Students and Graduates Named AP Scholars

A total of 147 current Fox Chapel Area High School students and 2017 graduates have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board for demonstrating college-level achievement on the AP examinations taken in May 2017. Only about 20 percent of the more than two million students who took AP exams in May 2017 performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on the number of courses and exams. At Fox Chapel Area High School:

•2017 graduates Rohan Chalasani, Alec Eckman, Mihir Garimella, Sarah Hamilton, Elizabeth Heidenreich, Yelim Lee, Darwin Leuba, William “Tim” Marsh, Moira McCormick, Suvir Mirchandani, Kristen Rabbitt, Jeremy Rodrigues, Caroline Smith, Philip Swigon, Thomas Swigon, and Nathan Wecht qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on all AP exams taken, and scores of four or higher on eight or more AP exams.

•The following 68 graduates/students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: 2017 graduates Ariane Akhand, Nathan Andrud, Lee Beasley, David Breault, Joshua Cagan, Rohan Chalasani, Jared Cohen, Brooke Echnat, Alec Eckman, John Feczko, Austin Fisher, Mihir Garimella, James Gilmore, Donovan Gorgas, Sarah Hamilton, David Han, Elizabeth Heidenreich, Nadia Islam, Katherine Kauma, Yelim Lee, Darwin Leuba, Victor Marculescu, William “Tim” Marsh, Moira McCormick, Sean McCoy, Anna McDougall, Alan McIvor, Jenna McKinley, Suvir Mirchandani, Jonathan Monroe, Solana Morningstar, Emma Paulini, Daniel Paviglianiti, Ellen Pil, Kristen Rabbitt, Jeremy Rodrigues, William Schwartzman, Ayan Sinha, Caroline Smith, Philip Swigon, Thomas Swigon, Martin Taxay, Bliss Uribe, Nathan Wecht, Elizabeth Woodwell, Bohan Yao, Gabrielle Young, Jerett Zaleski, and Houruiyang Zong and 2017-2018 seniors Karissa Becer, Emelyn Broniek, Alexander Brotsker, Jhair Colan, Alyssa DiPaolo, Margaret Edgecombe, Mia Jamiolkowski, Wonho Kang, Elizabeth Kauma, Shania Khatri, Jacob Klein, Albert Liu, Andreas Paljug, Rebekah Polcyn, Lucy Stone, Jordan Taxay, Bridget Wang, Jorgen Wu, and Tanvi Yende.

•The following 40 graduates/students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams: 2017 graduates Erik Bothe, Anne Friday, Roy Gao, Alison Gould, Elias Izenson, Maxwell Lucas, Vincent Lundy, John Ramassini, Bryce Ryan, Alexander Smolar, Waleed Tariq, and Ian Tracey and 2017-2018 seniors Eduardo Andujar, Sarah Baldwin, Anita Bargaje, Emilia Bianchini, Christopher Bonavita, Emilia Cano-Czagany, Nolan Crocker, Sara Fisher, Anna Hirsch, Khalid Husain, Julia Kisslinger, Braddock Lalor, Elizabeth Mountz, Helen Paulini, Sara Puthenpurayil, Ryan Santilli, John Saunders, Jeffrey Savin, Jessica Schwartz, Sarah Seay, Alexa Selwood, Sarah Sheerer, Tao Sheng, Megan Stafford, Devon Stein, William Tabor, Ruopeng Wang, and Zachary Zytnick.

•The following 39 graduates/students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams: 2017 graduates Harper Bennett, Anthony Cordaro, Francesco Fava, Lorenzo Fava, Ellin Fetting, Andrew Fugh, Kathryn Kenney, Nicholas Killian, Kevin Kilmer, Emmeline Klatt, Matthew Marino, Maia Pauley, Benjamin Rosen, Omar Tolentino, Alexandra Wessel, and Megan Wiese; 2017-2018 seniors David Ahlers, Kieran Bartels, Liam Botos, Nicholas Fennel, Kiran Hughes, William Kuhns, Toby Lazear, Cara Levicoff, Madeline Macek, Julie Mallinger, Adam Mattioli, Victoria Mountz, Rohan Patil, Delaney Roberts, Trisha Shah, David Shtrahman, Claudia Simon, Danielle Werner, and Max Wolfendale; 2017-2018 juniors Vaishavi Agrawal and Arnav Gupta; and 2017-2018 sophomores J. Oliver Choo and Moulid Muhina.

Advanced Placement exams are graded on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the highest. Most of the nation’s four-year colleges and universities award credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Every year, AP examinations are offered in a wide variety of subject areas, each consisting of multiple choice and free-response (essay or problem-solving) questions.