53 BHS Students Earn Advanced Placement Awards

Congratulations to the 53 students (listed below) at Burlington High School who 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. About 22 percent of the 2.2 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:

1 student 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.

 Nicholas Fahey

12 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:

Cecilia Chiang
Harsh Dedhiya
Stephanie Desrochers
Nicholas Fahey
Helena Keown
Abhishek Kulkarni
Marko Lazarevic
Samantha Lee
Matthew Martin
Amit Patel
Shamsh Shaikh
Rachel Vozikis
Lina Wu

10 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:

Irina Grigoryeva
Sarah Jamal-Eddine
Nicholas Merlino
Alexandra Minghella
Rachel Murgo
Eric Salina
Timothy Sunnerberg
Nikhil Thakkar
Mark Whitney
Xin Zhang

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

Gabriel Arcaro
Hope Becker
Ansh Bhammar
Alyssa Cameron
Natasha Chatterjee
Jonathan Chellali
Kyle Glennon
Dora Kadish
Yash Kamani
Ashay Lokhande
Kevin Macdonald
Jordan Mathieson
G A. Maurer
Pranav Menon
Rachel Merullo
Edmund Mitchell
Lance Olney
Gilad Oved
Dipen Patel
Kush Patel
William Poirier
Joseph Sateriale
Erin Savage
Michael Seleman
Shivesh Shah
Stuti Shah
Kumaraman Srivastav
Meghan Winters
Lawrence Yu

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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