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Near-record 378 District 202 students named 2019 AP Scholars

UPDATED AUGUST 30, 2019

Three hundred seventy-eight District 202 high school graduates and current students have been named 2019 AP Scholars based on their performance on the Advanced Placement exams given during the 2018-2019 school year.

This year’s 378 AP Scholars is 17 less than last year’s 395 AP Scholars, which was a record high. However, the students’ average score of 3.71 out of a possible five beat last year’s 3.63.

District 202 recorded 104 AP Scholars in 2010, the first year that students from all four high schools took AP exams. The total number of AP Scholars increased each year until this year. 

This year’s group includes 16 students named National AP Scholars, the highest Scholar designation. 

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program allows motivated and academically prepared high school students to take challenging, college-level courses and get college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. 

District 202 has worked for several years to empower and encourage students to take more challenging courses. 

Those efforts include offering more AP courses, increasing access to those classes and provided additional support to students who choose to take them.  In 2006, District 202 offered only four AP courses. District 202 now offers 27 AP courses. 

Students do not have to take the AP exams associated with their courses, but most do. Students may earn college credit for their subject area by taking the tests for their AP classes. As well, the testing program helps district staff to gauge how effectively the courses are being taught.

This year’s results follow major initiatives implemented over the last several years to improve high school achievement, including increasing the number of more challenging courses; making it easier for more students to take such courses; and eliminating some lower-level classes, among numerous systemic upgrades.

BY THE NUMBERS…

The 2019 AP Scholars include: 

•    Plainfield High School – Central Campus -- 75 students
•    Plainfield South High School -- 83 students 
•    Plainfield North High School -- 123 students 
•    Plainfield East High School -- 97 students

The AP Scholar Awards are given at four levels: 

•    AP Scholars earned at least a 3 (out of a possible five) on three or more AP exams. 

o    This year, District 202 had 177 AP Scholars. 

•    AP Scholars with Honor earned an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. 

o    This year, District 202 had 68 AP Scholars with Honor.

•    AP Scholars with Distinction earned an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. 

o    This year, District 202 had 133 AP Scholars with Distinction. 

National AP Scholar status is granted to students in the United States who earn an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. 

o    Sixteen District 202 students earned National AP Scholar status: 

    PHSCC graduates Zachary deLeon, Rishad Dharani, Noah Francheschini, Ian Freeman and Andrew Wyckoff;
    PSHS graduates Carlo Hevia-Aza Tomil and Erik Radakovich; 
    PNHS graduates Luc Carden, Jacob Milo, Keya Panchal and Emily Woods; 
    PEHS graduates Darian Alonzo, Zara Bangash, Mike Esquivel, Eva Haque and Nikitha Nagumalli. 

Other Key 2019 Highlights from this year’s AP Scholar data:

•    Ten students took at least 10 AP exams:

o    PHSCC – Noah Francheschini (10); Ian Freeman (10); Payton Irwin (10); Angelia Vascik (10);
o    PSHS – Kennedy Branch (11); Anna Janicek (10);
o    PEHS – Darian Alonzo (11); Zara Bangash (10); John Connolly (10); Jacob Simpson (10); 

•    Seven students earned perfect scores of “5” on all exams taken:

o    PHSCC senior Ian Freeman (three exams)
o    PSHS seniors Carlos Hevia-Aza Tomil (six exams), and Erik Radakovich (seven exams)
o    PNHS senior Jacob Borto (five exams), Kaitlyn Robertson (three exams); junior Emily Woods (three exams)

o    PEHS senior Griffin Rzonca (five exams) 

•    District 202 posted an average score of 3.71 out of a possible 5 on all tests taken. By school:

o    PHSCC -- 3.72 
o    PSHS -- 3.55 
o    PNHS – 3.69
o    PEHS -- 3.88


2019 DISTRICT 202 AP SCHOLARS
(all students are 2019 graduates, except as indicated. Where grades are noted, the noted grade is for the 2019-20 school year)

