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28 Jefferson City High School graduates, students earn distinguished AP Scholar honors

Twenty-eight students at Jefferson City High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP 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. About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. 

At Jefferson City High School, one student qualified for the National AP Scholar Award that is 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. Graham Bond (2020 graduate) was awarded this honor.

Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning 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. These seven students are:

  • Graham Bond (class of 2020) 
  • Celeste Cash (class of 2021) 
  • Joanna Chen (class of 2021) 
  • Ainsley Corwin (class of 2021) 
  • Jaydep Halder (class of 2021) 
  • Rani Patel (class of 2021) 
  • Quentin Trull (class of 2021)

Two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning 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. These two students are:

  • Elizabeth Morello (class of 2020) 
  • William Roehl (class of 2020)

Nineteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are: 

  • Georgia Hatfield (class of 2020)
  • Jacqueline Hensley (class of 2020)
  • Winky Luo (class of 2020)
  • Elizabeth Nahach (class of 2020)
  • Amulya Agrawal (class of 2021) 
  • Bassil Ahmed (class of 2021)
  • Dietrich Bertels (class of 2021)
  • Kathryn Craighead (class of 2021)
  • Margaret Craighead (class of 2021)
  • Alekhyaa Donthireddy (class of 2021)
  • Joshua Gernander (class of 2021)
  • Aditya Girish-Pillai (class of 2021)
  • Sudhiksha Kumar (class of 2021)
  • Claire Lewis (class of 2021)
  • Meredith Long (class of 2021)
  • Brandon Meyer (class of 2021)
  • Henry Stier (class of 2021)
  • Sarah Tuck (class of 2021)
  • Josephine Turner (class of 2021)

“At Jefferson City High School, we are so proud of all these AP students who worked hard in their classes, studied diligently, and earned the various AP Scholar awards,” said Bob James, principal of Jefferson City High School. “Because of their dedication to their academics, these high school students set themselves apart as some of the best in the country, while better preparing themselves for greater success in their post-secondary education. We couldn’t be happier for these AP students, who continue to raise the bar for us at JCHS.”   

The class of 2021 students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.

Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. 

More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. 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 have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.


About the College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of more than 5,900 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT ® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.