Last May, 317 Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) students participated in 606 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Eighty percent of those students earned a score of 3.0 or higher. Thirty-four percent were named AP Scholars by the College Board. Four times in the past five years PWHS has had at least 100 AP Scholars, and the 107 this year is the most in one year for the school.
Class of 2018 graduate Savanna Goldstein was named an AP National Scholar. To be named an AP National Scholar, a student must earn an average score of at least 4.0 on all AP exams taken and a score of 4.0 or higher on eight or more of these exams. AP exams are scored 1.0 through 5.0. Goldstein earned a perfect score on four of the eight exams she took. She is the 19th PWHS student named an AP National Scholar in the past 10 years.
Goldstein is also among 41 students named AP Scholars with Distinction this year. Scholars with Distinction must score an average of 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3.0 or higher on five or more of the exams. Previously, the most Scholars with Distinction PWHS had in any year was 34 in 2016.
Joining Goldstein as Scholars with Distinction this year are Class of 2018 members Joshua Berger, Shreya Bhutani, Mollie Blum, Alexandria Chin, Emma Clancy, Brandon Cohen, Sam Cohen, Alexandria Dippolito, Nikolas Elvins, Meghan Ely, Steven Fandozzi, Alyssa Green, Robert Gutman, Ryan Heaton, Justin Hong, Eric Jordahl, Ari Kaganovsky, Jules Kowalski, Bradley Krenicky, Sanya Kunicki, Michelle McGrath, Bridget, McTamney, Erin Moore, Amanda Nerenberg, Brian Paul, Anya Popko, Jake Tassoni, Christopher Ward, Remi Weinstein, Thomas Weinstein and Sara Yuter.
Scholars with Distinction in the Class of 2019 include Gulzar Berdimuratova, Adam Friedman, Allison Helferty, Derek Nam, Alex Prusky, Namita Rao, Justin Ruggiero, Anna Schick and Kendra Tse.
Twenty-seven students were named AP Scholars with Honor. Scholars with Honor must average at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and 3.0 or higher on four or more of the exams. AP Scholars with Honor in the Class of 2018 include Kirk Bell, Gozzal Berdimuratova, Chin-Yu Chu, MaKenna Chun, Ryan Clancy, Alexandra Donofrio, Kaitlyn Duff, Maddy Fair, Jessica Freels, Kayne Galie, Samantha LaCoff, Madison Lee and Kelly Nguyen. Current PWHS seniors named AP Scholars with Honor include Spencer berg, David Brucker, Owen Butler, Gillian Conner, Emma Fayocavitz, Brandan Flanagan, Hana Kenworthy, Jessica Marguiles, Devon Moore, Kennedy Reardon, Rebecca Richards, Ava Rosen, Ethan Trinh and Cara Waite.
Thirty-nine students were named AP Scholars. AP Scholars must score 3.0 or higher on three or more AP exams. AP Scholars in the Class of 2018 include, Jillian Anderson, Jacqueline Anuszewski, Barrie Berger, Kayla Castor, Sarah Clancy, Emmie Cohen, Thomas Demianovich, Mika Esperanza, Julia Fiddler, Zachary Fisher, Sarah Forchielli, Lauren Fuhrmeister, Katherine Houghton, Kazia Jemison, Joshua Joffe, Alexa Lavanchy, Rachel Mills, Isabella Paladino, Audra Polsky, Nathaniel Reil, Ashley Ryan, Kaley Ryder, Gia Schweitzer, Kaia Shula, Emily Trask, Matthew Werther and Lucas White..
Current seniors named AP Scholars include Elena Alvarez, Zaina Fairey, Keegan Gallagher, David Garcia, Emily Hoang, Julia Kaplan, Sydney Melillo, Ainsley Nugent, Julia Olszewski, Felix Raimondo, Sarina Smith and Andrew Stricklin.
PWHS offers more Advanced Placement courses than most public and private high schools in the region. Based on AP exam participation and performance, The Washington Post has annually ranked PWHS among the most challenging high schools in Pennsylvania and the nation. In the past 10 years, PWHS has had 908 AP Scholars, including 257 AP Scholars with Distinction and 19 AP National Scholars.