PHSCC

AP Scholar

•    Kumayl Ahmed (senior)
•    Sana Ahmed (senior)
•    Olivia Arriaga
•    Luka Arroyo (senior)
•    Alixander Awalt
•    Jayden Bauer
•    Dominic Bennett (senior)
•    Gillian Camacho (senior)
•    Ally Canavan (senior)
•    Eljen Caseres 
•    Christopher Cockrell
•    Claire Culbreth
•    David Dabkowski (senior)
•    Hannah Darbro
•    Abigail Dissett
•    Margarette Dix 
•    Daniel Doucet (senior)
•    Dean Eubanks (senior)
•    Hector Garcia
•    Andrea Heagney
•    Julia Jessen (senior)
•    Valerie Knight (senior)
•    Hannah Kopek (senior)
•    John Martin (senior)
•    Corey Micheals
•    Alexis Moisan
•    Casey Oskroba
•    Andrew Petersen (senior)
•    Brant Plowman
•    Georgia Sigler (senior)
•    Julia Smith
•    Kaylee Smith
•    Tyler Suski (senior)
•    Tyler Tuason
•    Heather Warfield

AP Scholar with Honor

•    Lillian Bruno (senior)
•    Justin Divelbiss
•    Ethan Fox
•    Carter Glatt (senior)
•    Jackson Heritage (senior)
•    Alexander Illibasic
•    Ethan Kelly
•    Megan Loghry
•    Patrick McCormick
•    Genevieve Millhouse (senior)
•    Peyton Osgood
•    Emily Ramirez (senior)
•    Guillermo Vasquez
•    Nasa Vo
•    Alexandra Vogen
•    Benjamin Wielgos

AP Scholar with Distinction

•    Nashwaan Ahmad
•    Zachery de Leon
•    Rishad Dharani
•    Noah Franceschini
•    Ian Freeman
•    Jonathan Goetsch
•    Anotonio Gonzalez
•    Alejandro Guzman
•    Elizabeth Hsieh
•    Payton Irwin
•    Mason Magemeneas
•    McKinley Malone
•    Alyssa Marroquin 
•    Claire Palmer
•    Rebecca Patush
•    Oliwer Pietryszek
•    Natalie Prena
•    Madison Rambo
•    Anna Rowzee
•    Kathryn Strand
•    Stephanie Torello
•    Angelina Vascik
•    Iris Wright
•    Andrew Wyckoff

National AP Scholar

•    Zachery de Leon
•    Rishad Dharani
•    Noah Franceschini
•    Ian Freeman
•    Andrew Wyckoff

PSHS

AP Scholars

•    Zoe Albright
•    Molly Allen (senior)
•    Trinity Allen (senior)
•    Marlene Angulo
•    Arthur Anthony (senior)
•    Tyler Bockhol
•    Sophia Bruno
•    Stephanie Burns (senior)
•    Khalia Callahan
•    Zachary DeRose
•    Nico Divizio (senior)
•    Sofia Durand
•    Michael Endres
•    Zoe Espinosa (senior)
•    Faith Ford
•    Luke Fox
•    Kylie Horvath
•    Lela Jensen (senior)
•    Alexandra Jones
•    Krystyanna Joseph
•    Zachary Jurczeski
•    Jamison Kerney (senior)
•    Amaan Khan (senior)
•    Samaah Khan 
•    Owen Mane-Davies
•    Ana Martinez-Madrue
•    Michael McClure
•    Courtney McKenney (senior)
•    Patrick McNulty
•    Allison Miller (senior)
•    Astrid Munoz
•    Kathryne Oberg
•    Justin Ortiz
•    Samantha Pardo (senior)
•    Thomas Pawlowski
•    Brooke Poston (senior)
•    Veronika Puidokas (senior)
•    Justin Pytel-Meyer
•    Hannah Scalise
•    Alexa Shutting
•    Joshua Sohovich
•    Lauren Sreniawski
•    Tess Suchinski (senior)
•    Parker Woods

AP Scholar with Honor

•    Christopher Arce
•    Connor Blake
•    Donivan Cranfield (senior)
•    Andrew Davis (senior)
•    Matthew Gray (senior)
•    Ryan Griffin
•    Delaney Hepp
•    Kaelyn Lagerwall
•    Savannah Leach (senior)
•    Kylee Rosenfeld
•    Jessica Ruske
•    Sarah Sarkas
•    Alexys Valianos (senior)
•    William Weng

