117 Mercersburg Students Named 2019 AP Scholars

Friday, October 11, 2019

In recognition of their performances on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams in spring 2019, 117 Mercersburg Academy students have been selected for recognition

National AP Scholar Award  Recipients

in The College Board’s 2019 AP Scholar Awards program. These students have demonstrated college-level achievement through their performances on AP exams and in AP courses. Honorees are recognized in four different categories: National AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, AP Scholar with Honor, and AP Scholar.

Six Mercersburg students are receiving the National AP Scholar Award after earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, as well as scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. They are Tag Curwen ’19 of Mercersburg, Pa.; Sophia Divone ’19 of Great Falls, Va.; Jason Fang ’19 of Hong Kong, China; Ben Hedstrom ’19 of Norwell, Mass.; Patrice McGloin ’19 of Washington, D.C.; and Cherie Sio ’19 of Zhuhai, China.

Forty-two Mercersburg students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award after earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, as well as scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. They include Kamryn Bacchus-Larode ’19 of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Rosina Beritela ’20 of Sparks, Md.; Michael Betkowski ’19 of Mercersburg, Pa.; Matt Brandt ’19 of Alexandria, Va.; Katie Brennan ’19 of Wheaton, Ill.; Elizabeth Cantacuzene ’19 of Washington, D.C.; Yasemin Celikoyar ’19 of Newton, Mass.; Noah Choi ’20 of Seoul, South Korea; Alex Dicke ’19 of New Bremen, Ohio; Shannon Fan ’20 of Beijing, China; Rebecca Feng ’20 of Beijing, China; Sean Fiscus ’20 of LaVale, Md.; Nevie Gawlik ’19 of New Ringgold, Pa.; Ike Hearon ’19 of Peru, Vt.; Seth Hodges ’19 of Vienna, Va.; Jae Jeon ’19 of Daegu; Allen Kim ’19 of Crofton, Md.; Jack Kothari ’20 of Hagerstown, Md.; Shirley Lee ’20 of Seoul, South Korea; Leo Li ’20 of Mercersburg, Pa.; Leah McConnell ’19 of Davidsonville, Md.; Megan McGregor ’20 of Miami, Fla.; Collin Morris ’19 of Belcamp, Md.; Casey Nguyen ’19 of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Johnny Nguyen ’19 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Ali Nurkhaidarov ’20 of Hagerstown, Md.; Sofie Pedersen ’19 of Al Janabiya, Bahrain; Ed Quick ’19 of Denton, Md.; Quinton Reed ’19 of Hagerstown, Md.; Hung Tran ’20 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Quan Tran ’19 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Emily Truong ’19 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Daphne Valen ’19 of Mill Valley, Calif.; Ellie Wilkie ’19 of Alexandria, Va.; Selina Xue ’20 of Shanghai, China; Max Yang ’20 of Shanghai, China; Thomas Yonke ’19 of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Andrea Yu ’19 of Carmel, Indiana; Jesse Zhang ’20 of Beijing, China; Priscilla Zhang ’19 of Shanghai, China; Aaron Zheng ’19 of Shanghai, China; and Gary Zheng ’20 of Hangzhou, China.

Twenty-three Mercersburg students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by receiving an average of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, as well as scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. They are Brent Ditzler ’19 of Chambersburg, Pa.; Erica Eichelberger ’20 of McConnellsburg, Pa.; Aiden Ferrin ’20 of Bozeman, Mon.;  Raphael Gotera ’19 of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Ryan Gu ’20 of Shanghai, China; Miki Kato ’20 of Yokohama, Japan; Olivia Keller ’19 of Trappe, Md.; Brandon Lamer-Connolly ’20 of Greencastle, Pa.; Kevin Lee ’20 of Seoul, South Korea; Grace Lewis ’20 of Greencastle, Pa.; Henry Looney ’19 of Middleburg, Va.; Mia Nguyen ’20 of Hanoi, Vietnam; Dierdre O’Rourke ’20 of Annapolis, Md.; Rose Olsen ’19 of Morgantown, W.Va.; Maggie Quick ’20 of Denton, Md.; Ella Jane Reinhard ’19 of Cumberland, Md.; Aba Sankah ’20 of Bradenton, Fla.; Jiachen Sun ’20 of Hangzhou, China; Julia Tilden ’19 of Cody, Wyo.; Natalie Titus ’20 of Mercersburg, Pa.; Priscilla Wadlington ’20 of Shippensburg, Pa.; Colby Walker ’19 of Mercersburg, Pa.; Tom Wu ’20 of Beijing, China; and Mathilda Zimmerman ’19 of New York, N.Y. 

A total of 47 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Those students include Will Allen ’20 of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; Bentley Anderson ’19 of Washington, D.C.; Davis Anderson ’20 of Seattle, Wass.; Lauren Besch ’20 of Frederick, Md.; Wills Boggess ’19 of Arlington, Va.; Julia Borger ’20 of Malvern, Pa.; Anna Bottin ’20 of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Catherine Bowes ’19 of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Julian Bown ’19 of Alexandria, Va.; Sebastian Brazhnikov ’19 of Moscow, Russia; Nick Camargo ’20 of Greenacres, Fla.; Ipek Celikoyar ’19 of Newton, Mass.; Alonzo Coleman ’19 of Williamsport, Md.; Paige Cromwell ’20 of Fort Loudon, Pa.; Eliza DuBose ’20 of Rollinsville, Col.; Gigi Fung ’19 of Hong Kong, China; Jake Furigay ’19 of Asheville, N.C.; Diego Garza Gutierrez ’20 of Cancun, Mexico; Caroline He ’19 of Beijing, China; Elizabeth Heidecker ’19 of Gettysburg, Pa.; Grant Henne ’19 of Downingtown, Pa.; Emma Hicks ’19 of Mercersburg, Pa.; Jerry Jaime Gomory ’19 of Mérida, Mexico; William Kendrick ’19 of Frankfurt, Germany; Joseph Lieber ’19 of Chestertown, Md.; Megan List ’20 of Fayetteville, Pa.; Will Maurer ’20 of Mercersburg, Pa.; Daniel Mazo ’20 of Mercersburg, Pa.; Jack Mitchell ’20 of Buck Hill Falls, Pa.; Juan Mozos Nieto ’19 of Madrid, Spain; H.P. Nguyen ’19 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Jennet O’Donoghue ’19 of Hagerstown, Md.; Evelyn Oh ’19 of Dongjak-ku, South Korea; Anabelle Oldham ’20 of Dallas, Texas; Chioma Oparaji ’20 of Missouri City, Texas; Campbell Prentiss ’20 of Andover, Mass.; Clay Prichett ’20 of Westfield, N.J.; Emily Rivera-Castro ’20 of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Hunter Roberts ’19 of North Tustin, Calif.; Julee Rodgers ’20 of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Meghan Scott ’19 of Hagerstown, Md.; Folk Tarasansombat ’19 of Nonthaburi, Thailand; Eli Williams ’19 of Murrieta, Calif.; Naeemah Winter ’20 of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Elizabeth Yang ’20 of Minocqua, Wis.; and Owen Ying ’21 of Shanghai, China.   

The group of award winners includes 52 students who are members of Mercersburg’s current 12th-grade or 11th-grade classes (giving them at least one additional year to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award).