46 Pattonville students named AP Scholars
46 Pattonville students named AP Scholars
Monday, December 18, 2017
Forty-six Pattonville High School students were recognized for outstanding performance on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) exams taken last spring. 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 a successful performance on individual AP exams. Only about 20 percent of the more than 2.1 million high school students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.

Pattonville students took the AP exams last May after completing college-level courses at Pattonville High School. Pattonville offers 18 Advanced Placement courses: AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Government and Politics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art and AP United States History. Last year, one-third of Pattonville High School students enrolled in AP courses.

Pattonville students were recognized for achieving three different levels of AP Scholar. Eleven students earned the Scholar with Distinction Award by scoring an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. The following graduates were recognized with this honor: Aaron Clark, Keturah Gadson, Daniel LaFollete, Kathleen McNeary, Samuel Riggs, Mitchell Skaggs, Nathaniel Skelton, Micah Thompkins, Olivia Wedig, Rhiannon Williamson and Joshua Zahner.

Eight Pattonville students earned the Scholar with Honor Award by earning 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. Current seniors honored with this distinction are Alisha Hill, Hannah Robinson and Grace Skelton. Additionally, 2017 graduates Mamadu Barrie, Joshua Holtgrieve, Gabriel Janger, Sheda Lin and Jordin McGehee were also named Scholars with Honor.

Another 27 Pattonville students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. Current Pattonville seniors who earned the AP Scholar Awards are: Sarah Baker, Garrett Binggeli, Makyla Boyd, Evan Clark, Samantha Esteep, Aaron Garner, Sarah Hasekamp, Caleb Hughes, Carter Kennedy, Kamilah Kirkwood, Lindsey Lorsbach, Michael Pieper, Amanda Rossel, Scott Scoopmire and Morgan Vaughn. Those who graduated last May and earned the recognition are: Amanda Faust, Simar Gandhi, Taylor Hays, Ethan Holtgrieve, Luke Jacobi, Charles Lobser, Nathan McClain, Celeste Potter, Nicholas Pruett, Alyssa Reyes, Abigail Schrumpf and Griffin Stoeckel.

More than 90 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit and/or placement for qualifying exams. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP exams typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

From left, Garrett Binggeli, Samantha Esteep and Michael Pieper were among several Pattonville students honors with AP Scholar recognitions.