AP Scholar with Distinction

•    Matthew Badali
•    Jackson Barth (senior)
•    Kennedy Branch
•    Rachel Craig
•    Julian Dwyer
•    Sarah Fee
•    Jacob Guglielmi (senior)
•    Robert Haukohl
•    Carlo Hevia-Aza Tomil
•    Kathryn Iwan
•    Anna Janicek
•    Ariana Jimenez (senior)
•    Scott Jung (senior)
•    Jada Loleng
•    Muneeb Malik (senior)
•    Jacob Maro
•    Cassidy Martin
•    Anthony Mastores (senior)
•    Dylan O’Donoghue
•    Jacob Przylucki
•    Erik Radakovich
•    Austin Richardson
•    Emily Sherrill
•    Matthew Vondriska (senior)
•    Demetria Zoldak (senior)

National AP Scholar

•    Carlo Hevia-Aza Tomil
•    Erik Radakovich

PNHS

AP Scholar

•    Zoha Ahmed (senior)
•    Andrea Ballard 
•    Aria Benzinger 
•    Brian Bertoni 
•    Trina Bhattacharyya 
•    Alexandra Borja 
•    Anubhab Bose (senior)
•    Madilyn Brandt (senior)
•    Kyle Burke
•    Ashley Clark (senior)
•    Gabriella Colsch
•    Aleena Cyriac (senior)
•    Nathan Domabyl
•    Ashu Duggal
•    Nathaniel Eheart 
•    Brock Epley (senior)
•    Allison Fijalkowski 
•    Riley Frankel (senior)
•    Kate Guesz
•    Andrew Bryce Garcia (senior)
•    Kolby Gawlik (senior)
•    Shraddha Ghanta
•    Emily Gordon
•    Rebecca Herbon 
•    Jacob Henry (12the Grade)
•    Hannah Heyden 
•    Jake Hunnius (senior)
•    Sarthak Jain (senior)
•    Alex Klos (senior)
•    Jacob Konrad (senior)
•    Jake Mahoney 
•    Samantha Mallinder 
•    Daniel Martzolf 
•    Andrew May
•    Patrick McManaman 
•    Luke Newman
•    Cameron Orsi (senior)
•    Ethan Patel 
•    Soniya Patel (senior)
•    Jack Patton (senior)
•    Harrison Pfeifer 
•    Malyada Pulgari (senior)
•    Noor Regaqat (senior)
•    Daymara Rodrigues (senior)
•    Sajal Salim (senior)
•    Michael Schmauderer (senior)
•    Simone Seno (senior)
•    Rubaab Shaikh
•    Ashley Simmer
•    Haley Smith (senior)
•    Gulshana Subhonova (senior)
•    Tricia Tablandillo 
•    Logan Todorovic 
•    Thomas Tracey 
•    Sevarakhon Ubaydullaeva (senior)
•    Haleigh Vaughan
•    Emily Vido (senior)
•    Akyra Vigous 
•    Alyssa Wolski
•    James Wylie
•    Jared Zilic 

AP Scholar with Honor

•    Kathryn Altenbern 
•    Kyle Bragg (senior)
•    Audrey Buckles (senior)
•    Shanise Buford
•    Liam Davis (senior) 
•    Kelli Johnson (senior)
•    Muhammad Khan (senior)
•    Madeline Marin
•    Natalie Monroe 
•    Andrew Mosier
•    Stephanie Mroczkowski 
•    Jack Newman 
•    Stuti Patel 
•    Luis Miguel Rainha Patrado 
•    Jacob Rutkowski (senior)
•    Nina Rzeszutko (senior)
•    Rikhil Vagadia (senior)
•    Cora Weibye 
•    Alison Williams (senior)
•    Nathan Wood (senior)
•    Audrey Yu (senior)

