North Miami Beach - Fifty-two 2019 AP Scholar Awards were granted to Scheck Hillel Community School students in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams, continuing a Scheck Hillel tradition.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP exams. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.
“Congratulations to Scheck Hillel Community School's 2019 AP Scholar Award recipients, their families and our faculty,” said Vanessa Donaher, Scheck Hillel’s Head of School. “Such outstanding academic achievement comes from dedication and commitment shared by all.”
Two Scheck Hillel students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are Gabrielle Kurzer ‘20 and Class of 2019 Salutatorian Matias Lancewicki (Cornell University, Gap Year: Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies).
Eighteen Scheck Hillel 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. These students are Jonathan Abbo ‘19 (Tulane University), Olga Benacerraf ‘20, Moises Bensadon ‘19 (Tel Aviv University), Gabriela Bentolila ‘19 (University of Miami, Gap Year: Bar Ilan Experience), Jaime Bursztyn ‘20, Class of 2019 Valedictorian Raquel DiMitri (University of Miami - Foote Fellows Honors Program), Danielle Esquenazi ‘20, Tali Finger, Eli Gelb ‘20, Myles Gilbert ‘20, Leah Grobman ‘20, Gabrielle Kurzer ‘20, Matias Lancewicki ‘19, Rotem Miara ‘20, Jayme Podgorowiez ‘19 (University of Miami), Alex Wagenberg ‘20, Danit Weitzman ‘20 and Mauricio Woldenberg ‘20.
Eight 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. These students are Daniela Abbo ‘20, Alan Berkman ‘20, Anna Freiman ‘21, Alexandra Gelman ‘20, Frida Herdan ‘20, Emily Rodman ‘19 (University of Miami), Yael Sefchovich ‘20 and Ilana Stiberman ‘21.
The final 24 students qualified for AP Scholar Awards by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. These students are Natalie Abramowitz ‘21, Shelly Albergel ‘19 (IDC Herzliya/Israel Defense Forces), Yael Algranatti ‘21, Tanya Almog ‘21, Joi Alon ‘20, Esther Benasayag ‘19 (Northeastern University, Gap Year: Shnat Hajshara), Sarah Benoliel ‘19 (University of Miami, Gap Year: Bar Ilan Experience), Joseph Bensabat ‘19(University of Florida), Alexa Cohen ‘19 (Vanderbilt University), Alli Dronsick ‘21, Nicole Feldman ‘21, Ashley Fincheltub ‘20, Mauricio Fuhrman ‘21, Jake Gelb ‘21, Ariel Grobman ‘19 (Indiana University Bloomington),Emily Kriger ‘19 (University of Central Florida), Samuel Levy ‘20, Maya Rodrig ‘20, Amanda Scheck ‘19(University of Michigan, Gap Year: Young Judaea Year Course), Shira Sredni ‘20, David Szkolnik ‘19 (University of Florida), Danielle Waijman ‘19 (University of Central Florida), Alejandro Wakszol ‘21 and Albert Wolak ‘19 (Babson College).
Scheck Hillel offers 19 AP courses and more than 50% of Scheck Hillel's High School students maximize this 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 they are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading universities.