• Aug. 30, 2023

    127 named AP Scholars

    127 AP ScholarsThe College Board recently announced that 127 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 2022-23 school year.

    In May 2023, 355 Upper St. Clair students completed 711 AP exams in 26 subjects – earning an 83 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.)

    Fifty-four 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 2023 graduates Aashna N. Banerjee, Emily F. Barrie, Colby J. Bernard, Sahil P. Bhalodia, Carter L. Chui, Jasmine F. Dietiker, Matthew Earley, Ella D. Elkoni, Baden R. Friday, Ansh Goyal, Christopher D. Hall, Matthew C. Hrehocik, Andrew G. Kanj, Peer Khan, Daniel A. Khani, Rebecca G. Lang, Aaditya P. Markose, Phillip T. Markovitz, Carter P. McClintock-Comeaux, Edythe L. McCurrie, Jack N. Miller, Quinton B. Miller, Keshav A. Narasimhan, Chase A. Neponuceno, Patrick M. Nowak, Priyanka J. Palayekar, Eesha Pande, Mariah M. Rainier, Rosemary G. Ramirez, Maanasa S. Reddy, Sherry S. Ren, Evan J. Sarkett, John C. Scherer, Sophia Song, Lauren Starr, Cole A. Super, Daniel A. Wang, Benjamin G. Wasson, Abigail E. Weber, Landon R. York, Henry Zheng and Matvey Zoukovski; and seniors Leona Chen, Boshi Dong, Priyasha Itani, Renuka C. Kota, Charlie Lawrence, Susan Liu, Mahir N. Parmar, Esat Sarac, Anuj N. Shah, Alex H. Sun, James Tenney and Lauren M. Tenney.

    Thirty 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 2023 graduates Nicholas E. Amatangelo, Virginia G. Cortese, Colin J. Eccher, Jeremiah Fleming, Noah E. Gordley, Morgan E. Huzjak, Cassidy M. Jordan, Maura E. Joyce, Julia L. Kania, Ava M. Keating, Noah T. Wagner and Elizabeth Zavadil; and seniors Isaac Bernstein, Yousef M. Bin Hammad, Reese E. Copenhaver, Matthew E. Fibbi, Louis J. Gargani, Vir Kamat, Arnav Kumar, Colin X. Liang, Hunter Maher, William N. Manning, Leo Masse, Liam S. Park, Harini Sakthivel, Rohit Sattuluri, Arjun A. Suresh, Shiven Verma, Irene X. Yap and Isabella Zhang.

    Forty-three 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 2023 graduates Nitin Chandran, Owen P. Damon, Christopher J. Devlin, John C. Dietrick, Shree R. Diora, Javin B. Faisant, Lily C. Gessel, William J. Hetz, Ryan J. Higgs, Connor J. Hyatt, Peter R. Janoski, Kyle R. Kerber, Mansi P. Lathia, Brayden W. Lucas, Colin R. McFeeley, Alexander M. Petkov, Katelyn A. Robbins, Wolfram E. Schmidt, Ipsita Singh, Lucy L. Volpatt, Cameron J. Weber, Kevin J. Wehrle, Garrett D. White, Dakota J. Worstell, Yanzhe Xu and Yasmeen Zalloum; seniors Lucas S. Bishop, Matthew Bordenstein, Anthony J. Cardello, Ujal Gautam, Miriam Gutensohn, Benton S. Leggat, Autumn Ma, Claire Manalo, Maeryn E. Mannix, Caroline Murphy, Yog Trivedi, Aniketh Vivekanandan, Jenny Wang and Raina H. Young; and juniors Jamie M. Barrett, Esha P. Lathia and Isabel T. Vilensky.

    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 25 AP courses including AP Art & Design; 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.