Forty-one Bethel Park High School students were named AP Scholars by the College Board, to recognize those students who have demonstrated college level achievement through Advanced Placement Courses and Exams.
Students who take AP Exams can earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Approximately 22 percent of the 2.6 million high school students world-wide who took AP Exams in 2017 performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award.
2017 Bethel Park High School graduate Rachel McClaine (currently attending the University of Notre Dame) was named a National AP Scholar by receiving an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, with scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams.
Ten students were named AP Scholars with Distinction for receiving an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, with scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Bethel Park’s AP Scholars with Distinction are 2017 graduates Kyle Coplan (Case Western Reserve University), Emily Cowser (Messiah College), Jordan Hare (Slippery Rock University), Elizabeth Jensen (Northwestern University), Rachel McClaine (University of Notre Dame), Ryan Pfab (Ohio University), Jessica Viehman (Virginia Tech), Kevin Yost (Carnegie Mellon University), Natalia Young (Eugene Lang College) and senior John Veltum.
Ten students were named AP Scholars with Honor for receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, with scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. They are 2017 graduates Jeffrey Hoffmann (University of Pittsburgh), Hannah Hutton (Chatham University), Delaney Lacey (Allegheny College), Megan McClary (Duquesne University), Adriane Slater (Grove City College) and seniors Todd Ackerman, Kayla Armstrong, Evan Aronhalt, Noah Gearhart and Greydon Tomkowitz.
Twenty-one students were named AP Scholars for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. They are 2017 graduates Tarush Bahl (Indiana University at Bloomington), James Fleckenstein (University of Pittsburgh), Zachary Gorman (Robert Morris University), Zephyr Griffore (University of Ottawa), Sarah Kauffman (Virginia Tech), Jennifer Klara (University of Pittsburgh), Jacob Marcovecchio (Rochester Institute of Technology), Tyler Smith (University of Pittsburgh), Brendan Troesch (Washington and Jefferson College), Emily Wagner (University of Pittsburgh), Heather Walker (Waynesburg University) and Alexandria Zallo (Johns Hopkins University).
Also named AP Scholars were seniors Natalia Antkowiak, Jacob Cunningham, Grace Evans, Max McKitrick, Madison Newman, Haley Radcliffe, Jessica Scarlett, Brianna Shannon and Shoulammite Sokou.
Bethel Park High School currently offers 18 Advanced Placement courses.