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Each year the College Board recognizes exceptional high school students for their academic achievement through the Advanced Placement (AP) program. In 2014, more than 2.2 million students representing more than 18,000 high schools, both public and nonpublic, took approximately 4 million AP Exams. Those students receiving a 3 or higher on three or more tests were named AP Scholars.
This year South Side High School congratulates an all-time record nine of its students for receiving this distinction! Joe Arrigo, Sarah Rutledge, and Eleanor Walton achieved this award through their outstanding performances in English Language and Composition, United States History, and Psychology. Melissa Halstead and Ainsley Berringer attained their distinctions through proficiency in English Language and Composition, United States History, and Statistics. Megan Pieto excelled in Microeconomics, English Language and Composition, and United States History. Katie Campbell, who will be a freshman at Washington an Jefferson in the fall of 2014, accomplished her goal of becoming an AP Scholar by succeeding in English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, and Statistics. Autumn Schultz, a new Duquesne University student, exceeded expectations in English Literature and Composition, Music Theory, and Statistics. Finally, Megan Wilt, who has enrolled at Ohio University, became an AP Scholar through her work in United States History, English Literature and Composition, and European History.
In addition to our AP Scholars, Amanda Grace was named an AP Scholar with Honor. This merit is granted 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 of these exams. Amanda achieved this recognition through English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Music Theory, and Microeconomics. Amanda will be attending the University of Pittsburgh. This year we are pleased to announce Ashley Knoerdel has been named an AP Scholar with Distinction. This award is granted 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 of these exams. Ashley, who will be a freshman at Washington and Jefferson in the fall of 2014, achieved this feat through exams in English Literature and Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, and Psychology.
Also recognized are the following students who scored 3 or higher on one or more AP Exams this year: Seniors Mindy Cleary, Stephanie Hilliard, Victoria Flynn, and Alexandra Roach. They are joined by juniors Emily Anglemyer, Cody Campbell, Tyler Chiccarello, Garrett Cilli, Nick Farland, Tabatha Fowler, Brianna Mcafee, Dan Morrow, Francesca Pisano, Jesse Romanchak, Jon Sadenwasser, Elyse Santillan, Colten Trimble, Kaitlyn Work, and Xavier Zomnir. Special kudos as well to Melissa Halstead, Katie Campbell, Garrett Cilli, Stephanie Hilliard, and Eleanor Walton for their distinctions of achieving a top score of 5 on one or more AP tests. Congratulations to all!
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