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NNPS students named Advanced Placement Scholars
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(08/21/2017) - Two hundred and fifty Newport News Public Schools students were named 2017 AP (Advanced Placement) Scholars. Students given this distinction had to take at least three AP Exams and score a 3 or better on each exam in order to qualify. Most of the students graduated with the Class of 2017 in June.

Jakob Cansler of Woodside High School, has been awarded an AP International Diploma, a globally recognized certificate that can be applied to universities outside of the country. Students who receive this honor receive a score of 3 or higher on five or more AP Exams in three or more subject areas.

National AP Scholars

Sixteen Newport News Public Schools students have been named National Advanced Placement Scholars for their achievements on Advanced Placement exams. National AP Scholars receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams. The students are:

  • Menchville High School: Andres Amundson, Alper Direskeneli, Fotini Gouletas, Aaron Hanny, Corbin Hawk, Lewis McAllister, Miles McAllister, Madeline Morello, Rosemarie Rizzi and Zachary Ruhlen.

  • Warwick High School: James Harrington and Katherine Perkins.

  • Woodside High School: Jacob Bagoly, Jakob Cansler, Gabriella Crooks and Sae Kim.

AP Scholars with Distinction

Fifty-four students were named AP Scholars with Distinction, an honor given to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams. The schools and students are:

  • Denbigh High School: Tanner Loper and Jonathan Wissmann.

  • Heritage High School: Jakob Burgos.

  • Menchville High School: Andres Amundson, Mary Arnold, Robert Avery, Tucker Bradley, Cecile Brinkley, Robert Brinkley, Alexis Capobianco, Skyler Dewall, Alper Direskeneli, Alexis Gayle, Fotini Gouletas, James Grenoble, Aaron Hanny, Corbin Hawk, Hannah Hervey, Jacob Hinson, Aaron Hodges, Camden Hunt, Paige Lawler, Lewis McAllister, Miles McAllister, Ian McFadden, Madeline Morello, Sophia Ramirez, Ryan Richardson, Rosemarie Rizzi, Zachary Ruhlen, Devin Singh, Eliza Spencer, Samuel Tatum, Leon Thomas, Samuel Tyler, Andrew Underwood, Jessica von Schmidt-Pauli and Hunter Young.

  • Warwick High School: Andrew Abraham, Tessa Danehy, Bryce Edwards, Taylor Fluck, John Gnik, James Harrington, Katherine Perkins and Conor Washburn.

  • Woodside High School: Yarelis Alicea-Pagan, Jacob Bagoly, Jakob Cansler, Gabriella Crooks, Kylee Hartman-Caballero, Sae Kim, Athena Krafft and Kendall Loch.

AP Scholars with Honor

Thirty-nine students were named AP Scholar with Honor, a distinction given to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams. The schools and students are:

  • Denbigh High School: Jordan Sanders.

  • Heritage High School: Adam Harris.

  • Menchville High School: Jackson Campbell, Caroline Caplan, Samuel Cornette, Jacob Crowson, Jeremiah Gaulding, Sedalia Gomez, Christina Harriss, Jack Holland, Charles Ippolito, Benjamin Kennell, Olivia Kohlman, William Lambley, Mason McCallum, Benjamin Mitchell, Stuart Paine, Jamie Peltz, Landon Potter, Jahvin Purnell, Steven Rowe, Ryan Schoenberg, Abbey Shaw, Supreet Singh, Noah Van Treeck and Dustin Zuniga.

  • Warwick High School: Frankie Garner, Julia Gasink, Luna Powell, Catherine Sibley and Adia Williams-Leventhal.

  • Woodside High School: Carson Botelho, Geninna Ferrer, Madysen Hansbrough, William Harris, Amanda Howard, Patrick Kimrey, Margaret Klug and Kirsten Loch.

AP Scholars

One hundred fifty-seven students were named AP Scholars, a distinction given to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. The schools and students are:

  • An Achievable Dream Middle and High School: Kameren Bluiett, Rashid Jones-Normal and Tre White.

  • Denbigh High School: Noah Carter, Sharon Christensen, Katie Dail, Justin Miller, Christian Reid, Willliam Soledispa, Yi-Ting Tseng, Cheyenne Williams and Rebekah Williams.

  • Heritage High School: Kelvin Burgos, Sabrina Capps, Destani Davidson, Darasia Elliot, Marissa Harris, Ceniah Higgs, Alexia Holloway, Raché Manning, Melonie Martinez, Christian Merritt and Urvi Patel.

  • Menchville High School: Amma Agyemang-Duah, Heather Andresen, Kylee Baines, Darien Bernard, Gariella Biava, Grant Blevins, William Bretton, Joshua Cerny, Juliana Cerny, Katelynn Cherry, John Cho, Jacob Cirrincione, Daniel Clayton, Rebecca Cody, Jaryd Collins, Margaret Cooke, Steven Cross, Hannah Dahl, Caitlyn Davis, Alyssa Duong, Rhys Edwards, Sterling Elliott, Jackson Erb, Amaya Erving, Angelica Florendo,Richard Gatz, Maya Gorton, Brian Grube, Erika Gwynn, David Hamlette, Isabella Heller, Corben Henley, Marlon Hidalgo, Laila Houston, Rachel Johnson, Justin Kellerup, Terek Kirsch, Alexandra Kropp, John Kropp, Kobe Lee, Patrick Maloon, Sara Marshall, Naquoia Meister, Samuel Metheny, Colson Moore, William Moore, Linh Nguyen, Kathryn Nunez, Kylie Potter, Robert Ray, Laura Reid, Patrick Reinbach, Alexus Rhodes, Corinna Rossi, Renee Rounds, Marion Rutan, Britney Simmons, Parker Smith, Andrew Warren, Ryan Webster and Christopher West.

  • Warwick High School: Joseph Bartron, Samuel Brady, Chyna Brown, Ryan Brunt, Jillian Cummings, Kailey Donaldson, Nyree Dowdy, Madison Gant, Eliza Gonring, Lesley Gore, Sienna Grau, Alexa Gupta, Clemence Hidalgo, Jacob Hoffman, Daniel Hyde, Abigail Keatts, John Klug, Eleanor Lawrence, Taylor Leggette, Brennan McGowan, Carol Medel, Connor Moon, Kevin Nguyen, Sterling Nix II, Nihal Noorunnabi, Xavier Oman, Riya Palikonda, Veda Raghu, Andre Rascoe, Sudarshan Rawal, Simon Somervill, Alice Stodghill, Khasiya Strong, Caleb Thornton, Elias Topp, Sarah Turlington, John Velkey, Sequoia Waite, Jacqueline Ward and Sara Wheeler.

  • Woodside High School: Alexander Blackman, Christian Blancaflor, Kassandra Celano, Nevaeh Chisolm, Kraig Cole, Kathryn Denny, Scott Fiedor, Dana Fraley, Arianna Giddings, Kristen Graves, Mecca Hill, Jennah Holt, Kim Honneleth Imperial, Rebekah Kiger, Brianna Manchester, Olivia Mason-Lucas, Alexis Odette, Bernice Pimentel, Eileen Ramirez, Kashan Raza, Austin Reed, John Retzlaff, Zora Rich, Amber Smith, Iaysia Smith-Baker, Elizabeth Tait, Valerie Tran, Tiajah Valerio, Anhlong Vo, Destiny Wallace, Genesis Wallace, Evan Winters, Alexys Wood and Taj Worthy.