Chatham County student earns perfect score on 2022-23 AP exams

By John V. Wood

Pittsboro, NC – Our schools and students continue to excel in their College Board Advanced Placement courses and exams. Out of the 818 exams taken in 2022, 65% of those had scores of Level 3 or higher. Additionally, 96 students (12%) scored a level 5, which is the highest score one can achieve. Those students are listed at the end of this release.

Seaforth High School junior Kendall Anderson (photo by Rachel Horowitz)

One student, Seaforth High School junior Kendall Anderson, earned a perfect score on her AP United States Government and Politics exam. She was one of only 48 students (amounting to just 0.01% of total exam takers) from around the world to earn every point possible on this particular exam. 

“We are immensely proud of our dedicated students and the unwavering support from our educators,” Superintendent Dr. Anthony D. Jackson said. “These achievements embody Chatham County Schools’ commitment to excellence, and these students deserve recognition.”

At the school level, Jordan-Matthews High School earned an AP ACCESS Award, which is a new AP award this year, honoring schools that encourage more low-income and underrepresented minority students to take AP courses. JMHS also earned a place on the College Board’s AP School Honor Roll for 2022-23.

The AP program, provided by College Board, offers challenging college-level courses to high school students, allowing them to earn college credit with a score of 3 or higher. In North Carolina, our public high schools offer 38 AP courses, with exam fees covered for all NC public high school students through the North Carolina AP Partnership, greatly facilitating our students’ success.

For more information, please contact John V. Wood, Chatham County Schools’ public information officer, at or (919) 548-3586.


(The students listed below scored a level 5 on at least one AP exam.  Some students scored a level 5 on multiple exams last year.)

NameSchoolCurrent Grade
Ryder AndersonCCHSGraduate
Daniela Flores BrionesJordan-Matthews11
Andrey UrenaJordan-Matthews12
Anthony SantiagoJordan-Matthews12
Brandon Rodriguez-HerreraJordan-Matthews12
Chloe DickersonJordan-Matthews12
Christian AyalaJordan-Matthews12
Christian Garcia TorresJordan-Matthews12
Daniela De La SanchaJordan-Matthews12
Fatima LavariegaJordan-Matthews12
Hannia Martinez QuirozJordan-Matthews12
Honorio Castro SanchezJordan-Matthews12
Iris Sibrian ZetinoJordan-Matthews12
Jair RuizJordan-Matthews12
Jason De Paz RodriguezJordan-Matthews12
Jillian BogartJordan-Matthews12
Josmar MartinezJordan-Matthews12
Karsyn VannJordan-Matthews12
Lizbeth Tellez-CanutoJordan-Matthews12
Marleny EscobedoJordan-Matthews12
Merary LopezJordan-Matthews12
Calvin ConroyJordan-MatthewsGraduate
Dalila Canela RochaJordan-MatthewsGraduate
Estefani D. De Paz RodriguezJordan-MatthewsGraduate
Jennifer Garcia TorresJordan-MatthewsGraduate
Laisha Zagada AmadorJordan-MatthewsGraduate
Margaret ThorntonJordan-MatthewsGraduate
Nathalie GonzalezJordan-MatthewsGraduate
Andi WickerNorthwood11
Carter Crisp-searsNorthwood11
Elizabeth HallNorthwood11
Helgi DavisNorthwood11
Jesse SikesNorthwood11
Marina CofresiNorthwood11
Amelia GilliganNorthwood12
Cole DailNorthwood12
Frey DavisNorthwood12
Griffin HobbsNorthwood12
Jack BachelerNorthwood12
Kate DydynskiNorthwood12
Kaylee FisherNorthwood12
Marcella WillettNorthwood12
Abilene DasherNorthwoodGraduate
Alexandra AnthenienNorthwoodGraduate
Ariadna Camareno RojasNorthwoodGraduate
Beckett BrantleyNorthwoodGraduate
Brandt AndersonNorthwoodGraduate
Catherine HallNorthwoodGraduate
Charlie NicholasNorthwoodGraduate
Eden PriddleNorthwoodGraduate
Emily WilliamsNorthwoodGraduate
Jacob GarrettNorthwoodGraduate
Jonathan GalbraithNorthwoodGraduate
Katelyn GriffinNorthwoodGraduate
Kyler SriwudhthanunNorthwoodGraduate
Lillian CollinsNorthwoodGraduate
Lily FowlerNorthwoodGraduate
Lily WitcherNorthwoodGraduate
Margaret RichardsonNorthwoodGraduate
Mason CookNorthwoodGraduate
Matteus ButlerNorthwoodGraduate
Monet BartonNorthwoodGraduate
Oliver EwyNorthwoodGraduate
Reyvadee GodehnNorthwoodGraduate
Sam JumpNorthwoodGraduate
Samantha ThurberNorthwoodGraduate
Sarah EmrichNorthwoodGraduate
Savannah MatthewsNorthwoodGraduate
Sophia RobertsNorthwoodGraduate
William SikesNorthwoodGraduate
Katherine LeonardSeaforth10
Anna GuzzoSeaforth11
Bailey ShadoanSeaforth11
Henry McFallSeaforth11
Jackson VaughnSeaforth11
Jacob PhillipsSeaforth11
Jonathan TrottSeaforth11
Josie QuickSeaforth11
Kaitlyn ZangaSeaforth11
Kendall AndersonSeaforth11
Kyle StinsonSeaforth11
Natalia DavisSeaforth11
Paige VanderveenSeaforth11
William CuicchiSeaforth11
Andrew JeongSeaforth12
Benjamin WeathersSeaforth12
Christopher AtkinsSeaforth12
Fiona XiaoSeaforth12
Luka CfarkuSeaforth12
Mordecai MengesteabSeaforth12
Nicholas JerkovichSeaforth12
Olivia Van DuinenSeaforth12
Robert BurleighSeaforth12
Sophia SerranoSeaforth12
Tate WilsonSeaforth12
Tyler McGrathSeaforth12