31 VHS students receive AP Scholar awards

Thirty-one Vineland High School students were recently named AP Scholars, as announced by the College Board this month. Every fall, the College Board’s AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP Exams.

AP Scholar Awards have different distinctions, depending on how many tests are taken and the scores on those tests, among others. Of the 31 VHS students who received honors:

  • 23 earned the distinction of AP Scholar - Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
  • Four earned AP Scholar With Honor status - 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.
  • Two earned AP Scholar With Distinction - 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.
  • One earned National AP Scholar With Distinction - Granted to students in the United States who receive 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.
  • One earned the AP Capstone diploma
  • Four earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

Collectively, these 31 students took 280 AP exams from among 26 that VHS offers. All tests are free of charge for these students in recognition of their pursuit of the most rigorous coursework available.

AP Capstone is a diploma program from the College Board. It’s based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, which are valued by colleges across the United States and around the world. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing receive the AP Capstone Diploma.  Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP Exams receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

Because the exams are taken in the spring, several of the students who achieved the honors have now graduated.

The following students earned the awards (please note, one student did not wish to be listed):

Isabella Cagno, AP Scholar; Amanda Cao, AP Scholar; Jose Castro, AP Scholar; Omarly Cruz-Lovera, AP Scholar; Isabella Cruz, AP Scholar and AP Seminar and Research Certificate; William Cruz, AP Scholar; Komalpreet Dhinju, AP Scholar; Nicholas Digh, AP Scholar; Isaac Garrett, AP Scholar; Natalie Garrett, AP Scholar and AP Capstone Diploma; Evin Guilford, AP Seminar and Research Certificate; Justice Hammer, AP Scholar; Stephen Janetta, AP Scholar; Sarah King, AP Scholar; Angelina Lewis, AP Scholar; Kevin London, AP Scholar with Honor; Nyah Marshall, AP Scholar and AP Seminar and Research Certificate; Kyle Mccain, AP Scholar with Honor; Jessica Melo, AP Scholar with Distinction; Marilynn Miguel, AP Scholar; Iman Moosvi, AP Scholar; Victor Ochoa, AP Scholar with Honor; Sara Parks, AP Scholar; Jeremy Rasmussen, AP Scholar with Distinction and National AP Scholar; Melanie Veliz, AP Seminar and Research Certificate; Francis Virtucio, AP Scholar with Honor; James Virtucio, AP Scholar; Ronald Yang, AP Scholar; Chang Ye, AP Scholar; and Stefaniya Zozulya, AP Scholar.