At the beginning of each fall semester, the Advanced Placement (AP) program recognizes high school students across the country who demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP exams the prior school year. Forty Irving ISD scholars were awarded “AP Scholar with Distinction,” which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and score 3 or higher on five or more exams.

Congratulations to the following students, organized by school:

Irving High School

Anders Chavez

Monica Moreno

Sebastian Rico Torres


MacArthur High School

Aubrey Brown

Ethan Buchanan

Elle Caldon

Jaylin Campos

Gregory Crowfoot

Emily Diaz

Juan Garcia

Sofia Gutierrez

Alyssa Harbin

Saurav Kandel

Afaf Maliha

Isaias Montiel

Khoi Nguyen

Paola Romero

Mary Amy Nicole Sumabon

Sasha Lilyanna Sumabon

Andrea Viehweg

Justin Wu


Nimitz High School

Leon Daniel

Aleida Escobar

Rhiannon Hayle

Harrison Nguyen

Zara Perez

Alaric Roman

Valentina Romero


Singley Academy

Isaiah Benny

Andrew Creeger

Alexander Huynh

Emily John

Nia Maria

Ishrat Masud

Katy Nguyen

Jafeth Penaloza

Alexandra Ramirez

Angela Rojas

Sneha Shrestha

Dannis Tran


In addition, Irving ISD had 7 students awarded the AP Capstone Diploma, which is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar, AP Research and four additional AP exams. 

Congratulations to the following:


MacArthur High School

Grace Marquez

Christian Santana

Justin Wu


Singley Academy

Isaiah Benny

Ryan Garza

Emilio Gonzalez

Gabrielle Hodge

Please note, the list of honorees also includes members of the graduated class of 2023. In addition, Justin Garcia of Irving High School earned the Seminar and Research certificate.