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RUSD Congratulates 51 AP Scholars in 2020

08/21/2020

RUSD is celebrating the hard work of 51 high school students for achieving AP Scholar status in 2020, including one National AP Scholar! These students not only excelled on these rigorous exams but did so in the middle of a global pandemic and transitioning to online learning.

The College Board's Advanced Placement Program provides 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.

These successes are a tribute to the dedicated students who are taking and the talented staff who are teaching AP courses. 

The following students achieved AP Scholar designation. These students have completed 3 or more AP Exams with scores of three or higher.

  • Mayle Aburto, Park
  • Paige Allen, Walden
  • Adrianna Avila, Horlick
  • Hannah Bartelt, Horlick
  • Isabelle Buhler, Horlick
  • Elida Coronado, Park
  • Elizabeth Czosnek, Park
  • Mariah Davis, Park
  • Logan Downing, Park
  • Nicholas Engevold, Horlick
  • Sarah Frickensmith, Walden
  • Amanda Gonzales, Park
  • Elisabeth Greulich, Park
  • Paige Hagemann, Horlick
  • Maliah Halkowitz, Park
  • Elizabeth Hanstedt, Horlick
  • Najee Jones, Park
  • Erin Ketterhagen, Park
  • Madisyn Lafave, Horlick
  • Emma Latus, Horlick
  • Andrew Lawson, Park
  • Jordan Lou, Walden
  • Grace Makowski, Horlick
  • Alejandra Martinez, Horlick
  • Anthony Pitrof, Horlick
  • Olivia Pitrof, Horlick
  • Mackenzie Reischl, Horlick
  • Tia Ricchio, Horlick
  • Thomas Ruiz, Horlick
  • Charles Shilhavy, Horlick
  • Vito Siehr, Park
  • Kathryn Sisak, Horlick
  • Caitlyn Steensen, Park
  • David Stephan, Horlick
  • Tyler Vela, Horlick
  • Kayla Vitek, Horlick
  • Sophie Young, Walden

The following students achieved AP Scholars With Honor. These students earned 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.

  • Alexis Betker, Park
  • Brandon Nielsen, Walden
  • Alexander Opichka, Horlick
  • Antonia Sosa, Park
  • Nolan Tremelling, Walden

The following student was named AP Scholars With Distinction 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.

  • Nora Schultz, Horlick

A special congratulations to Nora Schultz from Horlick. Nora also earned the title of National AP Scholar. To earn this prestigious recognition, students must 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. Check out this great story about Nora from Fox 6!

For the first year, the following students achieved the AP Capstone Diploma. The AP Capstone Diploma is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on 4 additional AP Exams of their choosing. Olivia Pitrof, Horlick

  • Mackenzie Reischl, Horlick
  • Nora Schultz, Horlick

The following students achieved the AP Seminar and Research Certificate. The AP Seminar and Research Certificate is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research.

  • Hannah Bartelt, Horlick
  • Abigail Dineen, Horlick
  • Elizabeth Hanstedt, Horlick
  • Amber Schuls, Horlick

Congratulations to all our 2020 AP Scholars!