Harrison Pan '20 Named National AP Scholar
Behind his efforts and those of his teachers, Wilbraham & Monson Academy’s Hao “Harrison” Pan ’20 was recognized by the College Board with one of its highest honors.
Harrison, along with Yujia “Cynthia” Xie ’19, earned the National AP Award for 2018-19. Overall, fifty-four Academy students were honored by the College Board for their performance.
Through his junior year, Harrison completed nine AP Exams, scoring a 4 or better on all of them. To gain National AP Award status, students must receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of four or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Harrison on earning a National AP Award: “Three or four years ago, one of my friends (Mark Xu ’16) went to NYU in Abu Dhabi. He got the National AP Award. I thought he was a good role model and I wanted to follow his example. To be honest, in ninth, 10th and 11th grade I was really nervous before the tests and I barely got any sleep. The preparation was intense, and then you have the mental part. I had the pressure from myself, which is the hardest part, my parents and peers. I was nervous, but after (all of) the tests I knew this award was coming.”
Harrison on how WMA prepared him for the AP Exams: “For all of my classes, the Academy has prepared me very well for the exam. Of course, it takes a lot of effort from yourself but I feel like if you follow a teacher’s instruction and complete assignments on time you’re going to be fine and score a 4 or 5 on the exam at the end of the year.”
Faculty member Mr. Erik Kindblom regarding Harrison as a student: “Harrison is a conscientious student and a pleasure to work with. He has a thirst for knowledge and understanding and determination to achieve at a high level. He demonstrated exceptional command of the material covered in AP Macroeconomics, whether it was understanding the theory and concepts, or applying numerical or graphical analysis to hypothetical macroeconomic events.”
Below is a list of WMA students who received honors:
AP Scholar (Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams): Anna Axas ’19, Josh Besse ’19, Emily Fafard ’20, James Gagnon ’19, Julia Grocott ’19, Gene Kang ’20, Moonseong Kang ’19, Abigail Lacey ’19, Nolan Lorenzana ’20, Tristan Lynch ’20, Daniil Melikhov ’19, Patrick Ogunbufunmi ’19, Gianna Paroli ’19, Nick Spellman ’19, Yupei Sun ’19, Brandyn Vitek ’19, Yinqi Yang ’20, Haoran Zhang ’19, Yongwei Zhang ’19
AP Scholar with Honor (Granted to students who receive 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): Liam Etti ’20, Maya Ferris ’19, Ragene Hong ’20, Tianqi Li ’20, An Nguyen ’20, Jack Perenick ’21, Ingrid Salvador ’19, Yiwen Wang ’19, Jack Woodbury ’19, Zehui Yu ’19
AP Scholar with Distinction (Granted to students who receive 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): Elizaveta Biryukova ’19, Ziyi Chen ’19, Erika Convery ’19, Xiaojing Du ’20, Alyssa Gaderon ’19, Liam Garrison ’20, John Kennedy ’19, Adam Kugelmass ’19, Rusudan Mumladze ’19, Hao Pan ’20, Julia Puppolo ’20, Celina Rivernider ’19, Gokul Sivakumar ’19, Yuke Wu ’19, Yujia Xie ’19, Muwei Xu ’20, Shiheng Xu ’19, Kyle Yamagishi-Rodstein ’20, Zeyi Yan ’19, Tianyu Yu ’20, Xiaoyu Yu ’19
National AP Scholar (Granted to students in the United States who receive 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): Hao Pan ’20, Yujia Xie ’19
AP Capstone Diploma: Ziyi Chen ’19, Maia Hutcheson-Jones ’19, Adam Kugelmass ’19, Abigail Lacey ’19, Rusudan Mumladze ’19, Kyle Yamagishi-Rodstein ’20
AP Seminar and Research Certificate: Elizaveta Biryukova ’19, Will Crocker ’20, Liam Garrison ’20, Ragene Hong ’20, Gene Kang ’20, Julia Puppolo ’20, Jack Woodbury ’19
AP International Diploma (Students must score a 3 or higher on five or more AP Exams; exams taken multiple times only count once—the highest score will be used for award calculation; students must attend a school outside the U.S. or U.S. territories, or students attending a school within the U.S., U.S. territories or the DoDEA network must send AP score(s) to a university outside the U.S.): Maia Hutcheson-Jones ’19