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Record-high 376 District 202 students named 2017 AP Scholars

A record-high 376 District 202 high school graduates and current students were named 2017 AP Scholars based on their performance on the Advanced Placement exams given during the 2016-2017 school year.

The 376 AP Scholars is 74 more than last year’s 302 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.

The 376 Scholars include 10 students named National AP Scholars, the highest Scholar designation. There were 15 National Scholars last year.

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.

That work has included raising 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.

 

The 2017 AP Scholars include:  

  • Plainfield High School – Central Campus -- 69 students, up from 52 last year;
  • Plainfield South High School -- 85 students, up from 60 last year;
  • Plainfield North High School -- 102 students, down from 107 last year;
  • Plainfield East High School -- 120 students, up from 83 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, up from 145 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 77 AP Scholars with Honor, up from 65 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 117 AP Scholars with Distinction, up from 92 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.

  • Ten District 202 students earned National AP Scholar status (down from 15 last year):
    • PHSCC graduates Jacob Hawkins, Alex Romero and Nathan Sampson;
    • PSHS graduates Mary Ferneau, Alexander Hurtado, Daniel Muncaster and Caitlin Yahnke;
    • PNHS graduates Hayden Schennum and John Vu;
    • PEHS graduate Julian Del Rosario.

 

Highlights from this year’s AP Scholar data:

 

  • Twenty-two students took at least 10 AP exams (up from 17 last year):
    • PHSCC – Nathan Yusko, Rafael Garcia, Nicholas Prah (10), Kyle Cockrell (12), Jacob Hawkins (13);
    • PSHS – Alexander Hurtado (10), Vanessa Gonzalez, Sarah Mullan, Daniel Muncaster (11), Konstantinos Dimitroulas, Caitlin Yahnke (12), Kevin Garcia (13);
    • PNHS – John Vu (10), Hayden Schennum (11);
    • PEHS – Dominick Culotta, Olivia Luca, Gowtham Yerneni (10), Julian Del Rosario, Shalaka Kollerkandy, Mohammed Shamsi (11), Henry Tada, Victoria Wisniewski (12).

 

  • Two students earned an average score of “5” by scoring 5’s on all exams taken (up from one last year):
    • PSHS senior Maritza Gallegos (five exams)
    • PEHS graduate Quentin Urbanowicz (three exams)

 

  • District 202 posted an average score of 3.55 out of a possible 5 on all tests taken (down from 3.56 last year.) By school:
    • PHSCC -- 3.57 (down from 3.60 last year);
    • PSHS -- 3.45 (up from 3.27 last year);
    • PNHS – 3.72 (down from 3.85 last year);
    • PEHS -- 3.48 (down from 3.52 last year)

 

2017 DISTRICT 202 AP SCHOLARS (all students are 2017 graduates, except as indicated. Where grades are noted, the noted grade is for the 2017-18 school year)

 

PHSCC

 

AP Scholars:

  • Diego Angulo (senior)
  • Jesus Avalos (senior)
  • Katherine Buck
  • Jack Buczek (senior)
  • Noah Bylon (senior)
  • Patricia Chavez
  • Daniel Colantone
  • Kathryn Countryman
  • Caitlin Crosetto
  • Ryan Dragisic (senior)
  • Dominik Durnas (senior)
  • Javier Espindola
  • Dominika Gornikowski (senior)
  • Andrea Herrera
  • Dominic Heye (senior)
  • Michael Hood
  • Benjamin Keneth
  • Thomas Klimek (senior)
  • Zachary Krueger
  • Marissa Meadows
  • Marco Morales
  • Quentin Parmenter (senior)
  • William Rasmussen (senior)
  • Jarod Rodriguez
  • Emilee Rowzee
  • Monica Ruiz
  • Jessica Schroeder
  • Sheldon Ticala
  • Gabrielle Vergara
  • Stephen Vosburgh (senior)
  • Rebecca Ward
  • Jacob Warren
  • Shannon Whittington
  • Nathan Yusko

