MHS leads Wisconsin public high schools in AP State Scholars
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The College Board has recognized 194 students at Marshfield High School in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) program exams. The College Board’s AP Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. Those who perform well on the AP exams can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both.
Michelle Fernandez, daughter of Edward and Yvette Fernandez of Marshfield, earned the title of 2015 AP State Scholar for Wisconsin. The designation of AP State Scholar is granted to the one female and one male student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia who has taken the greatest number of AP exams and has the highest average score on those exams. Michelle, who completed 18 exams during her tenure at Marshfield High School, continued an impressive State Scholar tradition. She is the 14th Marshfield High School graduate to earn the title, and she currently attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison. No other public high school in Wisconsin has produced more AP State Scholars than Marshfield High School.
The College Board also recognized Marshfield High School students as National Scholars, Scholars with Distinction, Scholars with Honors, and Scholars. A steady increase in the number of AP Scholars has occurred in the last 10 years, even declining enrollment at Marshfield High School. At Marshfield High School, 45.1 percent of the 430 students tested in 2015 earned an AP Scholar title — compared to 22.6 percent of the 2.4 million high school students tested worldwide. An extensive awards ceremony will be conducted in honor of all 2016 Marshfield High School AP Scholars on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Marshfield High School Library.
Most of the nation’s colleges, universities, and technical colleges 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 — or more to students presenting a sufficient number of qualifying test scores
In 2015 Marshfield High School offered AP courses in 28 subjects, and 430 students took 1036 exams during the first two weeks of May. Of the Marshfield High School 2015 graduating seniors, 43.9 percent took at least one AP exam and scored a 3 or better — a score of 3 is generally required to receive some type of college credit, and the highest possible score on an AP exam is a 5. This percentage is Marshfield High School’s equity and excellence score, which is the primary data point used by the College Board to measure success. The 2015 mark was new high for Marshfield High School.
National Scholars must earn a score of 4 or better on at least eight exams and have an average score of at least 4 on all exams taken. Students who qualified as National Scholars were Alexander Babinski, Bennett Bremer, Sarah Claessens, Margaret Denowski, Michelle Fernandez, Lauren Gilbertson, Zachary Gilbertson, Andrew Gilkerson, Michael Gui, Ryan Hayes, Kristalena Herman, Jeffrey Hitchcock, Noah Iniguez, Monica Kieke, Madeline Koehn, James Kollross, Thomas Kruger, Nathan Law, Zachary Leggon, Jacob Limmex, Raymond McConnell, Trevor Neufeld, Nicholas Okon, Andrew Rall, Alex Sainterme, Eric Schultz, Matthew Shulman, Charlotte Urban, and Mitchell Zillman.
Seventy-seven students qualified for the AP Scholars 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 exams. These students were Tyler Andres, Alexander Babinski, Patricia Bloczynski, Bennett Bremer, Jared Burkart, Sarah Claessens, Rebekah Cravillion, Margaret Denowski, Patrick Dolan, Brian Engel, Michelle Fernandez, Darina Georgieva, Lauren Gilbertson, Zachary Gilbertson, Andrew Gilkerson, Claire Greenlee, James Gui, Michael Gui, Zachary Hardinger, Andrew Hastreiter, Ryan Hayes, Jared Heeg, Leah Hennick, Sarah Herkert, Kristalena Herman, Jeffrey Hitchcock, Isaac Houk, Kailey Hubler, Isaac Huettl, Noah Iniguez, Dylan Johnson, Baila Khan, Monica Kieke, Mary Kloos, Rachel Koehler, Madeline Koehn, James Kollross, Thomas Kruger, Michael Kruse, Joshua Lang, Aaron Langfoss, Alexis Langteau, Nathan Law, Zachary Leggon, Andrew LePage, Jacob Limmex, Carolyn Lovelace, Erin Mader, Austin Matthews, Raymond McConnell, Teagan Nelson, Trevor Neufeld, Brandon Nikolai, Madison Nikolai, Nicholas North, Nicholas Okon, Taylor Perrine, Aaron Peters, Andrew Rall, Alex Sainterme, Skylar Sautter, Jessica Schaefer, Michaela Schar, Maggie Schreiner, Eric Schultz, Trevor Schwecke, Matthew Shulman, Leo Steiner, Katherine Streckert, Trevyn Tham, Colin Thomasgard, Olivia Tierney, Trase Tracanna, Justin Twardowski, Charlotte Urban, Nicole Zador, and Mitchell Zillman.
Thirty-one 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 exams. These students were Joel Bahn, Tim Benson, Torin Bolander, Sara Dasler, Jacob Draves, Alexis Dupee, Ellie Fehrenbach, Molly Field, Adam Fredrick, Johanne Friedli, Riley Gramza, Olivia Haessly, Jon Hardinger, Alex Krauter, Martha Kupfer, Robyn Losee, Morgan McHugh, Jamila Ougayour, Tristan Persson, Conner Peterson, Jessica Purgett, Kara Ripp, Toni Schmitt, Erin Schneider, Macey Staab, Lili Sweet, Ethan Voss, Zachary Wix, Amanda Wright, McKenna Wucherpfennig, and Kate Xia.
Eighty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. These students included Sophie Ackerman, Jacob Andreae, Danielle Bender, Jeremy Berres, Matthew Blanchard, Tanner Boson, Josie Brown, Nathan Carlson, Maddison Clemens, Brendan Colby, Caleb Cravillion, Kirubana Devadas, Mckensie Dietsche, Samuel Donahue, Jared Draxler, Emma Dums, Don Duong, Kyle Eisner, David Falkosky, Amanda Feltz, Rachel Fernandez, Laura Fischer, Lauren Forrest, Zachary Freeck, Bryce Gadke, Adrian Garcia, Thomas Gisvold, Anna Herkert, Mitchell Hertel, Grace Hilbelink, Hailey Hoffman, Bailey-Ann Hollatz, Mathias Holm, Raeann Hovendick, Kailey Hutzler, Molly Hutzler, Kaycee Irwin, Tate Kanneberg, McKensey Koran, Kyle Krizan, Madeleine Lawler, Devin Loew, Jennifer Madden, Lucas McCann, Martin McCurtis, Caitlin Michaelis, Grant Michaelis, Tiana Mitten, Ciera Neufeld, Jenna Nordin, Heidi Olson, Krishna Patel, Emma Raasch, Ann Ripp, Gabriel Ronan, Andrew Rutschow, Alexander Salzwedel, Connor Sandok, Gracia Sandok, Brendan Schneider, Taylor Schreiner, David Schwalbach, Mckenzie Shepherd, Zachary Shortess, Megan Smith, Hannah Spangler, Alyssa Stensberg, Charles Stewart, Alexis Straughan, Cassandra Strebe, Zachary Theisen, Samuel Trudeau, Francesca Tyler, Juan Vasquez Ninco, Hannah Voros, John Weisenberger, Rudy Weisenberger, Cameron White, Jonathan Wittman, Calden Wojt, Devan Wrege, Michelle Wright, Amara Yaeger, Marissa Zaleski, Jeffrey Zinthefer, and Natalie Zuelke.
|Marshfield AP Scholar historical trends|
|Scholars with Honor||17||18||27||28||28||31||30||28||22||35||35||31|
|Scholars with Distinction||36||25||38||45||40||49||65||77||69||65||76||77|
|Total AP Scholars||**83||**79||**111||119||127||141||159||180||160||175||199||194|
|MHS Total Enrollment||1481||1319||1369||1359||1345||1318||1261||1236||1212||1219||1218||1217|