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Belton ISD Students Recognized for Achievement on AP Exams

BELTON, TX — Belton ISD is celebrating 116 students who earned recognition for top marks on their AP exams taken last spring.

The students were recognized by the College Board for college-level achievement as demonstrated by their performance on multiple AP exams taken in May 2021.

“Advanced Placement classes are an academically challenging environment,” said Tiffany Sommerfeld, director of academic advising and counseling. “The goal of these courses is to help prepare our students for the college experience. These recognitions spotlight the hours and hours of preparation and studying that our students and teachers put in. We are always so proud of their efforts and especially when those efforts are acknowledged by a national organization.”

The College Board recognizes students each year in four progressively prestigious categories: AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction and National AP Scholar.

“It’s a testament to the quality of both our students and teachers to have so many students earn this recognition,” Sommerfeld said. “We are beyond proud of the hard work this represents and will continue to work to increase access and opportunities for students.”

The following Belton ISD students received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams qualifying them as an AP Scholar:

Vanessa Ake, Riley Avery, Annie Bailey, Madelyn Bradshaw, Savannah Bradshaw, Jacob Brauns, Ryan Carpio-Brown, Avery-Timothy Clarke, Shannon Cook, Michael Eckert, Steven Ellis, Madison Dang, Elissa Davis, Lesa Doskocil, Laurel Farris, Corinne Finley, Alex Flory, Samuel Fothergill, Anthony Grullon, Natalie Hall, Axel Hernandez, Gentle Hirwa, Daniel Holcomb, Isabel Holguin, Nicholas Howe, Averi Hunt, Jason Janczak, Michael Jones, Ryan Jones, Joseph Knox, Kaylee Lamb, Garrett Lazott, Daniel Le, Collin Magowan, Piper Magowan, Ethan Matous, Ivan Millan Reyes, Garrett Mooney, Chase Moore, Grace Moyer, Abigail Morgan, Hayden Nix, Gabriel Noguera, Emily Ogden, Miguel Olvera, Carol Paleti, Kole Petersen. Allanis Philip, Grace Pohl, Virginia Pusey, Yannett Ramirez, Luke Read, Jackson Reasoner, Blake Rendon, Aaron Rhoads, Raina Ross, Melanie Salazar, Aidan Sallee, Natalie Scammell. Sydney Sell, Matthew Sierras. Olivia Stum. Nick Sullivan, Christian Thames, Kevin Thomas, Maria Valencia Morale, Martin VanDusen, Natalia Vazquez, Brayden Walker, Christopher Wong, Serena Ylostalo and Dalilah Zuniga.

The following Belton ISD students received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams qualifying them as an AP Scholar with Honor:

Gabrielle Benson, Sophie Broom, Keira Campbell, Steven Crosby, Abigail Davis, Samuel Foreman, Nicholas Garcia, Clayton Hixson, Caroline Moehlenbrock, Sergio Ochoa, Chase Perry, Brookelyn Pyle, Aliuna Schorn, Sterling Weadock and Cade Wenberg.

The following Belton ISD students received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams qualifying them as an AP Scholar with Distinction:

Jay Baker, Jackson Belobrajdic, Aditi Bhat, Mitchell Bonner, Benjamin Castro, Anna Cox, Kendall Dollar, Rhett England, Madison Farwell, Savannah Fish, Madeline Fournier, Gautam Ghamande, Kobe Gillians, Rijul Gupta, Karianne Hosch, Anuraag Jha, MyKaela Johnston, Kaitlin Kunz, Kylan Menapace, Shivangi Ojha, Jackson Rahm, Krithika Rajesh, Maheshwari Rajesh, Matthew Salazar, Rachel Schiller, Megan Shelburne, Daniel Torres Rivera, Madeline Vacula and Zane Williams.

Sept. 21, 2021