38 AP Scholars Honored at GCHS

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The College Board has named 38 former and current Glen Cove High School students as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars for the 2012-13 school 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 represents a 35% increase in the number of AP Scholars from last year and helps to meet one of the district’s long-range goals to raise AP scores.

In addition to the large increase in AP Scholars overall, the number of GCHS AP Scholars with Distinction – which represents the highest level of AP achievement –doubled from last year.

The Glen Cove Board of Education and Glen Cove High School (GCHS) administration honored these students at the January 7 Board meeting. GCHS Principal Dr. Joseph Hinton, Assistant Principals Nadine Wheeler (AP Coordinator) and Allen Hudson and Coordinator of Guidance and Pupil Personnel Michael Tweed awarded certificates to those AP Scholars who were in attendance. The ceremony is scheduled every January when many AP Scholars who have already graduated return to Glen Cove while still on semester break.

AP Scholars scoring 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams are: Aisha Ali, Alison Baade, Matthew Bellomo, Rachel Brady, Cristina Cappiello, Ylenia Elvy-Panton, Remi Farnan, Alexandra Franklin, Nyra D. Gaston, Connor Hammel, Rina Hernandez, Jerry Ho, Jennifer Ingegno, Matthew Kolbert, Yaqrah LeTellier, Robert MacDonald, Lazar Mirkovic, Briana Moglia, Jayant Panancherry, Christian Ring, Devon Roesch, Mario Serrano, Dominik Sierzega, Stanislaw Tokarz, Daniel Whitely, Bryon Wilkins, and Carina Zupa.

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: Nicole D’Ambrosio, John Garcia, and Alexandra Gerin.

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:
Alison Abrams, Lorraine Ballero, Elias Blinkoff, Jakub Micko, Risa Nagel, Emily Natale, Gorov Sodhi, and Kellie Williams.

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.