Friday, September 11, 2015

AP Scholar Awards at Burlington High School

Congratulations to the 61 students at Burlington High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

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. Usually approximately 20 percent of the over 2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.  The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

At Burlington High School:

2 students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are:

Shivam Gandhi
Eric Salina

15 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:

Ansh Bhammar
Shivam Gandhi
Yash Kamani
Dillon Owens
Dipen Patel
Hiren Patel
Manas Purohit
Colin Raposo
Eric Salina
Leia Seereeram
Michael Seleman
Divyansh Shah
Shivesh Shah
Needa Shah
Kumaraman Srivastav

11 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:

Kimberly Boyle
Amelia Cecere
Brooke Creedon
Maya Grubner
Erin Hardy
Marisa Lee
Praveen Menon
Amanda O’Donnell
Daniel Piotti
Shravya Sakunala
Brenna Tedesco

33 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are:

Kailee Abeshause
Rebekah Aran
Yash Balla
Victoria Condon
Rachel Czerwinski
Alexandra Demeo
Michaela Golding
Luke Iler
Sarah Iler
Emma Jones
August Kaminski
Sara Keelan
Ashwini Kulkarni
Xavier Little
Ashay Lokhande
Michaela Meneghini
Theresa Murray
Struti Pandey
Arvind Pasupleti
Jay Patel
Kush Patel
Niket Patel
Twinkle Patel
Joseph Prendergast
Nathaniel Rippin
Hafsa Sadiq
Hammad Sadiq
Michelle Sahagian
Stuti Shah
Kamran Sirohi
Paul Terranova
Nikhil Thakkar
Olivia Varghese

Of this year’s award recipients at Burlington High School, 11 are juniors. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.

Through 34 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the 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 that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

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