32 AP Students from Runnels This Year!


Thirty-two students from Runnels High School have been named 2018 AP Scholars in recognition of their outstanding achievement on the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Exams administered in May. Seven additionally qualified as National AP Scholars, one of the top honors attainable in the program. The awards are granted at several levels.

Meeting the criteria for the AP Scholar Award by earning scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams are seniors Madaleine Alessi, Jillian Edmonson, Ian Lansing, and Maddy Sutton and 2018 graduates Catherine Henning (now at Tulane), Bruce Huynh (LSU), Brandon Kelfstrom (LSU), and Max Sager (Birmingham-Southern College).

Receiving the AP Scholar with Honor Award for scoring an average of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and marks of 3 or higher on four or more of the tests are seniors Kalyee Freiberger, Anna Kadi, Anna Claire Pousson, Micah Roper, Anna Somerville, and Emma Tooraen and 2018 graduates Ila Bordelon-Walker (LSU Honors College) and Kaitlyn Roy (LSU).

Sixteen students from Runnels were the recipients of the AP Scholar with Distinction Award. The scored an average of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. They are seniors Collin Bueche, Kayla Evans, and Alex Morgan and 2018 graduates Harrison Bonaventure (Birmingham-Southern), Elizabeth Daigle (Macalester College), Kaylen Howe (University of Alabama), Natalie Justus (Birmingham-Southern), Alex Matthews (Texas Christian University), Sam Matthews (Texas Christian University), Isabelle McCall (Tulane), Garrett Miller (Mississippi State), Sean Parker (Emory), Parker Rhinehart (UNO), Ashley Stansbury (ULM), Austin Stansbury (University of Alabama), and Michael Stevenson (Baylor).

The seven students earning the added distinction of being named AP National Scholars are senior Kayla Evans and 2018 graduates Alex Matthews, Sam Matthews, Isabelle McCall, Garrett Miller, Sean Parker, and Austin Stansbury. These students achieved an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more tests.         

The AP program provides high school students the opportunity to take college-level courses and potentially earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on AP Exams.  A majority of colleges and universities offer credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying AP Exam scores.