Grady, Douglass, Mays, North Atlanta and Washington High School Students Awarded 2011 AP Scholar Awards

by Tamiko Hudson, Office of High Schools

Fifty-seven Atlanta Public Schools high school students have earned the College Board’s AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2011AP Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically- prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and achieve higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

According to the College Board, about 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

APS students included in this year’s award list are the following:

Frederick Douglass High School

Rifat Mursalin, AP Scholar

Henry W. Grady High School

Jessica Alexander, AP Scholar

Michael S. Baer, AP Scholar

Daniel F. Baggerman, AP Scholar with Honor

Lucas Bailey*, AP Scholar with Honor

Erin M. Bailie*, AP Scholar with Distinction

Davis C. Bishop*, AP Scholar

Willamae E. Boling*, AP Scholar with Honor

Ashley L. Brown, AP Scholar

Daniel A. Burch, AP Scholar

Jasmine G. Burnett, AP Scholar

Ethan J. Campbell Taylor, AP Scholar with Distinction

Zoe N. Cato, AP Scholar

Shah A. Cheyn, AP Scholar with Distinction

Holden R. Choi, AP Scholar with Distinction

Eloisa O. Cleveland, AP Scholar with Honor

Kenneth Cochran, AP Scholar

Dylan Coyle*, AP Scholar with Honor

Benjamin D. Dean, AP Scholar with Distinction and National AP Scholar

Emily R. Drabik-Stevens*, AP Scholar

Alexander P. Fritzinger-Pitt*, AP Scholar

Grayson Fuller*, AP Scholar with Honor

Kristie S. Gadson*, AP Scholar

Grayson Garrett, AP Scholar

Mason T. Gepp*, AP Scholar with Honor

Maragh S. Girvan, AP Scholar

Benjamin W. Gittelson*, AP Scholar with Distinction

Zoe C. Hamilton, AP Scholar

Camille Harris, AP Scholar

Ryan Jones, AP Scholar

Marquis Q. Junior, AP Scholar

Shaun H. Kleber, AP Scholar with Distinction

Lucy C. Leonard, AP Scholar with Distinction

Elizabeth R. Mcglamry, AP Scholar with Distinction

Damon F. Melton*, AP Scholar

Audrey E. Miller, AP Scholar

Hai P. Nguyen, AP Scholar

David Olson*, AP Scholar with Honor

Lukas A. Olson, AP Scholar

Alexander M. Page*, AP Scholar with Honor

Julia B. Rapoport, AP Scholar with Distinction

Kamania C. Ray*, AP Scholar

Gabrielle N. Siegel, AP Scholar with Honor

Jeshua P. Silvers, AP Scholar with Honor

Phillip T. Suitts, AP Scholar

Isabelle K. Taft, AP Scholar

Zoe Taylor, AP Scholar

Steve W. Terry, AP Scholar

Ngoc T. Tran, AP Scholar

Micah C. Turpeau, AP Scholar

Ejike Uzochukwu*, AP Scholar with Honor

Ngoc K. Vu*, AP Scholar

Samuel Y. Weinstock*, AP Scholar with Distinction

Alix E. Youngblood, AP Scholar with Honor

Benjamin E. Mays High School

Vincent Onyilo*, AP Scholar with Distinction

North Atlanta High School

Michael Katica*, AP Scholar with Honor

Booker T. Washington Senior Academy

Tony Crosby*, AP Scholar

*Spring 2011 Graduate

Congratulations to all!

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