In recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams, several high school students have earned the title of Advanced Placement Scholar.
In total, 23 students were named AP Scholars, seven earned the recognition of AP Scholar with Honor, 25 were named as AP Scholars with Distinction, five were ranked as National AP Scholars and one was recognized with an AP International Diploma.
To earn AP Scholar recognition, students are required to score a 3 or higher on three or more AP exams; to be recognized as an AP Scholar with Honor, students must earn a 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams; for an AP Scholar with Distinction Award, students must receive an average score of 3.5 on all AP exams and grades of 4 or higher on five or more of those exams; and to be named a National AP Scholar, students must earn an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of those exams. Students must score a 3 or higher on five or more AP exams in four or more subject areas in order to receive an AP International Diploma.
The Port Jefferson School District extends its congratulations to the following students:
Nicole Callahan, Nicholas Caltagirone, Morgan Campbell*, Carly Cherches*, Janella Damaskos*, Olivia Desmond*, Tristin DeVincenzo*, Edward Finkelstein, Parris Garant, Rachel Geiser*, Elisabeth Gwydir, Richard Hoey*, Calla Kelley-Renda, Jefferson Koutsantanou, Christopher McLaughlin*, Isabella Mungioli, Charles Pillus*, Anita Rescia, Robert Righi*, Arunima Roy, Yuuki Shibutani*, Ryan Walsh and Dylan Wennerod*
AP Scholar with Honor
Lev Bershadsky, Ryan Burgert*, Kathleen Christ, Aliza Doyle*, Steven Geiser*, Alexander Koller* and Thomas Pon*
AP Scholar with Distinction
Casey Africano, Caroline Biondo*, Ryan Burke*, Paul Capobianco*, Gaspar Cello*, Shannon Christ, Rachel Collins, Noah Davis*, Allison Dombroski*, Allegra Fils-Aime*, Andie Fortier*, Ju Mi Ha*, Dunia Karzai*, Julia Kharzeev*, Eric Kilgore, Margo Martin-Deprez*, Donal McSweeney*, Kayley Okst*, Lara Sarubbi*, Daniel Scarda*, Ryan Scott*, Marianna Spentzos, Caroline Strauss*, William Witrock and Natalia Zaliznyak*
National AP Scholar
Ryan Burke*, Noah Davis*, Julia Kharzeev*, Eric Kilgore, Natalia Zaliznyak*
AP International Diploma
*Students who graduated in 2015