35 Named AP Scholars

The Glen Cove Board of Education and Glen Cove High School administration honored 35 students who were named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars for the 2013-14 school year. Certificates were awarded by GCHS Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro and Assistant Principals Allen Hudson and Nadine Wheeler to those AP Scholars who were in attendance at the January 13 Board planning meeting. The ceremony is scheduled every January when many students who have already graduated return to Glen Cove during the semester break. Certificates will be mailed to AP honorees who could not be in attendance.

The College Board named the 35 former and current Glen Cove High School students as AP Scholars earlier this year following their successful performance on the AP Exams. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. This year, included in the group were eight AP Scholars of Distinction and two AP Scholars with Honors.

AP Scholars with Distinction with an average score of 3.5 of higher on all AP Exams or 3 or higher on five or more of these exams are: Elias Blinkoff (Class of 2013 Valedictorian), Nicole D’Ambrosio (Class of 2013 Salutatorian), Samantha DiPaola (Class of 2014 Valedictorian), Matthew Kolbert, Yaqarah Letellier, Maxine Lizaso, Andrew Schuck (Class of 2014 Honorarian) and Daniel Wlodarczyk.

AP Scholars with Honor with an average score of 3.25 or higher on all AP Exams or 3 or higher on four or more exams are: Nicholas Krisch, Marco Lopez and Hans Ring (Class of 2014 Salutatorian).

AP Scholars scoring 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams are: Aisha Ali, Victoria Andreotti, Shayan Awan, Rachel Brady, Michael Burrell, Christina Delgrosso, Madison Dratch, Gillian Farnan, Alexandra Franklin, John Garcia, Connor Hamel, Jackelyn Haduk, Jerry Ho, Jennifer Ingegno, Claire Lechtenberg, Kyra Martakis, Zamir Nasary, Mario Serrano (Class of 2013 Honorarian), Caroline Suozzi, Stanislaw Tokarz, Steven Villatoro, Tiffany Vizcarra, Victoria Zumaeta and Carina Zupa.

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 3,800 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.