TMI students named AP Scholars

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Students and recent graduates from TMI – The Episcopal School were named 2015 AP Scholars by the College Board, which administers the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. The AP Scholar Awards Program recognizes high-school students who have done outstanding work in AP (college-level) courses.

TMI 2015 graduates Isabel Magraner and Maria Zurita received the program’s highest honor. As National AP Scholars, they earned an average score of 4 (out of a possible 5) on eight or more AP exams. Magraner currently attends Yale University, and Zurita attends the University of Chicago.

Seniors Lincoln Abbott, Hector Castillo, Saad Ehsan, Zachary Jackson, Yi Lu and Grace Westerman and graduates Daniel Charlton, David Embs, Brianna Hernandez, Gabriella Jeffords, Katherine Kuri, Kelsey Lansdale, Jaqueline Mann-McCullick, Gerardo Martinez-Cordei, Lillian Morris, Elise Notzon, Danielle Ridewood and Garrett Riesz all were recognized with 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.

Named Scholar with Honor were seniors Christopher Clark, Lauren Devlin, Grace Metz, Luis Rodriguez and William Sowell; and graduates Edward Kim, Armando Martinez and Isabel Miller. These students scored at least 3.25 on all exams and 3 or higher on four or more.

Receiving AP Scholar awards were juniors Juan Pablo Martinez-Cordei and Armando Merlo; seniors Aneel Bapodra, GW Bodden, LeSean Brown, Ruiyan Cai, Mario Cantu-Aguilar, Joaquin Castillo, John Chance, Aidan Christopherson, Marisol Esquivel, Garrett Lindemood, Jonathon Medina, Sofia Miranda-Fred, Elba O’Ward, Nicole Plante, Aiden Read, Umer Salman, Samuel Sandell, Jose Suarez and Zhu Timbao; and graduates Fe Maria Cajiga-Pena, Hailey Carter, Jessica Corley, Gabriela Font, William Gaines, Brendan McLaughlin, Juan Merlo, Alexis Roberts, Andres Suarez-Domit, Redha Umer, Margaret Vassar and Bining Yu. For this designation, students qualify by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher.

“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.