Thirty-five Bethel Park High School students were named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board in recognition of 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 2.8 million students worldwide who took AP Exams in 2021 performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award.
Sixteen 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 2021 graduates John Alacce (Carnegie Mellon University), Tanush Bahl (University of Southern California), Jake Cook (Ohio State University), Harrison Cwiklinski (Penn State University), Ethan Donovan (Boston College), Sierra Kuzak (Washington & Jefferson College), Christian McClaine (University of Notre Dame), Demetrios Patrinos (Washington & Lee University), Sarah Plotz (University of Wyoming), Tobias Roule (Georgia Institute of Technology), Liam Tena (University of Pittsburgh), and Evan Zelt (Wake Forest University); and seniors Keelan Donovan, Oluwatoyosi Egbebi, Lily Gaston and David Jakel.
Six 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 2021 graduates Declan Bruskoski (Penn State University), Johnatan Ivanov (University of Pittsburgh), Katelyn Sams (University of Pittsburgh), Rachel Toth (Auburn University), and Elise Turka (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University); as well as seniors Sara Ackerman and Victoria Hoffman.
Twelve students were named AP Scholars for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. They are 2021 alumni Zachary Rectenwald (Penn State University), Benjamin Sommer (University of Pittsburgh), Henry Veltum (University of Pittsburgh), Michael Walsh (John Carroll University), and Lillian Williams; as well as Class of 2022 members, Michael Bruni, Isabel Burke, Kristie Faber, Klaudia Menko, John Robert, Max Smith, and Frank Visnikar.
Bethel Park High School currently offers 19 Advanced Placement classes.