TMI students named AP Scholars

Twenty-five students from TMI – The Episcopal School were named 2012 AP Scholars by the College Board, which administers the Advanced Placement examinations.

The AP Scholar Awards Program recognizes high-school students who have done outstanding work in college-level (Advanced Placement) courses.

Receiving AP Scholar awards were TMI seniors Jose Luis De Alba, Eugenio Duron and Blake Smithson and class of 2012 graduates Marian Amini, Abigail Cole, Andrew Dove, Carolina Gonzalez, Alex Mora, Christopher Peace, Collin Shinkle, Tyler Styles, Yonghan Wei and Chad Wisnowski. For this designation, students qualify by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher.

TMI senior Patrick Wickham and graduates Alex Hager, Morgan McMillian, Mustafa Mohammed and Kari Xu all received AP Scholar with Honor awards, for which they qualified by earning an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams.

Graduates Megan Abbot, Douglas Carter, Allison Limmer, Andrew Owens, Hamilton Rogers and Mackenzie White received the AP Scholar with Distinction award, for which they earned grades of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

“At TMI we strive for excellence across the board and thus our students, especially our Advanced Placement students, have tremendous demands placed on their time so that they can excel in the classroom, compete on the playing fields, serve the community and get in touch with their spirituality,” said TMI Upper School Division Head Bob Ridewood. “So for these students to do all the aforementioned and then do so well on so many AP exams is nothing short of inspiring.”

The AP Scholar Awards and AP program are administered by the College Board, a not-for-profit membership organization for educational institutions and organizations. More than 3,600 colleges and universities receive AP grades annually, and more than 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States grant credit for qualifying AP grades.