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Two hundred fifty-two D. 202 students named 2021 AP Scholars

Two hundred fifty-two District 202 high school graduates and current students have been named 2021 AP Scholars based on their performance on the Advanced Placement exams given during the 2020-2021 school year.

District 202 students notched an average score of 2.7 out of a possible five, among all students who took at least one AP exam. Most students took more than one AP exam.

District 202 recorded 104 AP Scholars in 2010, the first year that students from all four high schools took AP exams.

Both the number of students taking AP exams and their average scores dipped a bit in 2020-21, largely because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Not having students in our schools for most of the last school year definitely made it more challenging to support the AP program,” said Dr. Dan McDonnell, director for high school curriculum and instruction.

“Because of those extra difficulties we are especially proud of the students who participated last year, and congratulate them on their achievement,” McDonnell said.

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 significantly increased both the number of and access to AP courses, 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 2021 AP Scholars include:

  • Plainfield High School – Central Campus -- 34 students
  • Plainfield South High School -- 53 students
  • Plainfield North High School -- 84 students
  • Plainfield East High School -- 81 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.
    • This year, District 202 had 136 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.
    • This year, District 202 had 57 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.
    • This year, District 202 had 59 AP Scholars with Distinction.

2021 DISTRICT 202 AP SCHOLARS (all students are 2021 graduates, except as indicated. Where grades are noted, the noted grade is for the 2020-21 school year)

PHSCC

Rayann M. Ahmad

Christopher D. Andaya (11)

Leila S. Bernal (11)

Justin M. deLeon (11)

Cecelia Fitzgerald

Amelya G. Fox

Leah Fox (11)

Jacob R. Frosch (11)

Isaac L. Gallinero (11)

Adrian Guzman

Luke Hartzell (11)

Autumn Heipp

Grace D. Heisen

Patrick A. Hug

Kayln A. Jackson (11)

Molly M. Jaczczak

Madigan E. Kearney

Mikayla M. Kelly (11)

Serena M. Ketter

Angela M. Knight (11)

John F. Kost (11)

Mason Kujak

Ethan M. Lopykinski (11)

Angelina S. Martinez (11)

Makaila Mburu (11)

Hannah E. O’Brien (11)

Catherine L. Rambo (11)

Brayden Ruland

Simon R. Snydersmith (11)

Natalie G. Tanamal

Simon Traczyk (11)

Darius M. Vazifdar

Matthew S. Wengielnik

Taigue W. Woods

PSHS

Brooke A. Anderson

Shakyo Basu

Stephanie Bedolla (11)

Jack M. Cakora

Ariana D. Carbajal

Alexandrea N. Clarke

Mary E. Cunningham

Augustus Davis

Scott R. Dunham

Mia E. Emerson

Nataly B. Escamilla

McKayla B. Gleason

Kabreah L. Gunter (11)

Julia T. Henseler (11)

Malia A. Infante

Lucas S. Jimenez (11)

Olivia E. Kardadi (11)

Bridget A. Kinnerk (11)

Mary K. Larsen (11)

Alec G. Lemus

Allison E. Lewis (11)

Ryan J. Link (11)

Angelina G. Lockowitz

Kirti K. Mann (11)

Fatimah F. Olagunju

Fawaz O. Olagunju

Bridget G. Pollard

Courtney R. Poston (11)

Megan A. Presbitero

Jacqueline M. Radakovich

Ethan T. Roehrig (11)

Amanda Rostron

Erin G. Rostron

Sara Rozalowski (11)

Mia D. Salerno

Joseph P. Schoettmer

Julia C. Schwert

Andrew J. Shelton

Owen J. Shullaw

Summer J. Smentek

Kathleen E. Sottosanto

Kathleen L. Steinkirch (11)

Lauren A. Swanson

Patricia Lou G. Tenedor

Andrew Tran

Grant M. Trentz

William M. Unyi

Faith Vasquez

Kaitlin M. Wengler (11)

Isabella I. Williams

Brianna M. Worthley

James W. Yahnke

Noah C. Zabelka (11)

PNHS

Danya J. Abu-shanab

Sophie R. Adzia

Dua Z. Akbari

Madelyn A. Amoo-Otoo (11)

Brenden M. Auerbach (11)

Andrea Ruth A. Bajamundi (11)

Suhanna Bamzai

Tvisha Baxi (11)

Shea Bechtel

Joshua M. Bedford (11)

Amrut Behera

Emma R. Blair (11)

Tyler R. Blaszczak

Gabriella M. Bonasera

Samantha H. Bowser (11)

Alessandro Cabrera (11)