 

AP Scholar with Honor:

  • Nora Ait Boucherbil
  • Molly Behland
  • Megan Brock
  • Nathan Canavan
  • Noah Culbreth
  • Abagail Elens
  • Sylvia Knight (senior)
  • Austin Mayfield
  • Julia Romanowski
  • Hailey Stacy
  • Kimberly Valdez
  • Conner Wittman

 

AP Scholar with Distinction

  • Collin Bastian
  • Kyle Cockrell
  • Schyyler Davis
  • Alexander Duesing (senior)
  • Marie Franzen
  • Rafael Garcia
  • Jacob Hawkins
  • Kaiya Hietikko
  • Collin Hudetz
  • Douglas Hug
  • Nicholas Ilibasic
  • Adrianna Koty
  • Ashton Krepelka (senior)
  • Cody Lister
  • Aichem Malubay
  • Madison Marik
  • Juan Ortega
  • Riya Parikh
  • Nicholas Prah
  • Claire Randall
  • Alex Romero
  • Frank Ruane (senior)
  • Nathan Sampson

 

National AP Scholar

  • Jacob Hawkins
  • Alex Romero
  • Nathan Sampson

 

PSHS

 

AP Scholars:

  • Mary Ann Alaa
  • Breanna Beallis
  • Hailey Begg (senior)
  • Allana Blankenship (senior)
  • Brianna Borger (senior)
  • David Bravo (senior)
  • Jaianna Brooks
  • Angel Caballero
  • Jessica Chandler
  • Kirsten Drabek (senior)
  • Gary Duncan (senior)
  • Justice Dunham (senior)
  • Abigail Edwards (senior)
  • Andres Esparza-Cruz
  • Amasil Fahim
  • Victoria-Jo Gapuz
  • Matthew Gedge
  • Elizabeth Gleason (senior)
  • Vanessa Gonzalez
  • Cameron Graham (senior)
  • Marissa Harkness
  • Michael Hazel
  • Andrew Holba (senior)
  • Maura Johansson
  • Valerie Kacinskas (senior)
  • Marissa Kmetty
  • Andrew Kubinski
  • Joshua Magiera (senior)
  • Raaif Majeed (senior)
  • Yusra Malik
  • Unzila Manzoor
  • Shalma Marin (senior)
  • Olivia McGrath
  • Emily McKinney (senior)
  • Jeffery Mickow
  • Christopher Mikkelsen
  • Riley Mulcahy (senior)
  • Nikolas Opiola (senior)
  • Jaslyn Orozco
  • Giana PoeRio
  • Citlalli Ruiz
  • Orion Sauer (senior)
  • Isabella Scott (senior)
  • David Seibert (senior)
  • Christian Skuby (senior)
  • Dylan Snow
  • Jared Soucek (senior)
  • Emily Thierry
  • Claudia Vasquez (senior)
  • Jocelyn Velasco
  • Terrance Wade

 

AP Scholar with Honor:

  • Konstantinos Dimitroulas
  • Nicole Drabek (senior)
  • Kevin Garcia
  • Rameeza Ibrahim
  • Durim Imeri (senior)
  • Nicolas Jimenez (senior)
  • Jackson Lapp (senior)
  • Sarah Mullan
  • Samantha Niewoehner (senior)
  • Andrew Nunez
  • Ryan Rostron (senior)
  • Joshua Silverman
  • Patrick Thomas
  • Brendan Wengler (senior)
  • Evan Williams (senior)
  • Sarah Ziebell (senior)

 

AP Scholar with Distinction

  • Estela Alcantara
  • Carolina Arreola
  • Mahin Azam (senior)
  • Nicole Bayles (senior)
  • Alejandro Bravo
  • Cian-Justin Domacena
  • Mary Ferneau
  • James Fox
  • Maritza Gallegos (senior)
  • Samantha Harkness (senior)
  • Alexander Hurtado
  • Tyler Kabaker (senior)
  • Zachary Knepper (senior)
  • Elias Martin
  • Cayla Mims
  • Daniel Muncaster
  • Ryan O’Malley (senior)
  • Caitlin Yahnke

