FCHS AP Scholars- Left to Right:
(Front Row) Newlin Humphrey, Jordan Reimers, William Bridge, Madison Carel, Casey Clarke (Second Row) Emily Newton, Jacob Taylor, Cameron O’Dell, Veronica Reyes, Abby Sherman, Dionna Gant, and Kylie Haseltine. Not Pictured- Niva Hoffman
PRESS RELEASE – October 2, 2017
Thirty-five Fluvanna County High School students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams during the 2016-2017 school year. This compares with 31 receiving the recognition in 2015-16 and 26 in 2014-15.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
One student, Eva McGehee (Class of 2017) earned the National AP Scholar Award. This is the highest award granted by College Board. The recognition is given to students who receive an average score of at least 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. This is only the second time that a Fluvanna student has earned this recognition. Eva currently attends Georgetown University.
Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning 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. These students are:
Emily Baker, James Madison University
Madeline Dunn, University of New Mexico
Sophia Kershner, University of Virginia
Harrison Lee, Carnegie Mellon University
Eva McGehee, Georgetown University
Emily Newton- FCHS 12th Grader
Alexander Scalzo, Virginia Tech
Seven 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. These students are:
Matthew Lang, Virginia Tech
Cameron O’Dell- FCHS 12th Grader
Connor Reilly, McGill University, Schulich School of Music
Michael Shiner, Virginia Tech
Andrew Stevens, Shenandoah University
Jacob Taylor- FCHS 12th Grader
Twenty students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are:
Nikola Bajs, James Madison University
William Bridge, FCHS 11th Grader
Madison Carel, FCHS 12th Grader
Casey Clarke, FCHS 12th Grader
Samson Conti, James Madison University
Annaliese Estes, College of William and Mary
Dionna Gant, FCHS 12th Grader
Kylie Haseltine, FCHS 12th Grader
Niva Hoffman, FCHS 12th Grader
Newlin Humphrey, FCHS 12th Grader
Nicole Kent, University of South Carolina
Owen Leitzel, Virginia Tech
Grace Newman, Christopher Newport University
Isabella O’Brien, University of Virginia
Matthew Rafaly, James Madison University
Jordan Reimers, FCHS 12th Grader
Veronica Reyes, FCHS 12th Grader
Abby Sherman, FCHS 12th Grader
Amy Sigmann, Old Dominion University
Jack Stanke, George Mason University
Of this year’s award recipients at Fluvanna County High School, 13 are currently enrolled at the High School. These students have one or more years in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
Fluvanna County High School had 162 students take AP exams during the 2016-17 school year with twenty-one percent of the 162 test takers earning the AP Scholar honor.
For additional information about the AP program, contact Brenda Gilliam, Executive Director for Instruction and Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-589-8208.