Maya G. Carden

Michael D. Carlson

Ryan D. Casey

Brandon M. Catanese (11)

Jordan A. Catenazzo (11)

Natalie A. Chan

Alexander Chartrand (11)

Braden P. Corbett (11)

Kayla F. De Guzman (11)

Andrew J. Degala

Madeline A. Donku

Margaret A. Doonan

Nneze Audrey C. Ekowa (11)

Gabriel Ennin (11)

Braden J. Fike

Daniel J. Gaull

Jack M. Gaw (11)

Charlize S. Gonzales

Connor Grindle

Muneeba F. Hasan

Mary J. Henry (11)

Colin E. Holsclaw

Youanna Ibrahim

Anna O. Isaacson

Dana M. Janiec (11)

Sean C. Jordan

Danyaal A. Khan

Mohammed A. Khan

Clayton P. Klatt

Grace K. Koliopoulos

Brooke E. Koppang (11)

Dahkota B. Krahulik (11)

Margaret A. Lasher (11)

Ethan M. Lenning (11)

Aidan J. Lichamer

Alexa R. Lowell

Kelly M. McGrail

Allison Milton (11)

Aiko H. Minetti

Wheeler J. Morrison (11)

Aidan J. Newman

Jordan E. O’Callaghan

Isabela J. Person (11)

Ruqaiya Peshawarwala (11)

Kaushik B. Pulgari

Andrew D. Radulovich

Jonathan R. Richardson

Katherine S. Roach (11)

Wes M. Ryley

Jack Savio (11)

Simone K. Schwaighart (11)

Jacob J. Seiden (11)

Logan N. Selsky (11)

Sreya Simhadri (11)

Nicholas A. Simpson (11)

Christopher R. Suarez (11)

Suchir A. Sumant (11)

Ayaan N. Syed (11)

Hailey N. Tannheimer (11)

Nicholas Trapp

Connor Underwood (11)

Devon N. Vanlaningham

Vijay Vittal (11)

Ella L. Weibye (11)

Melanie L. Wenz (11)

Tyler Witt

Dylan D. Young

Jennavieve A. Zilic

PEHS

Khaled W. Abdo

Ryan W. Abdul-Kader

Santana B. Almeida

Shariq A. Arain (11)

Sophia Moniq B. Arches

Jamar W. Bailey III

Cameron J. Baltrum (11)

Sarah B. Baryenbruch

Irina A. Bezuglova

Eddie Brenmark (11)

Emma N. Brock

Paulina G. Castaneda (11)

Ali R. Chaudry

Karan Chopra (11)

Laine K. Cibulskis (11)

Kyle Clare

Kyler B. Dang (11)

Juliet Delapena (11)

Ethan E. Delwood (11)

Kayla A. Dorado (11)

Ethan L. Ebarvia (11)

Lauren E. Emrick

Jason C. Fernandez

Camila J. Flores

Joshua B. Foote

Max J. Gerber

Trinity C. Gleason (11)

Ryan Godkin (11)

Revant S. Gogineni (11)

Eliza C. Hajek

Sydney L. Hamilton (11)

Ameera S. Haque

Tyler J. Hill (11)

Emily N. Hoang

Kira E. Hoffman

Natalie H. Hua

Han Huynh

Hunaid Irfan (11)

Abdul M. Iscandari

Gabriel B. Johnson (11)

Noah D. Kaczmarczyk

Nicholas A. Kaminski (11)

Sana A. Khan (11)

Isaiah G. Kim (11)

Pauline J. Kim

Joseph B. Korn (11)

Abhishek Krishan (11)

Kiley E. Lamb

Katelyn M. Lamm

Austin M. Lewis

Bryce Angelo L. Lomadilla

Saumya Madhan

Matthew Manzella (11)

Katelyn A. Marchione

Allison G. Matula

Thomas B. Michalak (11)

Meghan D. Mrksic

Anna Murray (11)

Angelika J. Namieta

Kasey N. Nguyen

Elo O. Okor

Joshua A. Olusoji (11)

Paul Francis F. Pagulayan (11)

Miranda J. Palmer (11)

Chloe R. Plummer

Haley N. Rago (11)

Sofia L. Rivera

Charice Salazar

Alan J. Saldivar (11)

Hana M. Saleem (11)

Caroline Tadla

Greta R. Tagtmeyer (11)

Kyle E. Taylor

Azaria L. Van Hook

Lily Van Wyk

Sebastian A. Vega (11)

Emma Wason

Carolyn L. Winiecki (11)

Rithika Yarramsetty (11)

Ibrahim Yousuf

Dorian M. Zavadsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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