlibovytsch