79 High School Students Earn AP Scholar Awards

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A total of 79 stellar students – both recent graduates and current seniors – from the high school earned an AP Scholar award in 2016, including four National AP Scholars, 17 AP Scholars with Distinction, 10 AP Scholars with Honor and 52 AP Scholars.

The College Board's Advanced Placement Program offers several levels of AP Scholar awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement via AP courses and exams, which are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with a score of 3 or above qualifying high schoolers for college course credit.

From the Class of 2017, earning the status of 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, were seniors Kayla Griffin, Alima Hossain, Omaier Mohiuddin, Kristina Occhino, Andrew Siford and Ryan Verdile.

Their fellow seniors Peter Farquharson, Nicolas Gallo, Stephen Lew, Michael Lugo, Vincent Verdile, Alejandro Villa Vasquez and Badar Zaman were named AP Scholars 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.