WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Brookland-Cayce High School students received 51 AP Scholar awards, with one earning National AP Scholar, a distinction given to fewer than 1 percent of students nationwide.
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP exams. AP Scholars are those students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.
Joseph Buchmaier was awarded National AP Scholar, given to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. He also was awarded AP Scholar with Distinction and AP Capstone Diploma.
Five Brookland-Cayce students were named AP Scholars with Distinction, given to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams. They are Jimmy Cao, Esther Lam, Ma'Liah Maddox, Alexis Spainhour and Brayden Waters.
Five students were named AP Scholars with Honor, given to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams. They are Samantha Breese, Amanda Lam, Sharon Rose Mukendi, Ben Welch and Katelyn Welch.
Twenty-eight students were named AP Scholars: Claire Adkins, Ainsley Allen, Gretchen Berry, Jacob Blalock, Abigail Boone, Margaret Caldwell, Maria Castaneda, Joe Castles, Eliza Cathcart, Cheyanne Chambers, Nathan Corley, Sydney Davis, Paw Der, Aubrey Ellisor, Callison Fisher, Garrett Galloway, Catherine Hafer, Kaden Hicks, David Hoffman, Cameron Jeffcoat, Brycen Johnson, Hayley Martin, Logan McKnight, Nicole Mouhteros, Rachel O’Dell, Maria Rubio Arteaga, Ada Stiglbauer, and Gavin Taylor.
Other Brookland-Cayce students awarded recognitions are: AP Capstone Diploma, Jimmy Cao, Nathan Corley, Kaden Hicks, Esther Lam, Hayley Martin, and Brayden Waters; and AP Seminar and Research Certificate, Callison Fisher, Nicole Mouhteros, Rachel O’Dell, and Ada Stiglbauer.
According to College Board officials, students who score a 3 or above on an AP exams demonstrate college-level mastery of the subject and will typically earn college credit at most colleges and universities.