One hundred twenty-two Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) students were named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars by the College Board for 2020. Two students were named AP National Scholars, 48 were named AP Scholars with Distinction, 33 were named AP Scholars with Honor and 40 were named AP Scholars.
Class of 2020 graduates Fatima Al-Sammak (top photo at right) and Anastasia Cwietniewicz (bottom photo at right) were named AP National Scholars. 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.
AP Scholars with Distinction
Al-Sammak and Cwietniewicz were also named AP Scholars with Distinction. Scholars with Distinction must score an average of 3.5 on all AP exams taken and earn scores of 3.0 or higher on five or more of the exams. Other AP Scholars with Distinction in the Class of 2020 include, Justin Adler, Tara Al-Saleem, Marcaeila Allen, Jacqueline Arcaro, Hope Barrist, Nicolas Bell, Sydney Borislow, Jared Cohen, Jacob Davis, Jack Derfler, Matthew Dolin, Annika Eisner, Melissa Ely, Benjamin Felgoise, Melissa Flaks, Megan Flanagan, Jessica Frangiosa, Jordyn Goldring, Gabrielle Greco, Carly Green, Arielle Greenberg, Rachel Kalani, Jonah Kaufman, Sofia Lepore, Eric Luba, Benjamin Lubas, Aubrey Manas, Cade Missimer, Aryaa Moudgal, Madelynne O'Brien, Alexander Rudolph, Nathan Sfida, Casey Sharpe, Noah Shubin, Samantha Suchsland, Nicole Tier, Jake Valentine, Kaitlyn Wakefield, Christopher Wi and Max Wittenberg.
Members of the Class of 2021 named AP Scholars included Sarah Fahmi, Kevin Shi, Elizaveta Smaliak and Alexander Szperka and Arya Venkat. Zachary Porter, a member of the Class of 2022 was also an AP Scholar with Distinction.
AP Scholars with Honor
AP 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 in the Class of 2020 include, Alexander Bell, Ruby Bender, Lauren Blaszczak, Caroline Borio, Audrey Chin, Gabriella D'Alicandro, Alice English, Tanya Fernandez, Mollie Hamaday, Conor Keogh, LeAnne Khuu, Samyam Koirala, Brandon Leibowitz, Joshua Levin, Sofia Mehmood, Zane Reichley, Demi Ring, Skyla-Ann Ruck, Livia Truong and Patrick Wainwright.
AP Scholars with Honor in the Class of 2021 are, Victoria Brach, Gabrielle Cooper, Catherine Fitzpatrick, Jacob Ginesin, Leah Kaye, Katherine Le, Mackenzie Lesczcynski, Grace Lynch, Jillian Quirus, Marisa Sloan, Sarah Snyder, Dean Suchsland and Michelle Sutandar,
AP Scholars must score 3.0 or higher on three or more AP exams. Twenty-four members of the Class of 2020 were AP Scholars, including Ellie Berkson, Ohm Boghara, Leonard Brenner, Brian Dresnin, Brendan Duff, Jayson Feberlle, Grace Foy, Aaron Goldstein, Meleaina Goldstein, Kayla Heincer, Hannah Kushner, Alexander Mansfield, Alexis Minor, Marissa Nerenberg, Courtney Patterson, William Pludo, Andrew Reses, Benjamin Saywitz, Rebecca Schindler, Sophia Simeral, Rachel Sterling, Jesse Stern, Andrew Tenaglio and Benjamin Yuter.
AP Scholars in the current senior class are, Lindsey Berman, Benjamin Carr, Marco Chan, Nathan Cideciyan, Brock Etzel, Danielle Grobman, Zoe Hoang, Caroline Kay, Olivia LaCoff, Darcy Miller, Jack Mishkin, Emma Sandberg, Ryan Small, Adelaide Stanley and Noah Stern.
Andrew Beer, a member of the Class of 2022 is also an AP Scholar.
PWHS offers more Advanced Placement courses – 26 – than most public and private high schools in the region. In May 2020, 358 students participated in 618 AP Examinations. Eighty-two percent of students earned a score of 3 or better.
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 12 years, PWHS has had 1,161 AP Scholars, including 341 AP Scholars with Distinction and 26 AP National Scholars.