North Royalton High School Students Earn Awards for High Scores on AP Exams: Community Voices
North Royalton High School (NRHS) students have again had immense success with the Advanced Placement (AP) program. The AP program offers college-level curriculum and exams for high school students. Each year, students take AP exams in multiple subjects and by earning a high score on the test, are awarded an AP Scholar Award. NRHS offers 12 Advanced Placement Courses: American Government, United States History, Microeconomics/Macroeconomics, Psychology, English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Physics I, Physics II, French and Spanish.
The AP awards have several categories. NRHS had 39 AP Scholars, 13 AP Scholars with Honors, 49 AP Scholars with Distinction and 8 National AP Scholars.
The AP Scholar Award is earned by students who receive scores of three or higher on three or more AP exams. This year’s recipients are Kate Altany, Jessica Altshuler, Grace Amato, Vedant Amin, Jessica Barrett, Brandon Bielak, Sarah Bockelman, Jackson Brown, Rachael Caldwell, Elise Chojnacki, Connor Clark, Tyler Frantz, Thomas Frey, James Furio, Evan Groh, Allison Hrovat, Margaret Kaniecki, Sean Knipp, Becca Koetter, James Konet, Matthew Lam, Charles Lobello, Kendall Lord, Connor Lubinski, Mary Masterson, Anthony Miduri, Mason Montag, Zachary Mueller, Dominic Palko, Isabel Petchler, Stefan Rakit, Rachel Roberts, Brian Rossman, Tyler Schwartz, Philip Thomas, Anush Tomar, Christina Vitakis, Carolyn Weiser and Kate Young.
The AP Scholar with Honor Award is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and a score of three or higher on four or more of these exams. This year’s recipients are Adam Compan, Rachel Dietz, Samantha Fink, Tyler Gardner, Gracie Goodman, Megan Grospitch, Scott Hilfer, Robert Menon, Tanner Price, Evan Scott, Elaine Slaby, Nazar Tkachenko and Anna Weber.
The AP Scholar with Distinction Award is for students who earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of three or higher on five or more of these exams. This year’s recipients are Ryan Benefiel, Brian Berish, Alex Berkes, Erik Bodily, Ryan Burdick, Loren Calomfirescu, Emma Chu, Matthew Compan, John Daiker, Eric Denvey, Christopher Emling, Cameron Furbeck, Larissa Gaborick, Ryan Gallagher, Aileen Hall, Gabrielle Horvath, Matthew Hu, Riley Jenkins, Sankara Jeyabalan, Sarah Kareti, Elizabeth Kelly, Jeffrey Kozik, Emily Krejci, Emma LaGuardia, Allison Liptak, Colin Maguire, Olivia Manias, Anna Martin, Kyrolos Melek, Anaam Mostafiz, Brett Nemetz, Jack Nemetz, Tam Nguyen-Huynh, Nemanja Ninkovic, Diya Patel, Palak Patel, Nolan Pearce, James Ptak, Kyle Roberts, Maxfield Rowlett, Nathan Rush, Nicholas Sanfilippo, Jordan Shifflet, Michael Spisak, Lindsey Tout, Paul Twarog, Manal Vakil, Andrew Vance and Denzel Walker.
The National AP Scholar Award recognizes students who receive an average score of at least four on all AP exams taken and a score of four or higher on eight or more of these exams. This year’s National AP Scholars are Alex Berkes, Emma Chu, Christopher Emling, Gabrielle Horvath, Brett Nemetz, Nolan Pearce, Kyle Roberts and Jordan Shifflet.
The AP Scholar Awards recognize students who have shown college-level achievement. Students who earn an award will have the designation appear on any AP score report sent to potential colleges. In addition to an award, high scores on AP exams can earn students college credit.
"The Advanced Placement program is a great way for students to be challenged and experience college-level coursework,” said Principal Sean Osborne, North Royalton High School. “Taking AP exams offers students the potential for earning college credit while still in high school that is accepted nearly anywhere a student chooses to attend."