Wicomico Celebrates the 101 AP Scholars for 2015
Congratulations to the 3 National AP Scholars, 16 AP Scholars with Distinction, 10 AP Scholars with Honor, and 72 AP Scholars from Wicomico County Public Schools.
Posted on 11/09/2015

The Wicomico County Public School System celebrates its 2015 AP Scholars, each of whom earned honors through achievement on the Advanced Placement exams.

Congratulations to the 3 National AP Scholars, 16 AP Scholars with Distinction, 10 AP Scholars with Honor, and 72 AP Scholars from Wicomico County Public Schools. Many of these AP Scholars graduated in 2015. At the Nov. 17 Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night (6:30 p.m., James M. Bennett Auditorium), current students who are AP Scholars will be recognized.

These students have taken challenging college-level AP or Advanced Placement courses. At the end of each AP course, students have the option to take an exam on which high marks may earn them college credit and AP Scholar recognition for success on these exams. Students may also take any AP exam whose content they feel confident they have mastered, without taking the course.

For the first time this year, Wicomico Schools is proud to recognize five students who earned this first level of AP Scholar recognition by the end of their 10th grade year, all from Parkside High. Many Wicomico students now take their first AP class in 9th grade, getting an early start on college-level coursework and engaging in rigorous learning.

Wicomico County had three students who achieved at the very highest level of the 2015 AP Program as National AP Scholars, receiving an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more AP exams:

James M. Bennett High: Seniors Michael Li and Kevon Turnamian, and 2015 graduate Kieran Murphy, now attending Princeton University.

AP Scholars with Distinction, receiving 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:

James M. Bennett High: Rose Adelizzi, Abigail Bazin, Arthur Carlton-Jones, Jacob Erskine, Evan Halloran, Areej Shahid, Adith Kumar Thummalapalli, Spencer Tilghman, Alice Treuth, Matthew Willey

Mardela High: Samuel Lawson

Parkside High: Tiffany Pham, Daniel Sullivan

Wicomico High School: Miguel Bautista, Ian Hastings, Sang Oh


AP Scholars with Honor, receiving 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:

James M. Bennett High: Arjun Agarwal, Evelyn Fardelmann  

Mardela High: Payton Hynson, Megan Roy

Parkside High: Justin Goodman, Ethan Hall, Luke Pitsenbarger, Jessica Willey

Wicomico High: Hussian Ahmed, Chan Young (Peter) Kim


AP Scholars, receiving grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams:

James M. Bennett High: Gregory Ascher, Bonnie Bloxom, Joseph Cinderella, Kareem Daneshpour, Benjamin Dunn, Sean Dunn, Chad Farro, Harrison Frey, Abbey Hobbs, Charles Kerrigan, Mun Seok Kim, Tristan Knapp, Brock Kragler, Hannah Lee, Hyun J. Lee, Rachel Leisten, Katelyn Mader, Keegan Marsh, Clark Mitchell, Madison Molnar, Ahmed Osman, Margaret (Rachel) Pollitt, Chandler Reynolds, Brynn Roman, Emma Schmitt, Derek Scott, Jasmine Smith, Amy Vennos, Eliezer Volkis, Amber Williams

Mardela High: Dylan Carew, Mackensie Disbennett, Bria Johnson, Kai Johnson, Kenneth Kohlhoff, Samantha Rozaieski, Victoria Wolcott

Parkside High: Adit Abraham, Ahmed Ahmed, Ethan Ames, Vanessa Bennish, Bhavik Bhatt, Brandon Camarena, Ji (Peter) S. Cha, Kelly Deehan, Alison Duck, Benyam Ephrem, Haley Franz, Maria Gianelle, Amir Hamad, Hanna Holland, Valerie Kim, Jossie Molina Miranda, Nicole Schlegel, Sumit Sharma, Christopher Taylor, Emily Thaw, Emily Todd, Kelly Travitz, Tanvi Valsangikar, Ryan Willey, Haley Wolfersberger, Humza Yaya

Wicomico High School: Dante Barnes, Jaime Fardelmann, Ariana Justice, Tanesha Mondestin, Kevin Moyers, Darian Mullikin, Benjamin Pereboom, Kervens Philogene, Robynn Powell