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Adam Holland

Thirty La Porte High School students, including 10 recent graduates, have been named as 2022 AP Scholars. 


The honor recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP exams, according to information from the College Board. The AP Program announces the honorees each fall.  

"These awards are a great honor,” La Porte High School Principal Carlin Grammer said. “We are extremely proud of the work and dedication that these students have put forth to earn these recognitions.” 

Added Julie Abram, La Porte ISD’s executive director of teaching and learning “The AP Capstone Diploma and Certificate is a rigorous demonstration of college-level learning.  The level of research students conduct in this program is incredibly scholarly. The award of these AP designations is proof of hard work and hard learning.”  

AP Scholar Awards (2021-22 Grade Level)  
James Dawson (10) 
Jacqueline De Leon (11) 
Kaitlyn Dominguez (12) 
Ava Espinosa (10) 
Savannah Gilmore (12) 
Emily Harris (12) 
Jacob Joji (11) 
Justin Kay (12) 
Eliason Lewis (11) 
Lailah Licon (11) 
Kaitlyn Martinez (11) 
Lauranh Nguyen (10) 
Madilyn Ryzewski (12) 
Victor Salinas (11) 
Larry Shuler, Jr. (11) 
Kathleen Sims (12) 
Aubrey Slaton (10) 
Joseph Sommer (11) 
Sean Sommer (10) 
Brianna Vela (11) 
Austin Venable (12) 
Brooklyn Waller (10) 
Josiah Watson (12) 
Amey Willis (10) 

AP Scholar with Distinction (2021-22 Grade Level) 
Isabella Balboa (11) 
Jenna Leslie (11) 
Carly McCarthy (12) 
Jorge Vanegas (11) 

AP Scholar with Honor (2021-22 Grade Level) 
Ethan White 

AP Seminar and Research Certificate (2021-22 Grade Level) 
Izabella Baez (12) 
Jacqueline De Leon (11) 
Savannah Gilmore (12) 
Eliason Lewis (11) 
Jorge Vanegas (11) 

AP Capstone Diploma (2021-22 Grade Level) 
Isabella Balboa (11) 
Jenna Leslie (11) 
Carly McCarthy (12) 

Award and Criteria 

AP Scholar – Student scores 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. 

AP Scholar w/ Honor – Student scores average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams & scores of 3 or higher on four or more exams 

AP Scholar w/ Distinction – Student scores average of at least 3.5 on all AP exams, and scores 3 or higher on five or more of these exams 

AP Seminar and Research – Student completes rigorous AP Seminar and Research courses, including an extensive study on a topic approved by La Porte ISD Institutional Review Board, and must score of 3 or higher in both classes. 

AP Capstone Diploma – Student earns scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research and on 4 additional AP Exams.