Lake Students Recognized by College Board
CCISD PRESS RELEASE
Clear Creek Independent School District
Office of Public Information
2425 East Main Street
League City, Texas 77573
Contact: Carrie Ann Taylor
Public Information Coordinator
Dec. 6, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lake Students Recognized by College Board
League City, TEXAS—At Clear Lake High School 209 students have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Of the students who took the AP Exams, only 18 percent of the more than one million high school students, in more that 15,000 secondary schools worldwide, performed at a sufficiently high level to merit the recognition of AP Scholar.
Students took AP Exams in May 2005 after completing challenging college-level courses at their high schools. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student’s performance on AP exams.
The following 16 students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are George Ashby, Lily Banerjee, Aaron Bevill, John Erne, Andy Ewert, Shefali Gajjar, David Harvison, Iris Kim, Julia Locovara, Michelle Moyer, Thomas Pardue, Hiral Patel, Adam Romman, Casey Wang, Andrew Wilson and Bradford Wilson.
At Lake 80 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning 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. These students are Vinay Acharya, Shahed Alam, Saadia Ali, Muhammad Arian, Patrick Armstrong, George Ashby, Natasha Azad, Lily Banerjee, Alex Barry, Aaron Bevill, Andre Cheng, Brooke Corning, David Cross, Alina Daszkowski, Neha Deshpande, John Erne, John Evans, Andy Ewert, Allison Fisseler, Shefali Gajjar, Lora Gerstenmaier, Patrick Gibbs, Kimberly Gorie, Rohan Gupta, Whitney Hall, David Harvison, Sydney Harwell, Rachel Houk, Lauren Jeang, Vignesh Kannan, Maryam Kaous, Iris Kim, Sharon Kim, Ilyse Kornblau, Aswathi Kumar, Stephen Kwok, Julia Lacovara, May-Ling Lam, Douglas Latimer, Bruno Lesage, Robert Lilly, James Liu, Vikas Lonakadi, Annie Longley, Jennifer Malin, Rui Mao,Chris McMullen, Philip Mohn, Amanda Mowbray, Michelle Moyer, Katrina Overland, Thomas Pardue, William Parker, Hiral Patel, Ravi Pinjala, Elizabeth Potter, Irina Rakalina, SanJay Rao, Adam Romman, Lauren Saito, Elizabeth Schwaab, William Sconiers, Anup Shah, Nikhil Sharma, Scott Shearouse, Jamie Smith, Patricia Solorzano, Jacqueline Stone, Amanda Thomson, Anna Venardos, Christopher Vu, Casey Wang, Diane Wang, Frank Wang, Andrew Wilson, Bradford Wilson, Adam Wolfe, Katy Yang, Linda Yang and Christopher Yen.
In addition, 34 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning 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. These students are Andrew Adams, Leif Bagge, Carl Bahr, Braden Beard, Yekaterina Belova, Travis Boldt, Hallie Brandt, Emily Chen, Iris Chu, Gene Dan, Eric Dong, Stephanie Duff, Megan Elbon, Danielle Geshay, Jeffrey Giesinger, Rita Golikeri, I-Han Huang, Alexander Karjeker, Charles Lien, Daniel Lin, Alexandra Nickeson, Scott Nimmons, Brian Roan, Lauren Schaeffer, Curtis Shields, Amar Singh, Adhityan Srinivasan, Cristina Tortarolo, James Wilson and Sean Wundrow.
An additional 79 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Examinations with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Bret Adams, Hiba Ali, Shyam Allam, Alessandra Amaral, Amy Arnold, Corina Bahr, Mark Banick, Michelle Beckman, Jason Beeler, Gregory Beggs, Lauren Braud, Thomas Carmine, Chung Chan, Pei-Ling Chang, Amy Cheben, Albert Chen, Justin Chiang, Alyson Clements, John Coleman, Kathryn Collins, Kristen Dempsey, Andrew Dinh, Danielle Domingues, Daniel Feldman, Carolyn Gawlik, Ishita Ghosh, Jason Holden, Angela Hsiao, Kimberly Huebner, Charlene Jackson, Anju Jain, Syed Javed, Brett Jensen, Laura Johnson, Danielle Jones, Varun Koyyalagunta, Tristan Kreutzberg, Christopher Lam, Matthias Lang, Andrew Leba, Justin Lii, Yeu-San Lin, Kevin Link, Kyle Mays, Elizabeth Michael, Catherine Midkiff, Ralph Midkiff, Anil Mohammed, Gwyndolyn Mowbray, Lisa Neigut, Jonathan Nelsen, Andy Nguyen, Nagendra Nunna, Sara Ostrosky, Sarita Panchang, Amirali Panjwani, Alexander Patlovany, Plamena Pehlivanova, Parker Phend, Serena Reiser, Dustin Rieke, Francisco Rodriguez, Kristian Rogers, Karilyn Rote, Christina Saulsberry, Eric Scruggs, Jacquelyn Sy, Abhiraj Trivedi, Clara Tse, Megan Turley, Chantal Van-Esch, Jennifer Voss, James Wang, Brian Wightman, Ian Wilson, Sara Woodbury, Katy Woods, Roger Wuu and Stephen Yu.
Of this year’s award recipients at Clear Lake High School, 64 are sophomores or juniors: Hiba Ali, Corinna Bahr, Alex Barry, Jason Beeler, Yekaterina Belova, Hallie Brant, Amy Cheben, Emily Chen, Iris Chu, Alyson Clements, Kathryn Collins, Gene Dan, Alina Daszkowski, Neha Deshpande, Andrew Dinh, Danielle Domingues, Eric Dong, Ishita Ghosh, Anju Jain, Syed Javed, Lauren Jeang, Brett Jensen, Laura Johnson,Vignesh Kannan, Alexander Karjeker, Ilyse Kornblau, Varun Koyyalagunta, Tristan Kreutzberg, Aswathi Kumar, Christopher Lam, Matthias Lang, Bruno Lesage, Charles Lien, Justin Lii, Daniel Lin, Kevin Link, Vikas Lonakadi, Rui Mao, Kyle Mays, Cathryn Midkiff, Ralph Midkiff, Gwyndolyn Mowbray, Lisa Neigut, Nagendra Nunna, Sara Ostrosky, Sarita Panchang, Alexander Patlovany, Ravi Pinjala, Serena Reiser, Scott Shearouse,Dustin Rieke, Amar Singh, Amanda Thomson, Cristina Tortarolo, Abhiraj Trivedi, Clara Tse, Megan Turley, Frank Wang, James Wang, Brian Wightman, Sean Wundrow, Linda Yang and Stephen Yu. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn another AP Scholar Award.
Most of the nation’s colleges and universities award credit, advanced placement, or both based on successful performance on the AP Exams. More than 1,400 institutions award a full year’s credit (sophomore standing) to students representing a sufficient number of qualifying grades. In 2005, thirty-four AP Exams were offered in a wide variety of subject areas, each consisting of multiple-choice and free-response (essay or problem-solving) questions (except for the Studio Art exam which evaluates students’ original art work.)
The College Board’s mission is to connect student to college success and opportunity. It is a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves over three and a half million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, 3500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT® the PSAT/NMSQT® and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).