 

National AP Scholar

  • Mary Ferneau
  • Alexander Hurtado
  • Daniel Muncaster
  • Caitlin Yahnke

 

PNHS

 

AP Scholars:

  • Syeda A. Abedi
  • Syema M. Abedi
  • Hannah Adams
  • Ian Aslam
  • Alexis Baber (senior)
  • Sarah Bell (senior)
  • Lucas Bogar (senior)
  • Olan Bruyere
  • Robert Buckles (senior)
  • Jayden Burke
  • Evan Carden
  • Divya Francis
  • Amelia Frank
  • Briana Golden
  • Parsia Hedayat (senior)
  • Noah Hilgendorf
  • Raymie Hockman (senior)
  • Fides Icalina
  • Dalya Kanani (senior)
  • James Kielczewski (senior)
  • Jennifer Kovalcik (senior)
  • Zachary Kowalski (senior)
  • Senada Mankolli
  • Jared Osborne (senior)
  • Carson Perry (senior)
  • Nizar Quafisheh
  • Kaitlyn Richardson
  • Taylor Shoenhair
  • Hailey Short (senior)
  • Kaylor Smith (senior)
  • Ryan Sobolewski (senior)
  • Adam Stephens
  • Kyle Svara
  • Abigail Travers
  • Cooper Tunac
  • Frank Vido
  • Nallely Zavala
  • Julia Zielinski (senior)

 

AP Scholar with Honor:

  • Shira Agam
  • Asma Ali
  • Natalie Berlin
  • Kaitlyn Brecker (senior)
  • Ryan Cartwright
  • Alexis Cerrillo
  • Brittany Drag
  • Allison Eccarius (senior)
  • Andres Gonzalez
  • Shane Holsclaw
  • Brendan Kelly
  • Colin Maseman (senior)
  • Dylan Orsi
  • Anthony Rich (senior)
  • Madison Ryley (senior)
  • Isaac Schennum (senior)
  • Casey Slezak
  • Zachary Slezak
  • Alkesh Sumant (senior)
  • Austin Swatek
  • Allison Vanhoff (senior)
  • Chen Zhang

 

AP Scholar with Distinction

  • Rachel Alessio
  • Justin Barry
  • Sofia Chartrand
  • Chandler Clark
  • Justin Corbett (senior)
  • Thomas Daugherty (senior)
  • Alina Dorion
  • Broc Edson (senior)
  • Noah Eheart
  • Michael Gannon
  • Abigail Gustafson (senior)
  • Rayna Harter (senior)
  • Sean Hopp
  • Tanner Houslet (senior)
  • Estelle Jung
  • Subhan Manzoor
  • Nathaniel Martinez
  • Kaitlyn McKanna (senior)
  • Emily Milton (senior)
  • Cassidy Newberry
  • Alexander Patel
  • Ishan Patel
  • Megan Patton (senior)
  • Alan Peal
  • Jorge Perez
  • Jack Raddatz
  • Justin Rehder
  • Thomas Robey
  • Pulkit Saini
  • Hayden Schennum
  • Emily Schroeder
  • Anneka Sebok
  • Varsha Shankar
  • Kevin Sitarz
  • Robert Sparks
  • Joshua Stadler
  • Ravina Thakkar (senior)
  • Esmee Vernooij (senior)
  • Elizabeth Vinson (senior)
  • John Vu
  • Lydia Wilimitis
  • Emily Williams

 

National AP Scholar

  • Hayden Schennum
  • John Vu

 

PEHS

 

AP Scholars:

