On Wednesday, October 17th, Jesuit proudly presented the next generation of its hardworking AP scholars.

This year’s turnout had Hughes Hall overflowing with joyful students, excited parents, and proud teachers. Will Roberts ’19 commented, “It was an incredible event to share with all of our Jesuit brothers and their families, celebrating all of our hard work!”

AP Scholar Awards

Being an AP scholar is no easy feat. The award is granted to students who score a three or higher on three or more AP Exams.

The ceremony began by revealing the lengthy list of AP scholars: twenty-seven in the class of 2019 and another twenty-seven additional students in the of 2018. While the class of 2020 currently pursues their various passions across the country, their Jesuit family continues to recognize their academic excellence as part of the school’s legacy.

Class of 2019 – AP Scholar

Braden Barale

Andrew Brannon

Alex Cano

Bennett Carley

Witten Chambers

Ryan Chiang

Kevin Currier

Eduardo De Leon

Grant Delanoy

Jack Dexter

Sang Fessenden

Chandler Fong

Max Ford

Robert Freimuth

William Gasper

Matthew Harkness

Christopher Jordan

Colin Kenny

Aidan Koch

Jorge Lopez III

Matthew Mancillas

Marco Marrero

Carl Quist

Sebastian Reyes

William Roberts

Jack Strubel

John Weignman

+ 27 from Class of 2018!

 

The next awards were presented to the AP Scholars with Honor, students who average a score of 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of three or higher on at least four exams. Eighteen current seniors and twenty-one graduates from last year received the prestigious award.

Class of 2019 – AP Scholar With Honor

Rutherford Allison

Ashik Amar

Joseph Buskmiller

Marco Campioli

William Courtney

Nicholas Farrell

Giovanni Ferrer-Falto

Jack Griffiths

Matthew Herrin

Hector Juarez

Patrick Keyes

Logan Kim

Brennan Louviere

Jaibin Mathew

Noah Santoni

Maxwell Schutze

Ian Symsmith

Christopher Tran

+ 21 from Class of 2018!

Six students of the 2019 class were recognized as AP Scholars with Distinction, earned by scoring an average of a 3.5 on all exams taken and a scores of three of higher on at least five of these exams.

Class of 2019 – AP Scholar with Distinction

Emmet Halm

Riler Holcombe

Ethan Jackson

Ryan Knox

Kota Ueshima

Reed Zimmermann

+32 from Class of 2018!

An additional six students from the class of 2018 were awarded the National AP Scholar title, having to score at least four on eight or more AP exams and receive an average of at least four on all tests taken.

Class of 2018 – National AP Scholars

Michael Bain

Jared Butler

James Cuaderes

Ryan Davis

Sean Tehan

Connor Thomas

Awards for National Merit

Wednesday’s ceremony both honored these AP scholars and recognized Jesuit’s many students earning National Merit status.

Of the class of 2019, fourteen students were commended for scoring roughly in the top 3% of test takers:

Class of 2019 – National Merit Commended

Ashik Amar

Cameron Baxley

Marco Campioli

Bennet Carley

Cameron Crowley

Max Ford

Jack Griffiths

Emmet Halm

Nicholas Hernandez

Ethan Jackson

Ryan Knox

Carl Quist

Ian Symsmith

Reed Zimmerman

The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino test takers, eleven of which belong to Jesuit:

Class of 2019 – National Hispanic Scholar

Alex Cano

Eduardo De Leon

Giovannie Ferrer-Falto

Nicholas Hernandez

Hector Juarez

Jorge Lopez

John Madden

Matthew Mancillas

Noah Santoni

Ian Symsmith

Mason Ward

 

The National Merit Semifinalist award is the first stage in working toward the National Merit Scholarship. Only 16,000 students of the 1.6 million test takers receive recognition, or the top 1% of test-takers nationwide. The final award was granted to four of Jesuit’s brightest minds:

William Courtney

Riler Holcombe

John Madden

Kota Ueshima

Congratulations to all students recognized during this year’s academic ceremony. Keep up the great work!

Final Thoughts

In the midst of a very challenging year, schedules flooded with work, school, and extracurricular life, sometimes it can be useful to pause and reflect on the outstanding achievement within Jesuit’s walls. This ceremony provides a much needed and well earned respite from the troubles of school, allowing each student to celebrate not only his own performance at Jesuit but also the successes of his classmates.

Senior Collin Kenny explained how “the days of cramming before AP exams really paid off,” as the results of his hard work have unfolded before him, along with the rest of his brothers. “In all seriousness,” he said, “it was a great honor to be recognized with my brothers for our accomplishments.”

These students deserve all of the praise they have received for challenging themselves with rigorous schedules and maintaining persistent focus on their various goals throughout their years at Jesuit. They represent the eager attitude of Jesuit as they work hard for countless weeks, striving to achieve new academic heights for the betterment of themselves and the well-being of the Jesuit community.

The Roundup extends its congratulation to those awarded in the academic ceremony. Stay tuned to The Roundup for more academic news and updates.

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