AP Scholars

Eighteen Blue Ridge Students Became AP Scholars in 2017

By: Delia Geyer/Content Editor

2017 was an exciting year for many AP students at Blue Ridge, with 18 students becoming AP scholars.

An AP scholar is a student who receives a score of three or higher on three or more AP exams. An AP scholar with honors is a student who has scored three or higher on at least four AP exams, and has received an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken. An AP scholar with distinction is a student who received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams that they have taken, and scored a three or higher on at least five of the exams.

In 2017, many students conquered multiple AP tests. 15 students received the status of being AP scholars from Blue Ridge. Two became AP scholars with Honors, and one became an AP scholar with Distinction.

AP Scholars are as follows:

Miranda Brulla

Logan Burdick

Devon Colwell

Nicholas Folk

Corbin French

Delia Geyer

James Goff

Mikhala Greimsmann

Abigail Hartman

Travis Hickling

Megan Houlihan

Li Ling Lee

Jessica Marvin

Charles Randall

Nicole Swisher

AP Scholar with Honors:

Paige MacConnell

Marceia Tanzini

AP Scholar with Distinction:

Skylar Secord

Some students may doubt that they can keep up with the work needed to put into AP classes. Senior, and AP scholar, Jessica Marvin, says that “it’s entirely possible” and that students “shouldn’t be put off by classes or tests.”

Principal, Peter Supko, says, “More students are capable of taking AP courses and the corresponding exam.”

“It comes down to how much grit you have,” he says.

There are many study habits that can also help students through these classes and tests.

For Marvin, flashcards and taking advantage of stoplighting sheets are some things that she finds helpful. She also suggests finding a system that works for you, and applying yourself. Other than that, Marvin says that she has “felt genuinely prepared” for the AP tests she has taken, and that she was given the tools “needed to tackle the test.”

Overall, in 2017, 15 students from Blue Ridge became AP Scholars, two students became AP scholars with honors, and one student became an AP scholar with distinction.

Delia Geyer is a 12th grade, second year journalism student. Her favorite pastimes include playing the violin and the clarinet, and hanging out with her two dogs Beezer and Roger.