  • Ali Abushamat
  • Ahmad Alramahi
  • Giselle Barajas (senior)
  • Eric Brehmer
  • Jori Brewer
  • Esmerelda Castelan
  • Katie Clifford (senior)
  • Christian Comillas
  • Samantha Contreras (senior)
  • Jack Dinello
  • Ashley Dzimira
  • Danny Fang (senior)
  • Jacob Garbe (senior)
  • Joshua George
  • Destiny Gomez
  • Emily Gu (senior)
  • Zarish Hafeez
  • Mohammed Halim (senior)
  • Mira Hassan
  • Katherine Hayes
  • Taylor Hays
  • Darlyne Hernandez (senior)
  • Cydney Jackson
  • Jeffery Joniak
  • Georgia Kaminski
  • Shalaka Kollerkandy
  • Samuel Koppitz (senior)
  • Samantha Lawdensky
  • Justin Le
  • Olivia Luca
  • Shivam Malhotra (senior)
  • Edmund Manual
  • Crystal Martillo (senior)
  • Jenna Meyers
  • Jordan Miller
  • Marie-Paul Moukiama
  • Joseph Nordmann (senior)
  • Axel Ohrvall (senior)
  • Kevin Ortiz
  • Liam Poe (senior)
  • Evelyn Quintana
  • Iman Rab
  • Carlee Rogala
  • Thomas Rogers
  • Fernanda Sandoval
  • Logan Schmitt
  • Henry Tadia
  • John Thompson
  • Payton Thompson
  • Stephen Tinson
  • Gabriel Tovar
  • Victoria Trefry (senior)
  • James Underwood (senior)
  • Quentin Urbanowicz
  • Noah Van Wyk
  • Christian Vasquez
  • Daniel Wilgosiewicz
  • Tahj Yearby (senior)
  • Andrew Zavala

 

AP Scholar with Honor:

  • Nabeeha Bakhrani
  • Justin Blaney
  • Ashley Brouillard
  • Raaid Chaudry (senior)
  • Adriane Distor (senior)
  • Hidaya Gabr (senior)
  • Shaniah Gangoso
  • Shania Gimenez
  • Srija Gogineni (senior)
  • Conner Hayward
  • Gabrielle Hoffman
  • Marissa Irelan
  • Alan Jaber (senior)
  • Skyler Kaczmarczyk (senior)
  • Ryan Kruegel (senior)
  • Naomi Lares
  • Kyle McCoy
  • Cecilia Ohale (senior)
  • Alyssa Pangilinan (senior)
  • Michael Rogers (senior)
  • Jake Street
  • Jules Suarez (senior)
  • Alexis Tamayo (senior)
  • Emma Vasquez
  • Victoria Wisniewski
  • Jacob Wissinger
  • Gowtham Yernani

 

AP Scholar with Distinction:

  • Haaris Arain (senior)
  • Nicholas Bailey
  • Jack Baryenbruch (senior)
  • Arsanious Boctor (senior)
  • Claudia Chirio
  • Nicole Chlibovytsch (senior)
  • Claire Correll
  • Anthony Crawley (senior)
  • Dominic Culotta
  • Jakob Czupek (senior)
  • Julian Del Rosario
  • William Foster
  • Sophie Ghahtani (senior)
  • Madeline Haymond
  • Fina Healy (senior)
  • Olivia Jenkins (senior)
  • Apoorva Josyula
  • Joshua Kayiwa (senior)
  • Jacob Kerkstra (senior)
  • Mitchell Kiska
  • Alexandra Kiszluk
  • Adrian Manjarrez
  • Colleen McCann
  • Leah Mims (senior)
  • Marco Moncada
  • Rachel Park
  • Jasmine Randhawa
  • Adrian Enrique Reyes
  • Erin Rzonca (senior)
  • Christopher Santiago (senior)
  • Mohammed Shamsi
  • Zachary Stutler (senior)
  • Alexandra Thill
  • Nathan Wisnionski

 

National AP Scholar:

  • Julian Del Rosario