AP Scholar with Distinction 

•    Ava Baron (senior)
•    Robert Bertulis
•    Tithi Bhattacharyya 
•    Jacob Borto (senior)
•    Luc Carden
•    Ethan Cartwright (senior)
•    Angelina Chartrand
•    Sarah Conley (senior)
•    Griffin Corbett (senior)
•    Ryan Crafton
•    Madeline Dwyer 
•    Rachel Ferguson (senior)
•    Julianna Gerdes (senior)
•    Devang Ghela
•    Jarett Gundersen 
•    Zainub Haveliwala 
•    Matthew Heffernan (senior)
•    Carson Jennings (senior)
•    Samuel Jezuit (senior)
•    Fatima Khan 
•    Andrew Kramer (senior)
•    Nicholas Lowe
•    Isabelle Miller
•    Jacob Milo
•    Collin Nye
•    Keya Panchal 
•    Ian Rich 
•    Kaitlyn Robertson 
•    Ann Robey
•    Payton Sakamoto 
•    Mackenzie Schlanser 
•    Shreya Sharma 
•    Amanda Slutzky 
•    Nicholas Son (senior)
•    Ryan TenBrook
•    Norhan Tobaa
•    Emily Vanichtheeranon (senior)
•    James Vu (senior)
•    Emily Woods (senior)
•    Bailey Wooldridge 
•    Cyndy Zhu

National AP Scholar

•    Luc Carden
•    Jacob Milo
•    Keya Panchal 
•    Emily Woods (senior)

PEHS

AP Scholar

•    Sandro Baccelli (senior)
•    Hannah Baines (senior) 
•    Rachael Barrientos 
•    Luke Belinski 
•    Adja Camara (senior)
•    Grace Carlson (senior)
•    Isaac Castaneda (senior)
•    Kaitlyn Dang (senior)
•    Alexander Dills (senior)
•    Jan Donald Errazo (senior)
•    Layna Givens
•    Alexander Harper
•    Isabel Herrera (senior)
•    Marcus Heywood
•    Marlene Ibarra (senior) 
•    Elise Izumi 
•    Brooke Koran (senior)
•    Matthew Koska 
•    Parker Kucera (senior)
•    Matthew Lopez (senior)
•    Joseph Mertes 
•    Armando Moncada (senior)
•    Riley Morris (senior)
•    Julia Nawa (senior)
•    Steven Proutsos
•    Elena Sagerian 
•    Nadia Salamanca 
•    Lukasz Sasulski (senior)
•    Matthew Slikas 
•    David Speer 
•    Ryan Stone
•    Matthew Vozenilek 
•    Colleen Weaver
•    Kelsey Wilson (senior)
•    Shania Zavadsky
•    Autumn Zeller
•    Brandon Zencuch-Dudzik (senior)

AP Scholar with Honor

•    Omar Abdo (senior)
•    Marlene Agyeben (senior)
•    Matthew Avers
•    Nicholas Baer
•    Daniela Barbosa 
•    Jacquelin Casillas 
•    Jesus Castillo 
•    Vincent Chirio (senior)
•    Nicholas Felbinger 
•    Andrew Hoang 
•    Maya Mahoney (senior)
•    Evelyn Montiel 
•    Alexandra Nevarez
•    Jacob Nunnenkamp (senior)
•    Maksymilian Sajk (senior)
•    Yamani Shareef 
•    Charles Stutler (senior)

AP Scholar with Distinction

•    Darian Alonzo 
•    Ismael Alvarado
•    Emmanuel Angomas 
•    Zara Bangash 
•    Alexander Black (senior)
•    Shawn Brdlik (senior)
•    Abigail Brouillard 
•    Spencer Cibulskis
•    John Connolly 
•    Mike Esquivel 
•    Yolanda Everson 
•    Joel Flattum (senior)
•    Jacob Floresca 
•    Eva Haque
•    Andrew Hill (senior)
•    Fantah Kabba 
•    Hanaa Khan
•    Emma Korp
•    Robert Luca (senior)
•    James Memishi (senior)
•    Marco Metry
•    Kyrollos Mikhaiel 
•    Miles Moore
•    Nikitha Nagumalli 
•    Kyla Neely (senior)
•    Abigail Neil
•    Bryant Norton 
•    Robyn Pagulayan 
•    Alyssa Pincuspy 
•    Nathanial Proffitt 
•    Nancy Reyes (senior)
•    Griffin Rzonca (senior) 
•    Eliza Salvado (senior)
•    Jacob Scheer
•    Jason Scott
•    Matthew Seper 
•    Roochi Shah (senior)
•    Jacob Simpson 
•    Tyler Smith (senior)
•    Alyssa Suarez 
•    Daniella Underwood 
•    Harin Venkatachalam 
•    Tegan Washington 

National AP Scholar

•    Darian Alonzo 
•    Zara Bangash 
•    Mike Esquivel 
•    Eva Haque
•    Nikitha Nagumalli