• Aug. 17, 2022

    117 named AP Scholars

    AP ScholarsThe College Board recently announced that 117 Upper St. Clair High School students and recent graduates earned the designation of AP Scholar. These students earned recognition for their exceptional achievement in the college-level Advanced Placement Program during the 2021-22 school year.

    “Our AP Scholars have achieved at an exceptionally high level while completing some of the most rigorous coursework available for high school students,” Dr. Timothy Wagner, Upper St. Clair High School principal, said. “And, so many of these students are also leaders in other areas of our school, such as in athletics, the arts and activities. We are incredibly proud that they have challenged themselves academically and have experienced success.”

    In May 2022, 348 Upper St. Clair students completed 686 AP exams in 24 subjects – earning a 79 percent pass rate. AP tests are scored 1-5; students must earn a 3 or higher to pass and possibly qualify for college credit. (Colleges and universities have independent policies regarding awarding credits for AP courses.)

    Sixty students were recognized as AP Scholars with Distinction. To qualify, students must earn 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. The list of honorees includes 2022 graduates Benjamin G. Wasson; William A. Bacdayan; Jacob Bernstein; Bear Bottonari; Phoebe M. Chen; Sophie C. Chen; Scott X. Cheung; Alyana S. Childs; Grace P. Copenhaver; Varun Damarla; Saif A. Durrani; Linus R. Friedman; Kathleen M. Gianni; Andrew C. Happ; Prapti Kanani; Aubrey S. Lang; Ethan C. Leszczynski; Eden Ma; Molly C. Maher; Luka Misic; Trinity R. Murphy; Ethan T. Neal; Daniel J. Paulick; Victoria A. Pete; Sriya Rayapureddy; Shana S. Reddy; Andrew J. Rosello; Sambhav M. Saggi; Vidhur V. Senthil; Ritvik P. Shah; Sujay K. Shah; Nitish Sharma; Nikhil E. Shetty; Zach N. Sileo; Mia H. Skeel; Nivedha A. Suresh; Jeet J. Sutreja; Alexander H. Teresi; Aditri Thakur; Hersh R. Tripathi; Arunprakash Vasudevan; Daniel J. Wang; Judy Wang; Maddie J. Wetzel; Andrew H. White; Shane L. Williams; Adam S. Zheng; and Shanning Zhou; and seniors Carter L. Chui; Jasmine F. Dietiker; Matthew Earley; Ansh Goyal; Peer Khan; Phillip T. Markovitz; Carter P. McClintock-Comeaux; Quinton B. Miller; Keshav A. Narasimhan; Patrick M. Nowak; Cole A. Super; and Daniel A. Wang.

    Twenty-two Upper St. Clair students earned recognition as AP Scholars with Honor by earning an average score of 3.25 or higher on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Upper St. Clair’s AP Scholars with Honor include 2022 graduates George A. Atencio; Joseph H. Goldstein; Esha S. Lahoti; Lilian C. Leggat; Catalina I. Marchando; Felipe Mola Curi; Kaelyn G. Moran; Dev K. Patel; Eva D. Rankin; Ethan M. Rocks; Evan M. Tefft; and Isaac J. Yap; and seniors Aashna N. Banerjee; Sahil P. Bhalodia; Maura E. Joyce; Jason Lu; Jack N. Miller; Chase A. Neponuceno; Priyanka J. Palayekar; Maanasa S. Reddy; Evan J. Sarkett; and Sophia Song.

    Thirty-five Upper St. Clair students earned the distinction of AP Scholar by earning scores of 3 or higher on three or more exams. AP Scholars include 2022 graduates Saif M. Bin Hammad; Nathan A. Garrett; Cadence C. Golden; Hannah E. Hardy; Allen M. Ho; Patrick P. Hynds; Rameshwarnaik A. Kethavath; Arika LaGoy; Trevor O. Lamb; Maggie F. Lowden; Leah M. Lund; Andrew H. Miller; Connor M. O'Neill; Michael V. Pellicci; William G. Perham; Joe Phillips; Ryan N. Senchyshak; Cole D. Shegan-Siniawski; Ganesh Sivaramakrishnan; Nolan J. Thomas; Fiona T. Wang; Eliana M. Zahalsky; and Bria R. Zegarelli; seniors Emily F. Barrie; Lan de Jong; Andrew G. Kanj; Rebecca G. Lang; Edythe L. McCurrie; Eesha Pande; Mariah M. Rainier; Tyler D. Riemer; and Elizabeth Zavadil; and juniors Susan Liu; Anuj N. Shah; and Lauren M. Tenney.

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP Exams. Upper St. Clair High School currently offers 24 AP courses including AP Biology; AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; AP Chemistry; AP Chinese Language; AP Comparative Government & Politics; AP Computer Science A; AP English Language and Composition; AP English Literature and Composition; AP Environmental Science; AP French Language; AP German Language; AP Macroeconomics; AP Microeconomics; AP Music Theory; AP Physics 1; AP Physics C: Mechanics; AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism; AP Psychology; AP Spanish Language; AP Statistics; AP U.S. Government & Politics; AP U.S. History; and AP World History.

    According to the College Board, AP students are more likely than their peers to complete college within four years and students who take AP exams say it makes them feel more confident and prepared for college.