Holy Family students earn AP Scholar Awards

Thirty-eight students at Holy Family Catholic High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

At Holy Family Catholic High School, three students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are William Farner (Victoria), Kathryn Galioto (Chanhassen) and Kevin Monahan (Woodland). Their combined AP Average Score was 4.60.

Eleven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning 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. These students are Rebecca Cole (Chanhassen), William Farner (Victoria), Kathryn Galioto (Chanhassen), Gregory Helmer (Chanhassen), Connor Herd (Chaska), Emily Kirsch (Waconia), Lydia Kirsch (Waconia), Laura Kubisiak (Chanhassen), Luke Melander (Victoria), Kevin Monahan (Woodland), Peter Morgan (Eden Prairie), Michaela Rasmussen (Chaska), Wilson Roen (Mound) and Carl Stone (Minnetrista).

Thirteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning 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. These students are Thomas Alleven (Victoria), Elizabeth Dahlin (Waconia), Erin Denucci (Victoria), William Egan (Shorewood), Caitlin Hartman (Minnetonka), Anna Herd (Chaska), Jacob Kirsch (Eden Prairie), Andy Nelson (Excelsior), Mary Pumper (Minnetonka), Matthew Requet (Eden Prairie), Brett Struthers (Victoria), Emily Vakulskas (Chaska), and Anne Velázquez (Victoria).

Eleven students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Ian Cunningham (Shorewood), James Farner (Victoria), Samuel Hagen (Minnetonka), Ashley Hughes (Chaska), Cara Pausche (Mound), William Phillips (Deephaven), Christopher Pohlen (Chaska), Hayley Thompson (Eden Prairie), Abigail Weiby (Excelsior), Kendall Werneiwski (Wayzata), and Megan Zeien (Eden Prairie).

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