Record number of AP Scholars named at Runnels High School _lowres

Photo provided by Allison Wrenn -- Runnels juniors and seniors named as 2015 AP Scholars are, front row from left, Regan Dean, Julia Power and Julia Justus; and back row, Drake Fromenthal, Andrew Mitchell, Kim Lam, Jesse Stephens, Heather Edwards, Nicholas Saunders, Irene Lewis and Anna Morgan.

Runnels High School students have been named 2015 AP Scholars based on their performance on Advanced Placement exams taken in May, setting a new record for AP Scholars at Runnels, a news release said.

Four students won awards in two categories.

The National AP Scholar Award was presented to senior Anna Morgan and 2015 graduates Olivia Arboneaux, Caleb Manning and Connor Matthews. Students must earn an average score of 4 or higher (on a 5-point scale) on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of the tests to qualify for the award.

Morgan, Arboneaux, Manning and Matthews also qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, along with seniors Heather Edwards, Kim Lam and Julia Power and 2015 graduates Ryan Baird, Dillon Dodgen, Kara Peneguy and Tazkia Shah.

Students must earn an average score of 3.5 on all AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of the tests to qualify.

Seniors Drake Fromenthal, Irene Lewis and Nicholas Saunders and 2015 graduate Nicole Gardana were recognized as AP Scholars with Honor. Students who earn an average score of 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of the exams qualify for the award.

AP Scholars are juniors Andrew Mitchell, Regan Dean, Julia Justus and Jesse Stephens and 2015 graduates Anna Arceneaux, Margaret Cassidy, Nabil Essajee, Morgan Evans, Shannon French, Aidan Heck, Max Morgan and Alex Stansbury. To earn this award, students must complete three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher.

The AP Program allows high school students the opportunity to take college-level courses and receive college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on AP exams.