St. Andrew’s Students Again Named Mississippi’s AP State Scholars
Rishi Gupta and Anna Hopper are the 2007 Honorees
Of the 30 students recognized as Mississippi AP State Scholars since the distinction began to be recognized in 1993, 28 have been St. Andrew’s students, including every State Scholar for the last 11 years. The 2007 winners are Rishi Gupta, a student at the University of California at Berkeley, and Anna Hopper, a student at Harvard University. 15 years ago the College Board began distinguishing AP State Scholars, the one male and one female high school student in each state and the District of Columbia with grades of 3 or higher (with 5 being the highest) on the greatest number of exams, and also the highest average grade (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.
62 students, who represent 48.4% of all the St. Andrew's students who took an AP Examination last year, have been named 2007 Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board due to their exceptional performance on AP Exams. Globally, about 14% of students who take an AP Exam qualify to be recognized as an AP Scholar.
“St. Andrew’s remarkable record in Advanced Placement testing reflects not only the quality of the St. Andrew’s student, but also the quality of the St. Andrew’s teacher,” says Head of School Steve Blanchard. “The dedication St. Andrew’s students and teachers have for one another is just one of the things that make this school so outstanding.”
7 students in the Class of 2007, including Ms. Hopper and Mr. Gupta, qualified to be recognized as National AP Scholars by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on at least 8 AP Exams. 33 additional students qualified as Scholars with Distinction; 9 more students qualified as Scholars with Honor; and 18 more students qualified as AP Scholars.
All of our AP Scholars deserve congratulations for their incredible academic achievement.
AP National Scholars earned an average of 4 or higher on at least eight exams:
AP Scholars with Distinction earned an average of 3.5 on all exams taken, scoring 3 or higher on at least five exams:
Leslie Johns Ray
AP Scholars with Honor earned an average of 3.25, scoring 3 or higher on at least four exams:
AP Scholars earned a 3 on at least three exams:
Ellen Paige Jones
Ann Walt Stallings
St. Andrew’s AP State Scholars
1993 – Josh Cox and Kendra Fowler
1994 – Brent Martin and Amanda Moore
1995 – Eric Ford
1996 – Julia Fowler
1997 – Jennifer Drinkwater and Adam Friedman
1998 – Andrew Chatham and Laura Eichhorn
1999 – Kush Agrawal and Caroline Evans
2000 – Chester Yarbrough and Angela Gupta
2001 – Khushboo Agrawal and Jonathan Stricker
2002 – Tyler Givens and Gita Subramony
2003 – Laceyt Gattis and Andrew Harrison
2004 – Morgan Cowan and Vignesh Shettar
2005 – Neil Maneck and Parry VanLandingham
2006 – Andy Church and Amanda Parsons
2007 – Rishi Gupta and Anna Hopper