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Kirtland Local School District Recognizes AP Scholars and National Merit Semifinalist at Board Meeting

At the January 23 Board of Education meeting, Kirtland High School’s recently named AP Scholars were recognized.  In 2022, there were 308 AP exams taken by Kirtland High School students.  There were 52 AP scholars and the average score was 3.56.  Congratulations to:

AP Scholars (Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams): Nickolas Barisic, 11th grade; Sophia LaVerde, 11th grade, Nishaan Meet, 11th grade; Ava Golem, 12th grade; Adam Knaak, 12th grade; Delaney Kuczkowski, 12th grade; Aria Ray, 12th grade; Brigham Weight, 12th grade

AP Scholars with Honor (Granted 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 of these exams):  Andrew Duncan, 11th grade; Adriana Freitas, 11th grade; Dakota Schaum, 11th grade; Lily Whittaker, 11th grade; Eleanor Withrow, 11th grade; Patrick Bak, 12th grade; Adam Beinhardt, 12th grade; Austin Booth, 12th grade; Thomas Gogolin, 12th grade; Nikolena Samac, 12th grade; Samuel Sydenstricker, 12th grade

AP Scholar with Distinction (Granted 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 of these exams): Elizabeth Aranavage, 12th grade; Luke Chuko, 12th grade; Corinne Greenlee, 12th grade; Maya Hill, 12th grade; Philip LaVerde, 12th grade; Matthew Shepard, 12th grade; Robert Whittaker, 12th grade

“Kirtland High School students continue to amaze me every year,” said Principal Scott Amstutz, Kirtland High School.  “I am very proud of all our AP Scholars.  It takes dedication, perseverance and commitment to tackle all these AP courses and be successful.  For a small district, we have such a strong AP community that values the content and rigor that will certainly help our students prepare for future success.  Many thanks to our teachers as well.  So much time and effort goes into this academic growth and achievement.”

Also recognized at the Board meeting was Bobby Whittaker, who earlier in the school year was named a 2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors.

AP Scholars




2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist


AP Scholars with Honor


AP Scholars with Distinction