Crowley ISD Connections Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 19

Advanced Scholars Crowley ISD Celebrates 70 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars Students from Crowley and North Crowley high schools earned 70 Advanced Placement Scholar awards in 2017 for college-level achievement demonstrated through AP courses and tests. There were 45 students who earned AP Scholar designations — recognition given to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Thirteen students also were awarded AP Scholar with Honor distinctions — given to students who receive an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of the exams. Nine students earned AP Scholars with Distinction awards for scoring at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and receiving a score of 3 or higher on five or more of the exams. Three students won the distinction of National AP Scholar by receiving an average score of 4 on all AP exams taken and receiving a score of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams. The highest score on an AP exam is a 5. National AP Scholars were 2017 graduates Kathie N. Nguyen, Juan A. Piña and Logan J. Reed. Nguyen took 15 AP exams and Piña and Reed took 14 exams. Exams included English Language Composition, Calculus, World History and Spanish Language, among many others. National AP Scholars Kathie Nguyen Crowley High Juan Piña Crowley High Logan Reed North Crowley High Piña and Nguyen were the valedictorian and salutatorian respectively at Crowley High School. Reed was the first student at North Crowley High School to qualify for the annual National Tournament of Champions for Lincoln Douglas debate. Piña also received a perfect score on the AP Spanish Language exam he took as a junior — one of only 128 students worldwide to do so of about 25,000 taking the test. Students take Advanced Placement exams in May to test the knowledge they learned in AP courses, which offer college-level curriculum. Crowley High School AP Scholars • Alyssa Aguilar • Joshua C. Ames • Gualberto Delagarza • Samantha M. Ely • Corinne M. Federspiel • Luke I. Hernandez Sean M. Hoffman • Jared M. Levesque • Samantha R. Marner • Angelica Melendez • Pedro L. Parra Daniel A. Perez • Natalia Perez Ryan D. Pham • Amaya A. Ronczyk • AP Scholar with Honor • Olaide A. Bankole • Jessica A. Costa • Timbrel I. Hildebrand Morgan E. Mickelsen • Elizabeth A. Rhodes • Savanna S. Simmank • AP Scholar with Distinction • Maximilian Dennis Abraham I. Montes • Kathie N. Nguyen • Juan A. Piña • National AP Scholar • Kathie N. Nguyen • Juan A. Piña North Crowley High School AP Scholars • Olivia M. Benton • Malia S. Cisneros • ShonNia D. Coffie • Grace A. Denner • Cassie B. Dupree • Dina Dzemic Christina Ford • Peyton E. Fortner • Victoria R. Grassia • Ji W. Hwang • Fawaz J. Khan • Crystal C. Madrigal Cesar Martinez Chance E. McCarty • Andrew Y. Moon • Diego Morales • Van H. Nguyen • Collin J. Nikirk • Kafayat O. Oyejide • Kimberly Phan Matthew W. Phillips • Francesco G. Previto • Keri A. Pursley • Ayden T. Reyes • Elizabeth Rodriguez • John Stevenson • Brian Q. Tran Cailon S. Washington • James R. Young • Joe C. Zahrah • AP Scholar with Honor • Kun Choi • Corey J. Ellis • Dylan C. Hua Carissa L. O’Pry • Thomas K. Supina • Hunter P. Thompson • Logan A. Williams • AP Scholar with Distinction • William B. Barksdale Vincent C. Berardi William E. Cobble • Kathryn D. Pattison • Logan J. Reed • National AP Scholar • Logan J. Reed CROWLEY ISD CONNECTIONS | Fall 2017 19