Marshfield High School honors AP scholars
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – On Jan. 6, Marshfield High School held their annual Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Ceremony in the Marshfield High School Library.
The ceremony, which started in 2004, is designed to honor students who were honored with an AP Scholar Award. Last spring, a total of 185 students received at least one award.
The awards are divided into five categories: AP Scholar, 51; AP Scholars with Honors, 32; AP Scholars with Distinction, 76; AP National Scholars, 24; and AP State Scholar, two.
Advanced Placement classes are prepared and designed by the College Board. These classes bring the college experience to the high school classroom. Students who choose to take the AP exam have the opportunity to earn college credit that is transferrable to thousands of universities.
Ben Donahue, a 2018 Marshfield High School graduate, spoke at the ceremony.
The AP Scholar Award is granted to students who receive scores of three or higher on three or more AP exams. Three time scholars are: Brady Aumann, Adam Loll, Abigail Smith, and Ryenne Zee.
AP Scholars with Honors is granted to students who receive an average score of 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3.0 or higher on four or more of these exams. Three-time scholars with honors are: Jacob Dick, Olivia Mueller, Shantel Nienast, and Caleb Specht.
AP Scholars with Distinction is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3.0 or higher on five or more of these exams. Three-time scholars are: Carter Chojnacki, Jacob Gilbertson, Emma Gilkerson, Nikita Gonugunta, Tanner Kanable, Jasen Kracht, Leia Linzmeier, Bethany Mader, Adam Maki, Adrian Mayagoitia, Emily Merkel, Michael Reeser, Aria Rens, Miles Roth, Kyle Schultz, Maryann Stangl, Hugh Steiner, Eva Wahlstrom, and Blake Zimmerman. Four-time scholars are Muhammad Abidi, Aman Bassi, and Suhaas Bhat.
AP National Scholar is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4.0 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4.0 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Three-time national scholars are: Muhammad Abidi and Suhaas Bhat
AP State Scholar is granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3.0 or higher on the greatest number of AP exams, and then the highest average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken. State scholars are: Suhaas Bhat and Nikita Gonugunta.
Graham Olson Scholars are individuals who not only have a quest for knowledge but also thirst for understanding of self, others, cultures, and the physical and metaphysical realms of the world. Each year the AP teachers select one male and one female to recognize with this award. This year’s Graham Olson Scholars are: Suhaas Bhat and Nikita Gonugunta.