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Sixty-seven McCracken County Students Recognized as AP Scholars

The College Board recently released the AP Scholar Awards for the 2022-23 school year. Sixty-seven McCracken County High School students were named AP Scholars for their hard work in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and high marks on AP exams.


Twelve 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. The AP Scholars with Distinction are Karsyn Allard, Camryn Beatty, Reed Bowling, Cole Cannon, Adyson Chambers, Owen Cody, Natalie Cryts, Garret Greenwell, Daniel Higdon, Thomas Newton, Manav Shah, and Caroline Wright. 

Sixteen 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. The AP Scholars with Honors are Benjamin Archbold, Mark Ballard, Audrey Barrett, Ethan Brown, Skyler Ford, Ian Hart, Ashley Higdon, Aubrey Hill, Eli James, Josh Kuntz, Carter McReynolds, Cynthia Steger, Samuel Tucker, Lydia Vaughn, Gabriel Whitley, and Nathan Yancey.

Thirty-nine students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Molly Adams, Eden Axtell-Cooper, Reese Barnhill, Taylor Boone, Alyssa Campanello, Ella Chuppe, Sydney Clevidence, Daniel Crouse, Melody Darnell, Kevin Denny, Andrew Farmer, Karlee Gray, Audrey Haley, Lily Harlan, Addison Hart, Gracie Hayden, Grace Henderson, Logan Henson, Ally Hutchins, Caleb Joyce, Matthew King, Margaret Kitchen, Isabella Mayhew, Cameron McDowell, Savannah McDowell, Brandon McManus, Molly Musselman, Abby Orange, Neel Patel, Om Patel, Pratha Patel, Haydyn Pope, Ethan Puckett, Mariane Puertollano, Rylee Ronna, Atleigh Stanley, Sydney Turner, Andrew Watson, and Victoria Zeigler.

Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.


The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.


Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.